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More than half of immigrants in Mass. are citizens

Younes Mekrami of Revere (right) was one of those who took the oath of citizenship Wednesday in Boston.

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Analysts say the increase has been building here and ­nationally for years, pushing the number to record highs in the country.

Elk may be found at sites designed for hunters of exotic or unusual animals.

Captive hunting in Vermont lures amid criticism

Camps where animals like buffalo and wild boar roam behind a fence have been banned since 2008, but two were allowed to remain open.

Patrick Leahy (center) and James P. McGovern (left) in Havana on Monday. They left the country on Wednesday.

Talk grows of taking Cuba off terror list

US diplomats believe that Cuba should no longer be designated a sponsor of terrorism, raising the prospect that the US could restore relations with Havana.

The Times Co. tried to sell the Globe in 2009, after first threatening to shut it down because it was losing money.

Times Co. plans to sell the Globe after 20 years

The Times Co. last tried to sell the Globe in 2009 after threatening to shut the newspaper down because it was losing money.

A line of plows worked to clear the roads in Hatfield during the blizzard. Overtime expenses can force smaller towns on a thin financial margin to cut back in other areas.

Weekend storms sap local budgets

Recent snowstorms are proving costly for local communities, which must shell out overtime pay to plow the streets.

Bulger checked for heart issue again

James “Whitey” Bulger was quietly examined for an irregular heartbeat, raising questions about whether his health will keep him from trial.