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George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

George H.W. Bush shook hands with Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2003 during an event in College Station, Texas.

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Bush was a model of gentlemanly public service that has, in some ways, been abandoned.

The American flag was at half staff Saturday at Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Kennebunkport remembers its famous resident and marks ‘a chapter closed’

Mourners left flowers, Christmas wreaths, and other mementos honoring the country’s 41st president in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A look at the interior of a Newton District Court courtroom.

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ICE agent was in courthouse. Did judge and others help man flee?

There’s a federal probe into whether a Newton District Court judge and court personnel helped an undocumented immigrant leave through a back door and avoid arrest.

David Sinclair of Life Biosciences believes the best way to treat a range of illnesses, from cancer to heart disease to Alzheimer’s, is to attack aging itself.

Fountains of youth: Biotech startups emerge from stealth mode to ‘take on aging’

A super-stealthy holding company called Life Biosciences has launched more than a half dozen biotechs aimed at finding new ways to slow the aging process.