College placement exam comes under new scrutiny

The exam sends many college students into remedial math, raising questions about whether the test itself is flawed.

Republican presidential debate

// Trump continues attack on Megyn Kelly with ?blood? comment

Donald Trump?s remarks prompted conservative activists to uninvite him from a meeting Saturday.

During Thursday?s debate, Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump for previously calling ?women you don?t like ?fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.? ?

Donald Trump misfired, N.H. GOP women say

In N.H., home to the nation?s earliest primary, the state?s leading Republican women called Trump?s comments improper.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greeted well-wishers upon arrival on Martha's Vineyard on Friday.

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Obama begins Martha?s Vineyard vacation a day early

President Obama and his family arrived in Mass. on Friday, a day earlier than originally scheduled, for a 17-day break.

// Gardner Museum guard doesn?t recall visit

A former security guard said he doesn?t remember letting a man into the museum the night before it was robbed.

Verizon will end discounted phones under new service plans

The move was made in the name of simplification, but it could result in some customers paying more.

// Man shot and seriously wounded in Roxbury

Police found the man on Annunciation Road around 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

// Lawsuit over Schilling?s firm to be partly settled

A Rhode Island agency sought to recoup some of the $75 million in loan guarantees it had used to lure Curt Schilling?s company to the state.

Police and crime investigators were on the scene after a bicyclist killed Friday when she was hit by a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

Death on Mass. Ave. puts focus on cycling dangers

The intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street is considered Boston?s most dangerous for bicyclists.

NFLPA, NFL make arguments known ahead of Tom Brady settlement conference

Each side filed motions Friday in advance of Wednesday?s settlement conference.

// Patriots get lowdown on how NFL will inspect footballs this season

On a visit to Foxborough, NFL official Tony Steratore explained the new procedures on the handling of footballs.

Starts & Stops

// Boston Cyclists Union founder leaves for new transportation role

The bike union is now looking for a leader at a time when biking can still be a dangerous prospect in some areas of the city.

The first page of Henry David Thoreau?s 1850 notes on the shipwreck in which Margaret Fuller drowned, along with a transcript of the same page.

Recovered Thoreau account provides a long-lost history

The acquisition is rare and important because it unites three of New England?s leading intellectuals and Transcendentalists.

The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 shone brightly Friday night during a landmark event at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina.

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Historic Nantucket Lightship shines bright in Boston

The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 shone brightly Friday during a landmark event in East Boston.

Kathleen Boyd (right) and Kristin Livingston reacted to water mist in the MX4D theater at Showcase Cinema de Lux.

New seating system shakes up cinema

A new screening room in the Revere Showcase theater complex has ?4-D? seating that bombards moviegoers? senses with vibrations and motions.


At 51, Boxford woman going strong in bodybuilding

?The discipline not only helps me physically, but in other aspects of my life,? said championship bodybuilder Lauren Laplante-Rottman.

love letters

// He?s great, they have fun, but for her, it?s only for now

The issue that has started to crop up is that I don?t view him as ?the one? and never have. I view him more as the ?one for now.?

Ground Game

//[1]-8417.jpg 7 key moments from the Republican presidential debate

Here are seven critical moments from the most consequential day yet in the 2016 Republican presidential race.


Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta

// When doctors make mistakes, the guilt stays with us

The technologist looked at me with piercing eyes and said, ?I know you. You took care of my dad. Because of you, he suffered and died in pain.?

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

70 years after the atomic bombs

The 70th anniversary of the world?s first nuclear attack was marked this week.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

// With hiring apps, companies can get employees on demand

The days of the resume and the sweaty sit-down interview may be dwindling.


// The ?Francis agenda? is making inroads in the US

From the environment to annulments, Francis? priorities are influencing the Church in the United States.

Nation & World

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