Prison visitors irate about plan for drug-sniffing dogs

Families, civil libertarians, and prisoner advocates say the searches will discourage relatives from visiting loved ones in prison.

Senate budget is its first in four years

The Senate approved a $3.7 trillion budget for next year that has nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs.

Ernest Moniz has served in paid positions on corporate boards in the energy industry.

Choice for energy secretary has ties to oil, gas examined

MIT professor Ernest Moniz’s history of straddling academia and the private sector has come under fire since he was nominated.

President Obama visited the Treasury during his tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan on Saturday.

Obama ends Mideast trip with tour of ancient Petra

President Obama’s moment as a tourist capped a four-day visit to the Middle East that included stops in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.

PAX East packs gamers in on first day of show

This weekend Boston is the center of the video gaming universe and host to some 70,000 enthusiasts — some dressed in costumes.


PAX East brings characters to life

PAX East is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world and this weekend some characters were brought to life.

So far, Senate special election race lacks pizazz

What the political world thought would be a barn-burning race has fizzled into a slumberous event.

The mayor inspired Alicia Alves-Goodz of Dorchester, who has lost more than 10 pounds since January. She works out and carefully tracks what she eats.

Boston far short of goal to shed 1 million pounds

Mayor Thomas Menino challenged Bostonians to lose a collective 1 million pounds in a year’s time. Only 904,303 to go. By April 23.

// Pride and joy at Harvard after hoop upset

In their low-key way, alumni, students, and faculty are rejoicing in the basketball team’s NCAA Tournament win.


‘I would support repealing the tax, as long as the revenue replacing it does not impact middle-class families,’ said Representative Edward J. Markey.

Senate moves to end medical device tax

The tax is supposed to help offset the costs of the health reform law, but the industry argues it would cost the state’s largest companies more than $411 million a year.


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Margaret Fuller (1810-50) was a journalist, critic, and advocate for women’s rights.

‘Margaret Fuller’ by Megan Marshall

Margaret Fuller, so often misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints.

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