Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Mitt Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10.

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The former Mass. governor is bowing out after three weeks of flirtation with the idea that he would campaign again.

Aaron Hernandez listened during his trial on Thursday.

Mother of victim overcome with emotion at Hernandez trial

The mother of murder victim Odin Lloyd had to leave court when graphic photos of her son’s wounds were displayed.

Stanley Rosenberg and Brian A. Joyce (standing at left in first row) visited Randolph Engineering in Randolph to learn about their manufacturing process.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

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After periodic snowfall throughout the day, the storm is expected to intensify this evening.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/south150-3943.jpg Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected

A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley.

Attorney General Maura Healey has had a busy first week in office.

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After Partners victory, what lies ahead for Maura Healey?

Healey’s swearing-in as attorney general was just the start of a big week for the Next Big Thing in Mass. politics.

Super Bowl XLIX

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The 2014 Patriots: An Oral History

Columnist Christopher L. Gasper, Tom Brady, and other voices provide the story of this Super season for the Patriots.

Four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana blames kickers for the strict rules regarding the pregame handling of footballs.

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Montana blames, praises Brady over Deflategate

Joe Montana said he thinks Tom Brady is behind the Patriots playing with underinflated footballs vs. the Colts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ernie846-6976.jpg The Patriots’ man behind the curtain

Is Ernie Adams, a little-known Bill Belichick confidant, the secret to the Patriots’ success?

Alex Speier

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Alex Speier has your guide to the story lines that set the stage for Sunday’s clash in Arizona.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Capture4-3663.JPG Ben Affleck, Matt Damon take on Deflategate on ‘Kimmel’

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” poked some fun at the fervor of Patriots fans on Thursday night.

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Magazine

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.

Opinion | JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-1129.jpg No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’

How can an entire planet, with its multifarious systems, be said to have a temperature, or even an average temperature?

Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

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Officials don’t need to have a search warrant in order to use a database that tracks the movement of millions of vehicles.

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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