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Patriots, Seahawks battle in second half

Both teams are looking to surge ahead as the score remains tied in Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Patriots are looking to break the tie score in the second half.

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Katy Perry performed during the halftime show.

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Seattle’s Chris Matthews celebrated a late second quarter touchdown.

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Rob Gronkowski caught a 22-yard touchdown pass.

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Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown in the second quarter.

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Brandon LaFell scored the game’s first touchdown.

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LeGarrette Blount carried the ball in the first quarter.

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Tom Brady walked off the field after throwing an interception.

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The Patriots received the ball first to open the championship game.

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An energized New England team ran onto the field.

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Tom Brady and the Patriots took to the field before the game.

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Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick shook hands before the game.

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Boston native Mark Wahlberg arrived at the stadium in Arizona.

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 hands the ball to LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Patriots addressing unfinished business in Arizona

The near-perfect Patriots of 2007 needed this year’s edition to make things right in Glendale.


Key moments for the 2014 Patriots

Columnist Christopher Gasper recounts the ups and downs of a thrilling season that has the Patriots one game way from a championship.

One football was two pounds underinflated, report says

Several new details emerged on Sunday regarding the NFL’s investigtation into the Deflategate controversy.

// Tom Brady acknowledges feelings hurt by Deflategate speculation

“It’s been a lot of speculation, and I think that’s what led to my hurt feelings,’’ Brady said in an interview with Bob Costas.

Excited local Patriots fans settle in for Super Bowl

Fans crowded before televisions in family rooms and taverns around the region Sunday to watch the New England Patriots.

Idina Menzel sang the national anthem before Super Bowl XLIX  in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 1.

Menzel, Legend kick off Super Bowl XLIX

The R&B singer and Broadway star brought two classy performances to the field before the start of the game.

// Patriots fans in Phoenix call on good luck charms

Fans who gathered at Toso’s Bar & Restaurant summoned everything from confetti poppers to custom-made Patriots dresses.

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Up to a foot of snow possible Monday

Officials canceled school in Boston for Monday as another storm moved into the region.

Cheri Blauwet, co-chair of the Boston 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Movement Committee, gestures as she addresses reporters during a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The organizers released their

With Boston 2024 bid, a chance to shift the paradigm

By making accomplished Paralympian Cheri Blauwet part of planning and pitching its bid, Boston 2024 has raised the profile of Paralympic sport.

Tess Pearson of Family & Children’s Services said the suicides caught the island by surprise.

Middle-age suicides rattle Nantucket

Seven people have killed themselves since October, sending islanders scrambling for answers.

Jeb Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush, at Jeb’s graduation from Andover in June 1971.

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The education of Jeb Bush began with big troubles at Andover

Bush almost ran aground at Phillips Academy, and it would take four years for him to straighten out.

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// Another Bratton revolution for the New York City police

One year after Bill Bratton regained the reins of the NYPD, he is engaged in a battle that is both epic and personal.

The Big Picture

Super Bowl XLIX

The New England Patriots battled the Seattle Seahawks in America’s premiere sporting event.



// Curtail 529 college savings plans

The plans disproportionately benefit wealthier taxpayers who would likely be saving for their children’s college bills anyway.