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Presidential inauguration

Obama takes oath

President Obama was officially sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. Michelle Obama held her family Bible.

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President Obama was sworn into office on Sunday just before noon, officially beginning another four-year term.

2d state chemist charged with drug tampering

The allegations in the case against a chemist at the crime lab in Amherst are vastly different than those against disgraced former chemist Annie Dookhan.

The Ravens celebrated after stopping Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a critical fourth-down play late in Sunday’s contest.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Ravens bring an abrupt end to Patriots’ season

Pitted against a mean team of men who were not afraid, the Patriots were beaten and beaten soundly in the AFC title game.

Episcopal Bishop M. Thomas Shaw has pushed for peace in the Middle East and worked on strategies to help end gun violence in Massachusetts.

Episcopal bishop sought to end conflicts, build bridges

Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, who announced his retirement last week, leaves a singular legacy as he prepares to depart Boston’s religious scene.

The Nation

Presidential inauguration

Obama takes oath

President Obama was officially sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. Michelle Obama held her family Bible.

By Matt Viser and David Uberti

President Obama was sworn into office on Sunday just before noon, officially beginning another four-year term.

Arizona plans hospital taxes to expand its Medicaid

Jan Brewer already is facing opposition from her party.

By Bob Christie

GOP Governor Jan Brewer raised eyebrows with a plan to expand the state’s Medicaid program and pay for it by raising taxes.

Teenager kills 5 in New Mexico, police say

Officials from the sheriff’s office said they did not yet know the relation the shooter had with the five victims.

A 15-year-old boy fatally shot two adults and three children at a home near Albuquerque, authorities said Sunday.

The World

Death toll passes 80 in Algeria hostage siege

By Adam Nossiter and Michael Schwirtz

Officials said that the death toll from the four-day hostage siege at a natural gas-producing complex in the Algerian desert had passed 80.

Malian forces make gains to reclaim town from rebels

A French soldier proclaimed victory from a tank in Niono as Malian forces fought to recapture a town from Al Qaeda-linked fighters.

Backed by French air strikes, Malian forces appeared close to recapturing a key central town where al Qaeda-linked fighters had holed up.

Airstrike kills at least 7 near Syrian capital

Syrian government troops battled rebels in areas outside Damascus while regime warplanes bombed opposition-held areas.

Editorial & Opinion

John E. Sununu

A crisis of values at MIT

Players watch as an MIT student prank balloon inflates on the field at the 1982 Harvard-Yale game.

By John E. Sununu

As Aaron Swartz faced jail time, MIT remained silent. What happened to the clever, rebellious school?

JULIETTE KAYYEM

Action on guns and immigration needed

By Juliette Kayyem

The success of President Obama’s domestic agenda in his second term depends on playing to both red states and the blue ones.

JAMES CARROLL

Taking oath in America’s shrine

By James Carroll

The National Mall, where President Obama will take the oath of office, shows the pillars of a 21st-century political order — not a past but a future.

Metro

2d state chemist charged with drug tampering

By Travis Andersen

The allegations in the case against a chemist at the crime lab in Amherst are vastly different than those against disgraced former chemist Annie Dookhan.

Episcopal bishop sought to end conflicts, build bridges

Episcopal Bishop M. Thomas Shaw has pushed for peace in the Middle East and worked on strategies to help end gun violence in Massachusetts.

By Lisa Wangsness

Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, who announced his retirement last week, leaves a singular legacy as he prepares to depart Boston’s religious scene.

Lawsuit faults Mass. on foster care system

By Martine Powers

A federal class action lawsuit set to go to trial Tuesday is expected to shine a harsh light on the Massachusetts child welfare system.

Business ǀ Science

Football helmet joins fight vs. head injuries

New England Patriots defender Devin McCourty is one of two dozen NFL players who wear the Xenith helmet. He says he has taken a couple of big hits this season with no ill effects.

By Jerry Kronenberg

Former Harvard quarterback Vin Ferrara started Xenith LLC to make high-tech helmets that attempt to minimize the possibility of concussions.

