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Matanov, friend of Tsarnaev, gets new lawyer

Khairullozhon Matanov claims he has been subjected to harsh treatment at the jail where he was being held in solitary confinement.

TSA finds credit cards stuffed inside teddy bear at Logan Airport

It looked cute, but instead of stuffing, the toy’s belly held dozens of credit cards with different names.

Both sides of Route 128 in Wakefield reopened after truck fire

State Police said motorists should expect delays after both sides of the highway were briefly shut down.

Compromise seen in helping gamblers limit losses at casinos

Casino operators are open to a program that allows customers to set their own limits on how much money they were willing to lose.

Scott Brown rejoining Fox News

The former US senator from Massachusetts, who lost to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in N.H. this year, will be a contributor on the network.

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Snow was piled high on a vehicle and houses in the south Buffalo area on Thursday.

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Why Buffalo’s blizzard could never happen in N.E.

With no giant lake, New England will never see lake-effect snow. But the Atlantic can still pack a punch in the form of a nor’easter.

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// South End resident paying for his parking mistake

Jeff Conklin parked beside a fire hydrant in the South End Thursday night, an error that he regrets immensely.

Scott Brown on FOX

Scott Brown rejoining Fox News

The former US senator from Massachusetts, who lost to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in N.H. this year, will be a contributor on the network.

Rabbi Liza Stern checked on her bees, mostly dormant now with the cold, which she keeps on the roof next to her synagogue in Cambridge.

Complaints prompt Cambridge to evict synagogue’s bees

Rabbi Liza Stern is fighting to keep four beehives on the roof of the children’s school attached to her synagogue.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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The 2014 election


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Mr. Durning held himself and his students to the highest possible standards.

Harry M. Durning Jr., 87; former WBZ editorial writer

Mr. Durning won a New England Emmy Award for editorials he wrote while working for WBZ-TV and radio from 1960 to 1980.

Kevin Cullen

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.