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Today is Sunday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2016. There are 328 days left in the year.

Chess notes

As predicted, Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel tournament with a score of 9 points out of 13. He played steady if unsensational chess and just waited for his competition to self-destruct. He had five wins and nine draws with no losses. His main rival was Fabiano Caruana of the United States, who also had five wins but two losses. His losses came against David Navara of the Czech Republic and in the last round against Evgeny Tomashevsky of Russia. He had other opportunities but had to settle for second place on tie-break over Ding Liren of China. The other American in the field was Wesley So, whose one win and 12 draws was good enough for fourth place.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Doris Kanin, 92; a longtime Democratic activist in Mass.

Mrs. Kanin, also a longtime peace activist, attended four Democratic National Conventions.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

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Governor Charlie Baker (right) praised Chris Christie Saturday for his work fighting the opioid epidemic.

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Thousands pack into weekend campaign events in N.H.

State officials say the primary will probably generate a record number of voters Tuesday.

// For N.H. primary tourists, campaign is a political party

They come from the ends of the country — and sometimes the world — to experience it.

Yvonne Abraham

// Lying low in N.H.

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

Falling tree limb claims second victim in Canton

A 48-year-old man died Saturday after being struck by a falling tree limb in Canton Friday night.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher


Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.


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Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.