Jeb Bush shaped by troubled Phillips Academy years

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

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Bush almost ran aground at the Andover prep school, and it would take four years for him to straighten out.

// Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

The former Mass. governor suddenly dropped a three-week flirtation that seemed to be gaining momentum.

// In N.H., suddenly a wide-open Republican primary

Initial interviews suggest that the Romney coalition, built over eight years, will likely diffuse among several candidates


// Mitt Romney makes the right call

And so it all ends with one final flip-flop.

Super Bowl XLIX


// It’s Game On between Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft

In his remarks at the Super Bowl, the NFL commissioner pledged to get to the bottom of Deflategate.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Roger Goodell gives annual ‘State of the NFL’ address

The commissioner was peppered with questions about Deflategate and the league’s investigation into it.

Alex Speier

// Patriots-Seahawks a dream Super Bowl matchup for NFL

The two teams have been almost inarguably the league’s best to this point this season.

The Koran once owned by Thomas Jefferson, shown at the Library of Congress.

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How a Christian Congress embraced an ‘atheistical’ library

Two centuries ago, a religiously uniform legislature planted the seed for a wide-ranging Library of Congress.

Boston officials ask students to be safe after Super Bowl

The mayor and Boston’s police commissioner are asking college students to behave responsibly after Sunday’s game.

Frantic passengers kicked out windows to escape a smoking train.

Baker disappointed in MBTA response to Red Line incident

Following the chaotic scene at Quincy Center Station, the MBTA seemed to suggest the passengers overreacted.

// Jurors in Aaron Hernandez trial can watch Super Bowl

The judge urged jurors to be “vigilant” and remove themselves from any discussions about the case.

// Walsh wants to revise deal that bars Olympics criticism

Mayor Walsh signed an agreement that prevents city workers from criticizing the bid to host the 2024 Games.

Kieran Kesner


Did the MBTA’s late-night experiment really work?

The one-year pilot program, meant to usher Boston into a new cultural era and pump up the economy, is about to wrap up.


// What really toppled Cape Wind’s plans for Nantucket Sound

With the ambitious wind project seemingly dead, take a look back at what went wrong.



// Add a helmet to sledding gear

Organize hordes of helmeted kids to take over the slopes in order to encourage a safe habit.

The Big Picture

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Massive snowstorm hits the Northeast

The storm blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly three-feet high in some places.

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