Why are the GOP hopefuls so quiet on job creation?

Republican presidential candidates took take the stage during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado on Oct. 28.

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One likely reason: The jobs environment is strong by many accounts.

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With her numbers on the rise after a summer slump, Clinton finds herself increasingly targeted by her primary opponents.

US President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right), delivered a statement on the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday.

Obama cites global warming in Keystone XL pipeline rejection

The president?s decision enraged Republicans, who hope to reverse the decision if they retake the White House next year.


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Not everyone has cable television, and these debates serve a civic purpose.

Stepahnie McMahon was found in this Hyde Park apartment murdered by her boyfriend in a domestic violence case.

Missteps in Hyde Park domestic case seen as exception

A former Boston police officer said that to check whether there?s an outstanding restraining order is taught in ?police 101.?

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Is your car winter-ready?

What?s the best way to winterize your car?

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A ?Now Hiring? sign in the window of the Dedham store is quickly dated as the 26-store chain liquidates.

With competition waning, prices skyrocket for some generic drugs

Prescription drugs represent the fastest-growing component of health care costs.

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It was the first top-level contact between the formerly bitter Cold War foes since they split amid civil war 66 years ago.

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Latest WHO report on meat consumption may lack long-term bite

After last week?s report labeled processed meats as carcinogens, bacon, it appears, is already making a comeback.


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They thought, just how bad could military service be when for the first time in your life you had three meals a day?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/turner101315ZONES11zovets40.jpg Healing the invisible wound

Veterans with PTSD are moving forward by going back to college, buddying up with a service dog, and seeking the compassion of fellow veterans.

Mourners held hands at the funeral service for Clive Francis, 49, who was fatally shot in the head in October.

More than 1,000 mourn man who helped ?minister? to people

Clive M. Francis Sr., 49, who was allegedly murdered last month by his niece, was buried Friday.


A frustrating encounter with the state tax bureaucracy

The Mass. Department of Revenue went after one businessman?s son because it couldn?t figure out a simple mistake had been made.

Half-hour shows include (clockwise from left): Pivot?s ?Please Like Me,? HBO?s ?Togetherness,? FX?s ?Louie,? and Amazon?s ?Transparent.?

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Half-hour dramas prove less is more

The current batch of half-hour dramas includes some of the best series that TV has to offer.

The Levines moved in in the 1890s, had four children, and made clothing in another room.


Exposing the many layers of tenement life

New York?s Lower East Side Tenement Museum is easily one of the most unusual of the city?s many fascinating museums.

hot ticket

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Calling all ewoks, wookies, and aspiring Princess Leias: Somerville?s LegoLand Discovery Center Boston to host Star Wars Days.

Friday?s high school football scoreboard

Everett beats Peabody, Reading tops Westford, Duxbury defeats North Attleboro, and more.

Thomas P. ?Tip? O?Neill Jr. in 1987.

Hopes high for fungus-free State House holiday tree

The Tip O?Neill Christmas tree on the State House West Lawn was beginning to not look a lot like Christmas.

Love Letters

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They?ve been getting along great and there are no huge/new issues. Except for the porn.

The Big Picture

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Bliss Dharma Assembly

Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns gathered for the annual event in remote China to mark Buddha?s descent from the heavens.


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WordPress, Reddit, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo are among the big Internet companies that regularly forward takedown requests to Lumen?s database.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/vatican150-1048.jpg Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.