Some parts of area expecting 18 inches of snow

Plymouth County and Cape Cod could see a foot and a half. Eight to 12 inches are forecast in Boston.

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The announcement comes as a storm that could dump as much as 18 inches of snow on some parts of the state nears.

”It’s like a circus, a three-ring circus,” said Judi Waldert, a middle-of-the-road Republican.

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N.H. voters try to decide as bold rhetoric changes primary

It’s a scrambled political world — one that, at least in New Hampshire, looks almost nothing like the one people imagined back, say, a year ago.

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Since the beginning of February, 2,345 political ads have aired in the New Hampshire market, which includes Boston.

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The numbers reflect one of the lessons of the 2016 primary: that bankrolling huge advertising buys has become less important than media coverage.

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As he did Saturday, Trump said he would seek to employ a technique that many define as torture.

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Bret Gordon fraudulently transferred more than $3 million from his business to himself between 2013 and 2015, a lawsuit says.

Super Bowl: Broncos 24, Panthers 10

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finished the Super Bowl 13 of 23 for 141 yards with an interception.

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Christopher L. Gasper

If this is it, Peyton Manning went out a winner

It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t vintage Manning, but history doesn’t keep score with style points.

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/508989942.jpg Wrath of Broncos’ defense paralyzed Panthers, Cam Newton

The Broncos teed off on the Panthers’ shaky offensive line, hitting Newton 13 times.

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From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi ad, spots during the game ran the gamut.

Shirley Leung

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Everywhere the governor goes, he carries with him a secret.

Part of smoking’s appeal — epitomized by actresses like Patty Duke in the 1960s — was the promise of weight loss.

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stat | gut check

Eyeing a link between ditching tobacco, obesity

A paper says that because quitting smoking causes many to gain weight, the decline in smoking helped fuel the rise in obesity.

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Current aims to use high-tech solutions to help customers rein in their electric bills.

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The Cambridge company is trying to become the networking site for a large but overlooked segment of the labor market.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_dartmouth_84432.jpg UMass Dartmouth launches campaign to deter heroin use

After two apparent heroin overdoses, one fatal, the school is launching a campaign to educate students about the dangers of the drug.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Marjorie S. Rosenthal

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Local physicians didn’t see the problems with the water. Will their shortsightedness have nationwide repercussions?

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/52bf081c53ee4dd393fb7905ea41df14-52bf081c53ee4dd393fb7905ea41df14-0.jpg In GOP debate, it’s a different Donald Trump

Trump’s tactic of mostly staying out of the fray is an indication that he may have evolved as a politician.

The Big Picture

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Primary push in New Hampshire

All across New Hampshire, crowds are gathering to hear and see the Democratic and Republican candidates for president before Tuesday’s primary.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

BetaBoston

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner_new_20150111.jpg Racing to build mobile audiences in developing nations

Facebook, Google, and Boston-based Jana pursue strategies to connect consumers in emerging economies to mobile Internet — and advertisers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Crux

crux

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An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

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Globe Insiders

Design New England

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A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.