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The Nation


Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension

As Congress sought a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security, dusk fell and a midnight deadline loomed in D.C

The last-ditch vote, which merely gives lawmakers a bit more time, capped a tense day of negotiations.


Conservatives boo Jeb Bush at Md. gathering

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida,  greeted members of the audience after his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

The catcalls were a stark reminder of the challenges the former Florida governor faces as he attempts to seize front-runner status.


GOP strategizes, aiming to learn from Obama campaign

With 2016 on the horizon, the GOP wants to get even, and is starting with some grass-roots education.

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The World


Critic of Putin is shot to death near Kremlin

Police stood near the body of Boris Nemtsov, who was shot four times in the back as he walked over a bridge in Moscow.

The shooting ended Boris Nemtsov’s two-decade career as a champion of democratic reforms.


Mexican drug kingpin arrested

Servando Gómez has been on the list of Mexico’s most wanted criminals.

Police said that they had captured the leader of the Knights Templar drug gang, a former teacher.


Spain arrests 8 on suspicion of joining Ukraine rebels

The Spanish police carried out the first arrests in Western Europe of citizens accused of traveling to Ukraine to fight on the side of Russian-backed rebels.

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Editorial & Opinion



Can Elizabeth Warren be the new Ted Kennedy?

Senator Elizabeth Warren attends a US Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Feb. 24.

The senator has yet to grab hold of the deal-making piece of Kennedy’s mantle.



Walmart’s pay hike isn’t altruistic

A ruthless competitor for consumers’ dollars, the retailer now finds itself in a competition for workers.


Hit pause on search for new Boston school superintendent

If transparency and public input are to be a critical part of the decision, the School Committee should delay the vote scheduled for Tuesday.

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Baker’s choice to review T quits amid money woes

Paul L. Barrett, who was named to lead a review of the beleaguered MBTA, abruptly resigned Friday.

Paul Barrett, Governor Baker’s pick to lead an MBTA review, resigned after the Globe raised questions about his financial troubles.


Female lawyers challenge ‘invasive’ searches at prisons

Several lawyers said prison officials in Norfolk had asked them to show their bras to prove they had no contraband.


Snow anxiety hitting home for many

Shelley and Andreas Senai, shown with their daughter, Juniper, and dog, Ava, worry about the loud sounds they have been hearing outside their home in Framingham. It’s the first winter they have spent there. Credit: Michele McDonald for the boston globe

The stricken are consumed with thoughts of ice dams, water damage, snow-burdened roofs, and getting a roofer to return a call.

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Federal health reform, drug costs drive losses for Mass. insurers

The biggest loss came at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass., which reported an operating loss of $119 million.


SEC files fraud charges against Wings Network

Last April, Department of Homeland Security agents raided the Marlborough offices of TelexFree, which is facing fraud charges similar to the allegations filed against Wings Network.

The company allegedly raised at least $23.5 million in a pyramid scheme similar to the alleged TelexFree swindle.


Peter Post | Etiquette at work

Actions, words can return to haunt you

The image others have of you is influenced by actions you take not only at work but also away from work.

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Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97; influential leader at Notre Dame

South Bend residents William and Rose Michalski paid tribute to the Rev. Hesburgh (below) on the University of Notre Dame campus after his death.

The Rev. Hesburgh stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America.


Earl Lloyd, 86; was first black player in NBA

Earl Lloyd spoke in 2006 during a Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Legacy Symposium in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Lloyd broke the league’s racial barrier in 1950 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Red Sox won’t name Opening Day starter so soon, but hints are there

Fort Myers, FL - 02/26/15 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throwing live batting practice. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 25Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

By starting Tuesday against Northeastern, Clay Buchholz could be in line to start the season opener April 6.



Feb. 27 Spring training report: Quick workday for Red Sox

Fort Myers, FL - 02/27/15 - Former Red Sox Dwight Evans and Derek Lowe greet Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval during today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

On an overcast day at Fenway South, base-running drills raised the intensity level a bit.


Patriots must spend to reach cap

01/18/15: Foxborough, MA: CALM DOWN.......Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals for the crowd of fans to quiet down as he prepares to run a play deep in Colts territory. The New England Patriots hosted the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Colts

NFLPA figures show they are well below the 89 percent of the cap each team must spend from 2013-16.

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Saturday Life


Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.


Longer work hours linked to more risky alcohol use

People who worked 49 or more hours per week were 12 percent to 13 percent more likely to begin risky alcohol use, according to a recent study.


Is online dating required?

I find small talk exhausting, and it takes me a while to feel comfortable around new people.

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