Patrick and Jess.

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Her decision, their life

A Boston Marathon survivor’s journey as she debates whether to live with pain or become a double-amputee. By Eric Moskowitz

Nicole Bollerman’s teaching and generosity gave her third grade class at UP Academy Dorchester many reasons to smile.

Support for Dorchester teacher after ethics concerns over gifts

The teacher donated her essay prize winnings to her charter school and received a check and donations from Ellen DeGeneres.

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 24: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The summit is hosting a group of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates to discuss core conservative principles ahead of the January 2016 Iowa Caucuses. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Palin criticizes Obama, immigration policy in Iowa

Sarah Palin called President Obama “an overgrown little boy” Saturday in a speech that caused a buzz on social media.

Raising the roof and adding on to the house created an attractive open-concept living space.

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home of the week

Cape-style home with dramatic great room

Once a cottage, this Cohasset home was transformed by raising the roof 12 feet to create a space where metal, wood, and light dramatically collide.

In Salinger’s corner of the world, stories to tell, stories to keep

Writer J. D. Salinger spent the last half of his life in Cornish, N.H., and Windsor, Vt., and, for visitors to these historic towns, it’s easy to see why.


Boston’s Innovation History: 65th anniversary of microwave

In 1945, the most famous candy bar in speed-cooking history melted in the pocket of a West Newton man named Percy Spencer.

Malcolm Rogers, outgoing director of the Museum of Fine Arts, received a $60,096 annual housing allowance, according to the museum’s latest tax filing. It was part of a total compensation package worth $906,897.

Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks

Many nonprofit heads are not only well-paid, but receive perks like housing allowances, club dues, and free travel for spouses.

NFL playoffs


// Belichick blinds NFL with science on Deflategate

Bill the Science Guy made an impassioned, entirely plausible and convincing case for why Deflategate is a bunch of hot air.

Bill Belichick said the Patriots conducted their own internal study this week about football preparation and air pressure.

Belichick ‘100 percent’ sure Patriots met NFL rules

New England’s coach flatly denied any wrongdoing and explained the team’s gameday football preparations.


// Ravens’ Harbaugh sounds like he’s pleading for forgiveness

Inside Patriots circles, the blame for Deflategate rests with JohnHarbaugh and Colts counterpart Chuck Pagano.

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of the Northeast this weekend, and a wintry mix could make for a messy Monday morning commute in New York, Boston and other cities, the National Weather Service said on Friday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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After first significant snowfall, another storm on tap for Monday

After the season’s first serious snowstorm left some areas with 9 inches, meteorologists say another storm is expected Monday evening.

Video appears to show decapitated body of Japanese hostage of ISIS

President Barack Obama condemned what he called a “brutal murder.”


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// Olympics can give Boston its overdue urban transit ring

Imagine commuting from Boston University to Harvard Square without having first to head downtown.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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