GOP debate has rocky start and stays raucous

Many voters in New Hampshire are undecided or open to a last-minute switch, making the stakes in Saturday’s debate high.

Yvonne Abraham

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It’s a lousy time to be an American Muslim, and it’s especially lousy in New Hampshire.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_jeb_bush_bedford.jpg Jeb Bush enters the final days of his last stand

Without a major comeback, Bush will face increasing pressure to bow out of the race.

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Clinton is hoping votes in racially diverse states in the Deep South, like South Carolina, put an end to Bernie Sanders’ surge.

Meredith Warren

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It only took about 30 minutes Saturday for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to squander their post-Iowa momentum.

The MBTA is gathering public input on fare increases that could go into effect in July.

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Starts & Stops

Groups lining up against MBTA fare increases

The Pioneer Institute, the NAACP, and Transportation for Massachusetts are among those opposing the T’s plan.

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Interim superintendent Matthew Malone and the school committee cited a difference of vision in their announcement.

KEVIN CULLEN

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No one claimed George Whalen’s body at the city morgue, but that doesn’t mean there was no one there to say farewell.

4 to 7 inches of snow expected in Boston area on Monday

Snow is expected to begin Monday morning and continue into the night, with the heaviest amount in Southeastern Mass.

Nelsy Avendano of East Boston cradled her newborn son, Kevin Loaiza-Avendano, in her hospital room at Boston Medical Center last month.

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More maternity wards are doing away with nurseries

Many postpartum specialists now believe that nurseries are not the best, or most natural, way to provide care.

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It finally happened: Larry David and Bernie Sanders, together, on the hit show.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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Move over, Doug Flutie, the fourth-year Panthers linebacker is on a collision course with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Red Sox’ position players report to spring training on Feb. 23.

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NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Here are the Red Sox storylines entering spring training

Have they added the right pieces to go from worst to first, and perhaps beyond?

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Kenai Whyte’s death is under investigation, and police have released few details about the circumstances.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/53f60226-da5d-4267-b7a2-3d3fe998d988-386.jpg What is a N.H. independent voter to do?

Four days from the primary, there is no obvious path for them to take and no obvious candidate for them to back.

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.

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