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Ukraine president flees capital as foes surge

Parliament exercised its constitutional powers to set an election to select President Viktor Yanukovych’s replacement.

Mass. is easing rules for some pollutants

Developers will be allowed to leave substantially more arsenic and lead in the soil deep below contaminated construction sites.

Blind and hearing-impaired, Carl Richardson stood at a crosswalk in front of the State House that has no ramp.

Beacon Hill resisting ramps, aids for disabled

Long after other parts of Boston have come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Beacon Hill remains the lone holdout.

A memorial to Pam Wells, a mother of two, marks a Seabrook, N.H., bridge where she and another bicyclist were killed.

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On way to disaster, a life of wrong turns

Darriean Hess was the little one in a broken family. Her last, disastrous choice, was, however, her own, police say. And others paid the price.


// Putin muscled Sochi to success. Now, what’s next?

President Vladimir Putin plans to make Sochi a destination, and not just for its balmy climate and snow-capped Caucasus peaks.