Boston has compelling Games bid, IOC head says

The head of the International Olympic Committee cited Boston’s history and reputation as a center of higher education.

Anti-fluoride movement grows north of Boston

Activists are pushing for communities — including Newburyport, Gloucester, Rockport, and Topsfield — to rid their water supplies of fluoride.

National Weather Service

Up to 14 inches of snow expected Monday

The snow is expected to begin falling in Greater Boston after midnight Sunday and intensify during the morning commute.

Japanese people walked by a screen in Tokyo showing Kenji Goto.

Video is said to show beheading of Japanese journalist

The video was released on militant websites and bore the symbols of previous Islamic State group videos.

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A strong commercial base can offset a community’s municipal services and reduce property taxes, experts say.

Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown are seen in a photo from Feb. 12, 2011.

Whitney Houston’s daughter taken to hospital

Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub and was taken to an Atlanta-area hospital, authorities said.

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

George Bush Presidential Library

Jeb Bush shaped by troubled Phillips Academy years

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

Super Bowl XLIX

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-7002.jpg Belichick, Carroll have more in common than you think

The coaches go about their business differently, but the end result is the same.

SUPER BOWL XLIX | 6:30 P.M. (NBC)

Super Bowl scouting report: Patriots’ keys to victory

A look at how New England and Seattle stack up against each other.

01/18/15: Foxborough, MA: New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft is pictured on the sidelines before the game. The New England Patriots hosted the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Colts

Jonathan Kraft has been stepping out of his father’s shadow

The president of the Kraft Group is a sharp-edged chief executive whose focus rarely wavers from family, philanthropy, and making it big in business.

The Game Day Dawgs at Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge feature tastes of alligator, venison, and bison.

Score a table for Super Bowl XLIX

Here’s a game plan of celebratory spots in and around Boston where you can watch and dig into creative eats.

special section

Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

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Brookline’s a hotbed for bed-and-breakfasts

While quaint inns are more commonly associated with quieter parts of New England, there’s a bed-and-breakfast hotbed just minutes from downtown Boston.

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Organizers have selected the cities as venues for cycling, boxing, and rowing.

Most countries adhere to a basic set of global rules and norms, participate in international institutions, and are integrated into an interdependent global economy. Pictured: The United Nations General Assembly last year.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Are threats to US bigger than ever? No

The reality is that international affairs these days are actually pretty easy.

Opinion

Bruce A. Percelay

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/oped_percelayCLR2.jpg A practical approach to middle-market housing

If Boston is to provide adequate housing for the backbone of its population, several parties need to make concessions.

The Big Picture

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The road to K-pop stardom

Some Koreans often put up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry.

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