GOP presidential debate

GOP candidates trade attacks at S.C. debate

Candidates mingled on stage Saturday at the conclusion of the debate.

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The candidates fought to notch game-changing performances before South Carolina primary voters cast ballots in six days.


// Donald Trump didn?t win any fans with debate performance

The Republican front-runner repeatedly offered words that could be used against him all week.

Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79


// GOP demands threaten US Supreme Court?s integrity

Republicans? ultimatum that President Obama not appoint a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia would constitute court-packing in reverse.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

GOP leaders say Obama must not fill Supreme Court seat

Justice Antonin Scalia?s death immediately thrusts control of the court to the forefront of the presidential campaign agenda for both parties.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// What does Antonin Scalia?s death mean for Supreme Court, US politics?

Without Scalia?s distinctive conservative weight, several of this term?s highest-profile cases are likely to turn in a new direction.

//[1].jpg Boston breaks Valentine?s Day cold weather record

Boston temperatures dropped to minus-8 degrees, making Sunday the coldest day in the city since 1957.

// Officials complete inspection of roadway covers

Crews looked at more than 900 covers and grates after a manhole cover smashed through a windshield and killed a driver Friday.


// Lawsuit against nanny may force harsh details to surface

The story of Rehma Sabir, the 1-year-old Cambridge girl who died three years ago, was tragic. Now it could get ugly.

// For a little man, Isaiah Thomas has a big fan club

Some of the game?s best small guards ? Iverson, Archibald, Thomas ? have been impressed by the 5-foot-9 Celtic.

Pinball wizards bring intensity at state championships

Sixteen people battled Saturday for the right to be named the state?s premier pinball player.


// Let?s ease up on Hanley Ramirez, and pile on Cam Newton

How did Hanley become the poster child for everything that was wrong with the Red Sox? And where do we start with Cam?

Grammy Awards | Monday, 8 p.m. (CBS)

// Who will take home the Grammy Gold?

Sarah Rodman predicts who might win ? and who should win.

ty burr

// Movies to fall in love over ? or not

Ty Burr hears from family and friends about films used to put a potential significant other to the test.

Long?s diamond halo rings.

The glittering history of the engagement ring

Many couples are likely to get engaged on Valentine?s Day, but have you considered how the practice of presenting a diamond ring with a proposal came to be?


// A comprehensive ranking of all 30 major league managers

The opinions are based on track record, as well as last year?s success or failure.

Bob Ryan

// Unlike NBA, NCAA title is up for grabs

Only four elite teams have a shot at the NBA title. Meanwhile, the college game is wide open.

// Maine city teams with Colby to revitalize a college town

A struggling blue-collar city in Maine sees a reason for hope with help from an unexpected source ? Colby College and its president.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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



// RunKeeper acquired by ASICS for $85m

One of Boston?s original mobile success stories is now part of a big sports-apparel company.

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.



// Pope dons sombrero as he travels to Mexico

A Mexican journalist presented Pope Francis with a traditional hat as the pontiff departed from the Vatican Friday.

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Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles ? but no doors to restrict sightlines.