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Mayor Menino gives pushcart vendors 60-day extension

Downtown Crossing street vendors have filed a lawsuit to fight a decision to end the current pushcart program.

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Mass. urges taxpayers to file returns online

With only 6 percent of users filing with paper forms, officials are trying for hefty savings by prodding everyone to file electronically.

US seeks ‘serious’ action by China on hacking

The US response reflects growing concern over the security risk posed by cyber intrusions and the economic costs for American businesses.

English novelist Barbara Pym

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Barbara Pym fans converge on Boston

She may be one of the most famous 20th-century British writers Americans have never heard of. But she has fans in the US, and they’ll gather in Boston to mark the centenary of her birth.

David Krejci scored on Senators goalie Robin Lehner in the shootout.

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Bruins win in Ottawa

The Bruins were down by two goals in the first period, but rebounded to tie the game and then won it on a shootout goal by David Krejci.

// On eve of papal conclave, cardinals hold final debate

With no clear front-runner or indication of how long voting will last, cardinals Monday offered wildly different assessments of what they’re looking for in a pope.

// Jack Parker makes retirement from BU official

The BU men’s hockey coach said after a 40-year tenure during which he won 3 national titles, “It’s a tough job. It takes a lot out of you.”


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James Madison 70, Northeastern 57

James Madison guard Devon Moore blocked a shot by Northeastern guard Demetrius Pollard in the first half.

Northeastern loses in CAA final

The Huskies were vying for their first NCAA tournament berth since 1991 but came up short when James Madison University built a 22-point halftime lead.

Health and wellness

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Prevent weight gain by doing more housework

Researchers calculated that the decline in housework since 1965 has led to fewer calories burned: a difference of 2,518 calories per week or 360 calories a day.