Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected

The decision caps a long process that started three years ago when Partners started pursuing South Shore Hospital.

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

Aaron Hernandez (center) listened during his trial on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Hernandez DNA found at scene

A marijuana joint found next to murder victim Odin Lloyd allegedly contained both his DNA and that of Aaron Hernandez.

Friday storm to drop up to 8 inches of snow

Two storms are expected to hit after midnight into Friday and Sunday into Monday.

Despite Obama veto threat, Senate passes Keystone bill

The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Blizzard of 2015

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Aerial photos of blizzard cleanup across the state

Globe photographer David L. Ryan got a birds-eye view of the cleanup following the first blizzard of 2015.

Super Bowl XLIX

Ernie Adams (center) is the Patriots’ director of football research and close confidant of Bill Belichick.

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The Patriots’ man behind the curtain

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

Alex Speier

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Few of Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll’s colleagues enjoy the authority they have over personnel decisions.

Ben Volin

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“Feedback? Hell, it’s been a tsunami of hatred,” said Bob Kravitz, who hasn’t exactly been the most popular man with Patriots fans.

Amy Poehler receiving Hasty Pudding award

The comedian and actress didn’t let a little inclement weather stop her from journeying to Cambridge.

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Edward Davis is among a group calling for more intelligence gathering programs to detect “homegrown” extremists.

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Bystanders kicked in windows to help passengers out of a smoke-filled Red Line train at Quincy Station, witnesses said.

Opinion

Robert DeLeo | May 10, 2009

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Robert DeLeo includes term limits for the speakership as an example of reform on Beacon Hill.

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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