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New dynamic for GOP as scene shifts to N.H.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

A shrunken field of Republican candidates yesterday launched a hectic one-week dash to win over New Hampshire’s famously fickle voters.

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Santorum getting fresh consideration

Rick Santorum’s virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses has raised his profile in a state where until recently his views on social issues had won little support.

‘Convenience fees’ for paying bills are widespread

Despite outrage over Verizon’s now-shelved plans to charge customers $2 to pay bills with credit or debit cards, similar - and more expensive - fees are routinely imposed by a variety of institutions.

Subway, rail delays vex shivering commuters

Thousands of commuters were delayed yesterday as frigid weather knocked out service one day after the MBTA announced a potentially steep fare increases and service cuts.

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Church’s response to abuse not good enough for some

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley issued a report outlining the church’s response to the scandal that broke 10 years ago this month, but critics said they were unimpressed.