In South, GOP contenders talk tough on refugees

The red-meat rhetoric is aimed at those who vote in the presidential primary in March and exert a stronger influence in the race.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins spoke at a press conference at the Paris Court House on Wednesday.

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Paris prosecutor says terror cell in siege was ready to act

Police fired 5,000 rounds in an hourslong siege earlier today, breaking up a cell that was ready to launch new attacks, a prosecutor said.

Cambridge, Somerville officials warn of rush hour traffic amid march

A demonstration by Tufts and Harvard students could cause ?significant traffic delays? near Porter Square, police said.

Late-night MBTA service on the chopping block again

Officials deem the agency?s experiment with the extra hours unsuccessful and too expensive to subsidize.

British Airways passenger held on $500 bail

The 32-year-old woman tried to open an exit door on a plane heading into Logan Airport on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Walsh proposes raising age limit for cigarettes to 21

Boston teenagers would be prohibited from purchasing tobacco products under strict rules being proposed by Mayor Walsh.

Whether it?s a Freudian slip, debate aphasia, or evidence-free assertions, presidential candidates have a reputation for putting their feet in their mouths.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick study

Lies, gaffes, and Freudian slips: Do voters care?

Candidates have sometimes paid a price for less-than-truthful statements. Not so much in 2016.

Charter school backers rallied on Boston Common by the State House.

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Charter school backers rally near State House

The rally called upon lawmakers to change a law limiting the number of the independent public schools.

02/23/14: Ft. Myers, FL: It was Photo Day at camp today, as players came in early to pose for pictures for yearbooks, programs, editorial use etc. They also did videos and audio for promotional purposes during the season. Red Sox DH David Ortiz also posed with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies (all teams which he played on). After he did a traditional pose for the team photographer, he requested one just for himself, and he turned his cap around, sat on the table and pointed at the hardware. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Red Sox Spring Training


David Ortiz?s place in Boston sports history is secure

He may not be on the local Rushmore of Russell-Orr-Williams-Brady, but he?s not far behind.

Philip Chism was seen on Tuesday in Salem Superior Court.

Video shows Chism follow victim into bathroom

Jurors in the rape and murder trial of the former Danvers High student saw a series of chilling video clips Wednesday.


// Mother Teresa to be canonized next year, report says

An Italian news agency reported that Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis in early September 2016.


Whiskey is being made from Sam Adams beer

Boston Harbor Distillery is part of a movement trying to do for craft spirits what Samuel Adams did all those years ago for beer.

19mitvideo - During excavation for MIT.nano, the Department of Facilities unearthed an unexpected relic between buildings 12 and 26: a time capsule buried on June 5, 1957, to commemorate the opening of the Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories. (MIT Museum)

MIT Museum

Time capsule meant to last 1,000 years is found at MIT

This is no ordinary time capsule. It was built, MIT-style, to last a millennium. Maybe even two or three.

// Graffiti ?battle? to take place near Fenway Park

There?s a battle going down near Yawkey Way Thursday between Boston and New York, but it doesn?t involve bats and balls.

Former New England Patriot Doug Flutie in February 2015.

Doug Flutie?s parents die of heart attacks in Fla.

The former New England football player?s parents died of heart attacks within an hour of each other on Wednesday.


// Tom Brady is GQ?s Man of the Year

One thing is clear from the cover story ? the Patriots QB doesn?t want to talk about Deflategate.

Author George R.R. Martin.


Author George R.R. Martin in agony after Patriots win

?Life is miserable and full of pain,? wrote the novelist whose fantasy series ?A Song of Ice and Fire? is the basis for HBO?s ?Game of Thrones.?


Airfare flash sales to spike on Cyber Monday, Hopper predicts

Most people aren?t thinking about spring travel plans yet, but airlines hope to entice passengers to spend money now.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Donald Trump reasserts his lead in N.H. GOP primary

A new poll finds Trump the clear leader in the field, while Ben Carson and Marco Rubio were tied for second.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Terrorism attacks in Paris

France called for three days of national mourning following Friday?s attacks.