Camera-ball helps keep emergency responders safe

In addition to cameras, Francisco Aguilar’s firm, Bounce Imaging, will provide room for other sensors in its ball-shaped surveillance devices.

By Hiawatha Bray

Boston firm Bounce Imaging is developing a ball with six cameras inside for 360-degree viewing that can be used as a surveillance device.

Problem 787 Dreamliner jets puts Boeing off course

By Christopher Drew

Boeing Co.’s expansion plans could be threatened by the sudden grounding of its new jets.

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Innovation Economy

CarGurus stakes out turf on auto data

By Scott Kirsner

Tech Lab Plus

Solar-powered lantern is a bright idea

By Hiawatha Bray

Obituaries

Philip Lehner, 88, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Mr. Lehner served as an intelligence officer before he ran Leigh Fibers.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Lehner served as a Navy intelligence officer before he helped build a business that is now called Leigh Fibers.

Ron Fraser, 79; college baseball coach, promoter

Ron Fraser (left) chatted with former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1992.

By Tim Reynolds

Mr. Fraser coached the national teams from two countries, is a member of 10 Halls of Fame, and won two NCAA baseball championships.

Steven Muller; at Johns Hopkins, led university, hospital

Mr. Muller, who led Johns Hopkins University during a period of tremendous growth, died Saturday. He was 85.

Sports

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP | Ravens 28, Patriots 13

Ravens KO Patriots in title game rematch

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a seat after he couldn’t complete a fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter, giving the ball, and essentially the AFC Championship, to Baltimore.

By Shalise Manza Young

Ray Lewis’s ride will continue, while the Patriots’ season ended Sunday night when Baltimore won the AFC Championship game, 28-13.

Dan Shaughnessy

Ravens bring an abrupt end to Patriots’ season

The Ravens celebrated after stopping Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a critical fourth-down play late in Sunday’s contest.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Pitted against a mean team of men who were not afraid, the Patriots were beaten and beaten soundly in the AFC title game.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots paid price for not running ball

By Christopher L. Gasper

There will be a rush to put this latest failure at the feet of Tom Brady, but the lack of a balanced attack is the reason the Patriots fell to the Ravens.

G: Health

Health

End-of-life care rarely discussed

By Kay Lazar

Despite expert recommendations meant to encourage talks about end-of-life care, many still do not spend their final days the way they would have chosen.

Tips on starting the end-of-life conversation

By Kay Lazar

There are growing efforts — some grassroots, others state-initiated — to help ease anxieties around end-of-life conversations.

Television Review

‘The Following’ is dark but not so deep

James Purefoy plays a jailed serial killer who has a cult that carries out his violent wishes outside in Fox’s “The Following.’’

By Matthew Gilbert

This new Fox series is a well put together show, but the writing doesn’t invite bigger thoughts. It just grabs you with an arsenal of bloody, familiar tricks.

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Album Review | ROCK

Widowspeak, ‘Almanac’

By James Reed

Album Review | COUNTRY

Gary Allan, ‘Set You Free’

By Stuart Munro

Album Review | PUNK ROCK

Bad Religion, ‘True North’

By Scott McLennan

Album Review | Indie Rock

Ra Ra Riot, ‘Beta Love’

By Marc Hirsh

Music Review

Iris DeMent goes deep into the country

By Stuart Munro

Boston Medical Mysteries

Dr. Sushrut Jangi shares a case of painful symptoms

By Dr. Sushrut Jangi

Daily Dose

Breaking down why we reveal secrets

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Can berries reduce your heart attack risk?

By Deborah Kotz

Nutrition and You!

What to eat to beat the common cold

By Joan Salge Blake

Health Answers

Do former smokers still have long-term health risks?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Music Review

Cantata Singers divine the incandescent

By Jeffrey Gantz

Opera Review

Cavalli in Hollywood, early opera at the Armory

By Jeremy Eichler

Names

Gloriana kicks off Patriots-Ravens game

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Lifeguard’ plays the Sundance Film Festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Toni Morrison talks civil rights at Northeastern

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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James Taylor rehearses for inauguration

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Michelle Kwan marries in Rhode Island

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Michael Phelps dines in town, wants pizza

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein