Patrick takes ?Lone Walk? out of State House

Governor Deval Patrick is leaving the State House in a ceremonial walk as he returns to life as a private citizen.

Deep freeze descends upon Boston area

Some schools in the region already canceled classes on Thursday as wind chill temperatures were expected to hit minus 20.

A pedestrian bundled up against winter walked along Van Ness Street outside of Fenway Park.

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Evan Horowitz

How cold are Boston winters?

Cold weather is hardly a novelty in Massachusetts, but such periods of deep freeze are mercifully rare.

// Boston may learn its Olympics fate on Thursday

The US Olympic Committee?s board of directors meets Thursday in Denver to select its contender for 2024.

Northeastern researchers discover new antibiotic

Experts said the soil sample, harvested from a meadow in Maine, could be a powerful tool in the race against ?superbugs.?

Salvatore Guglielmino, 57, of North Andover was arraigned in Lawrence District Court

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Suspect in N. Andover triple homicide held without bail

Salvatore Guglielmino allegedly confessed the crimes to his mother and sister, saying he had ?killed them all,? according to a police report.

Candles were placed near the portraits of three of the four cartoonists killed in the attack in Paris.


French police identify gunmen in Paris attack

Two men in their 30s and a teenager were the gunmen who killed 12 people in Paris, French officials said.

// Editor of Charlie Hebdo pushed defiant campaigns

Stéphane Charbonnier, 47, was among 12 people killed when gunmen attacked his newspaper?s offices in Paris.

The New Hampshire State House

N.H. lawmakers allow concealed weapons in chambers

For nearly a decade, the Legislature has maintained an on-again, off-again relationship with side arms.

// ?Cosby Show? actress Phylicia Rashad defends Bill Cosby

The actress who played Cosby?s wife on ??The Cosby Show?? has broken her silence about the allegations of rape and sexual abuse.

From left, National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and Pedro Martinez pose during a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Pedro Martinez is very pleased with his vote total

The fact that 49 voters left him off their ballots did not faze the new Hall of Famer in the least.


Intel pledges $300 million to boost workplace diversity

The company plans to boost the diversity in its workforce by 14 percent over the next five years.

The Hubble Space Telescope revisted the ?Pillars of Creation? 20 years after the first photographs were released.

Hubble Telescope revisits ?Pillars of Creation?

Scientists are learning new details about the famous pillars, 20 years after the columns of gas were originally photographed.


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// Mass. leads in education, but it?s not because of Deval Patrick

The best one can say about overall student achievement during Patrick?s terms is that it has been stagnant.

The Big Picture

People light candles to form the word ?Charlie? in front of the European Parliament.

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Photos of the Paris Charlie Hebdo attack

People across Europe are paying tribute to the 12 killed in an attack on a weekly satirical newspaper?s office.

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