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T plans weekend Red Line closures

The MBTA will shut down the Red Line north of Harvard Square on weekends from November through March to complete a $80-million repair project.

Ex-deputy fire chief acquitted in fraud case

A Boston district fire chief was acquitted of pension fraud in federal court, the second firefighter to be cleared in the pension scandal that rocked the department.

Tea Party still hunting for its champion

Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain captured the hearts of religious conservatives and Tea Party activists, but none has been able to sustain that support.

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Athletes drawn to the healing waters

US adaptive rowing teammates Ron Harvey and Laura Schwanger bring world-class ability and determination to the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta.

Fear factor a black mark against darkest of cats

Overlooked in shelters and associated with bad luck, black cats are often passed over by would-be admirers drawn to more colorful felines.