Cost of sequestration hits home in Boston

Brody Dorion with his mother, Vanessa, at a Head Start in Boston. “It’s not day care,” Vanessa says. “The kids are in there learning.”

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The Head Start program, which serves 2,500 children, is bracing for cuts that could leave 250 children and perhaps a center out in the cold.

// Mass. studying pros, cons of city vs. rural casinos

The state gambling commission has a number of decisions to make over the next 12 months, but perhaps none as fundamental as this: Rural or urban?

Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster and his daughter Riley

For Ryan Dempster, a cause he takes to heart

The Red Sox pitcher’s foundation is spreading the word on an obscure affliction: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

opinion | Tom Keane

For Danica Patrick, sex and skill sell

Danica Patrick’s public persona rejects the notion that women can be beautiful or talented but not both.

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// Kerry says US releasing millions in aid to Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry announced $250 million in American aid to support the country’s ‘‘future as a democracy.’’

GOP stands firm against tax hikes

Republican leaders said Sunday that they would not consider tax increases to reverse federal budget cuts but would open talks with Democrats on federal spending.

Cardinals gather for talks ahead of conclave

Cardinals from around the world arrived in Rome for meetings ahead of the election of a pope to succeed Benedict XVI.

Mitt Romney waved to supporters at an election night rally in Boston, where he conceded the presidential race to President Obama.

Romney confirms mistakes in push for White House

Mitt Romney said his failure to win over minority voters did “real damage” to his White House campaign, and that “it kills me” he is not president.


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Brad Marchand

Bruins getting major output from Brad Marchand

The forward is connecting at the same pace that brought Cam Neely 50 goals almost 20 years ago — the last time a Bruin scored 50.


Gabriel Gomez (left), Michael Sullivan, and Daniel Winslow each got a chance to speak to Republican voters during a straw poll in Danvers on Saturday.

Winslow tops votes in GOP straw poll for Senate race

State Representative Daniel Winslow received 79 votes, compared with 55 for Michael Sullivan and 59 for Gabriel Gomez.

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Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.