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Half of $1b Apple-Samsung ruling invalidated

After erasing $450.5 million Samsung owed, the judge ordered a new trial on Apple’s allegations that Samsung stole ideas for smartphones and tablets.

President Obama spoke to reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday.

Obama slams GOP on spending cuts

President Obama blasted Republicans after a last-ditch effort to avoid spending cuts, assuring the reductions will start by day’s end.

Earnings rose for Blue Cross, not others

The state’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, boosted its earnings in 2012, while three other Mass. health plans had declining revenue.

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Should we put robots on trial?

A robot


As machines get smarter — and sometimes cause harm — we’re going to need a legal system that can handle them.

The World’s Only Curious George Store is one of the first in Harvard Square to install tablets that allow donations to the homeless.

In Harvard Square, donations in a swipe

Fifteen businesses installed tablets that allow people to make donations to homeless charities.

Stephen Lynch

Lynch doesn’t sign DOMA brief, blames e-mail glitch

Representative Stephen Lynch was the only member of the state’s delegation to not sign a brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

Stephen Curry, left, scored 54 points against Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks on Wednesday.

Celtics vs. Warriors | 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Curry next challenge for Celtics

The Celtics will task Avery Bradley with trying to shut down Curry, who scored 54 points against the Knicks on Wednesday.