Region digs out as storm winds down

The storm is ending, but coastal communities are contending with flooding, and thousands were without power.

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The storm left some roads and neighborhoods under several feet of water.

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Many workers, on whom many people depend, found ways to get to their jobs despite difficulties.

A home owned by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann in La Jolla, Calif.

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Romney began building expensive homes after 2012 loss

Now that Mitt Romney is considering a third presidential bid, the monuments of his wealth could become a political inconvenience.

NFL playoffs

01/25/15: Chandler, AZ: The Patriots held a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, their headquarters for the week. Team owner Robert Kraft made a surprise trip to the podium and addressed the

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Kraft has picked a winner in Deflategate

Either Robert Kraft or Roger Goodell will take another legacy body blow when a Deflategate decision comes.

Michael Heiser, New England Patriots Fan and Massachusetts native, currently lives in Arizona. Here he is seen in Toso's Bar and Grill in North Phoenix, the official headquarters of the 300-member New England Patriots Fan Club. Finally they're back, but fans are still haunted by their last visit. (Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe)

In Phoenix, Patriots fans live in 2008’s wreckage

Patriots fans everywhere recall the 2008 Super Bowl and its nightmarish ending, but in Phoenix, Patriots fans live at the scene of the crime.

Alex Speier

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Football analyst Warren Sharp’s data show the Patriots have been far better than other teams in preventing fumbles in recent years.

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On Super Bowl Media Day, we set out to learn a little bit more about the team’s defensive coordinator.

Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

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Seven members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom offered to share personally in the flogging.

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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