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Cuts in place, Obama and GOP brace for next fight

Attention is turning to the next major budget hurdle, with less than a month remaining to negotiate a plan to fund the government beyond March 27.

Chad claims Al Qaeda commander killed

The death of Moktar Belmoktar, the terrorist who planned the recent attack on an Algerian natural gas plant, was not yet confirmed.

Winslow wins Republican straw poll for US Senate

State Representative Daniel Winslow won in a straw poll of nearly 200 Republicans held today at the Danversport Yacht Club.

BU student dies after being found unconscious

The 19-year-old was found in an Allston apartment, and campus police said there was no indication of foul play.

Red Sox 2, Twins 1

Red Sox streak continues

Will Middlebrooks returned to the lineup after missing two games, and Ryan Sweeney added an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Biologist Bryan Windmiller checked for Blanding’s turtles fitted with radio transmitters at the Great Meadows refuge, in a conservation effort that includes raising hatchlings in captivity; the turtle below was “head-started” by Curtis Middle School students in Sudbury.

Evan McGlinn for The Boston Globe.

Conservation effort keeps watch over turtles

A Concord-based project is keeping watch over the local Blanding’s turtle population, hoping to boost their chances for survival.

A killer disguised as Edgar Allan Poe on Fox’s “The Following.”

Critic’s Notebook

Why serial killers draw a following on TV

We kind of, sort of, love serial killers, who surface all over the “dial,” most recently on Fox’s nascent hit “The Following” and the CW’s “Cult.”

Caroline “Calle” Cronk, who has a rare brain tumor, practices her dance moves with her friends during a class in Scituate.

Hope for Caroline

Family aids work to discover a cure

As a Norwell 5-year-old fights a rare and inoperable brain tumor, her family’s nonprofit has raised more than $175,000 for research.


// A gourmet food tour of Providence

A jam-packed, behind-the-scenes walking tour takes visitors to some of Providence’s top kitchens to meet chefs and sample signature dishes and drinks.


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Bruins 3, Lightning 2

A power play by Brad Marchand (left) with less than three minutes put a smile on the face of Patrice Bergeron, who assisted the winner.

Bruins come charging back

Brad Marchand snapped home a 20-foot wrist shot with 2:16 remaining in regulation, breaking a 2-2 tie and leading the Bruins to a win at the Garden.


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waved to supporters at an election night rally in Boston.

Romney returning to national stage

Mitt Romney re-emerged in a broadcast interview this week to criticize President Obama’s leadership and will address a conservative gathering this month.