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Kayak cofounder Paul English shaped apps that compare travel searches.

The Boston Globe

Priceline makes a $1.8 billion deal for Kayak

Kayak, the New England company known for its quirky office culture and speedy travel searches, will be acquired by the online travel booking giant.

Elizabeth Warren said she needed to be more discreet on issues now that she is preparing to become a US senator.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Elizabeth Warren holds back with reporters

It was a bit of a rough start for Senator-­elect Elizabeth Warren, who held her first official press conference following her victory Tuesday. Suddenly, the voluble Harvard Law School professor and longtime media commentator sounded uncertain and impatient, offering terse answers to questions about ­fiscal policy and the success of women candidates.

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Scot Lehigh

The GOP’s election-denial disorder

By Scot Lehigh

A bad case of political denial is infecting conservatives nationwide.

Carlo Rotella

Should I let my 12-year-old daughter read the ‘Twilight’ books?

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2012 film

By Carlo Rotella

A parental debate on whether to allow a preteen to read Stephenie Meyer’s vampire love stories is a sign of the overprotective times.

Editorial

Writer Jane Holtz Kay chronicled Boston, the ‘joy in city making’

Photo from the book “Lost Boston” by Jane Holtz Kay.

Neighborhood-focused development in Boston, Kay argued, proved that change could be “a creative act.”

Metro

Elizabeth Warren holds back with reporters

Elizabeth Warren said she needed to be more discreet on issues now that she is preparing to become a US senator.

By Noah Bierman and Michael Levenson

The senator-­elect brushed aside several questions, including ones about the looming “fiscal cliff,” in her first official press conference after winning.

Business

Priceline makes a $1.8 billion deal for Kayak

Kayak cofounder Paul English shaped apps that compare travel searches.

By Katie Johnston and Michael B. Farrell

Kayak, the New England company known for its quirky office culture and speedy travel searches, will be acquired by the online travel booking giant.

Sports

Julian Edelman’s role not clear now

Julian Edelman’s season was derailed Sept. 23 when he suffered a hand injury.

By Michael Whitmer

The receiver seemed to be ahead of Wes Welker on the depth chart before a September injury. Now, his place is uncertain.