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Judge challenges review of his rulings

Judge Raymond G. Dougan, under investigation for alleged bias, is asking the state’s highest court to prevent questions about how he reached individual decisions.

A social media tip line for police

The Boston Police Department’s large Twitter fan base and text-a-tip program have contributed to a rapid increase in crime-solving tips.

Democrats take aim at Romney on outsourcing

President Obama and top Democrats hope to undermine Mitt Romney’s support among blue collar workers by launching an offensive in key states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Last year’s Red Sox echo in Opening Day loss

So much for the departed. The 2012 Red Sox started their season of redemption almost the way they finished last September.

Fire adds to Brimfield’s string of misfortunes

A 52-acre brush fire was the latest in a list of calamities — including a tornado, hurricane, flooding, and a snowstorm — to hit Brimfield over the past year.