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Northern lights could come to New England

Thanks to a massive eruption on the surface of the sun, scientists say the area has a 50 percent chance of seeing the northern lights starting tonight.

Nathan Horton celebrated his 1st period goal.

Bruins 4, Capitals 1

Bruins beat Capitals at TD Garden

A goal, assist, and fight by Nathan Horton led the Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Capitals Saturday afternoon.

Aqib Talib of the New England Patriots.

Patriots and Talib agree to one-year deal

The Patriots and cornerback Aqib Talib have agreed to a $5 million, one-year deal.

Boston Latin student the 1st girl to win city’s spelling bee

The Mission Hill 13-year-old’s prizes include a weeklong trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee after she successfully spelled “schnauzer.”

AMONG THOSE NOT GOING THIS YEAR — Senate President Therese Murray (right) is skipping the event, and Governor Deval Patrick will appear via television.

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Many politicians skipping St. Patrick’s breakfast in Southie

The breakfast, once a mandatory stop on a Beacon Hill politician’s schedule, may be losing some fizz.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


“Atlantic Steps’’ dance troupe plays Berklee Performance Center next week.


In ‘Atlantic Steps,’ showcasing an old form of Irish dance

The new show coming to the Berklee Performance Center may help spread excitement about the Irish dance form of sean-nós.

Tina Fey.


Tina Fey, just being herself

Tina Fey on her new movie “Admission,” the end of “30 Rock,” and her future as a rapper.

Dromana House, seen from across the River Blackwater.


Cottage industry welcomes countryside explorers

In the ancient oak forests of West Waterford lies the most remarkable of Irish country manors, steeped in a richness of family history.

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, in her address Friday to Massachusetts Biotechnology Council executives, said “sequestration has added an unexpected burden” to her agency.

FDA chief wary of US budget cuts

The FDA commissioner told biotechnology executives cuts could make it more difficult for her agency to speed up reviews of new drugs.

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// St. Patrick’s Day parades

What began as an observation of the anniversary of Evacuation Day in 1901 morphed along the way into a celebration of Boston’s Irish traditions.