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Gingrich, Romney keep debate civil

GOP front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were the focus of much of the attention heading into the final debate before the Iowa caucuses.

State’s employment picture brightens

The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November, its lowest level in nearly three years, as employers added jobs for the second consecutive month.

School abuse fears not reported

The principal of a Dorchester school never told state authorities about a teacher aide’s inappropriate contact with a student, school officials said.

A formal end to nine years of war

The Pentagon declared an official end to its mission in Iraq yesterday, closing a troubled conflict that helped reshape US politics and left a bitter legacy of anti-US sentiment across the Muslim world.

for Health and Science - 16brothers - (Right to left): Brothers David Reshef and Yakir Reshef developed MIC under the guidance of professors from Harvard University and the Broad Institute. (ChieYu Lin)

Brothers create computer data sifter

Yakir and David Reshef, both Boston college students, created a powerful tool to rapidly flag patterns and identify correlations in huge databases.