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The sun rises behind the CMB telescopes at the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Station. (Photo courtesy: Steffen Richter, Harvard University)

Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysicists: Evidence For Universe’s Early Growth

The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say they’ve spotted evidence that a split-second later, the expansion of the cosmos began with a powerful jump-start.

03/17/2014

Deval Patrick. (WBZ-TV)

Gov. Patrick Leading Weeklong Trade Mission To Mexico, Panama

Gov. Deval Patrick heads to Panama Monday with state officials and business leaders.

03/16/2014

The BPD's Gaelic Council marched with bagpipes and drums.

Negotiations Over Gay Marchers At Standstill On Eve Of Southie Parade

Mayor Marty Walsh was hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow gay veterans in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/16/2014

Fall River police say this man pepper-sprayed a woman he tried to rob. (Image courtesy of Fall River police)

Fall River Police Seek Alleged Robber Who Pepper-Sprayed Pregnant Woman

Fall River police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a pregnant woman when he tried to rob her.

03/15/2014

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Adopted Son Arrested In Slaying Of West Roxbury Man

Boston police arrested a 33-year-old man on a murder charge in the death of his 66-year-old father in West Roxbury.

03/15/2014

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NH House Panel Considers Medicaid Expansion Bill

A House committee will decide next week whether to recommend passing a bill to use federal Medicaid money to pay for private health insurance for an estimated 50,000 poor adults.

03/15/2014

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3 Arrested In Connection With Assault On Red Line

Three people have been arrested in connection with an assault on the Red Line last Sunday night.

03/14/2014

Richard Hiort took the wheel of an MBTA bus when the driver had a seizure. (WBZ-TV)

Passenger Takes Control Of Bus When MBTA Driver Had Seizure

A passenger jumped in to control an MBTA bus when the driver suffered a seizure.

03/14/2014

The route for the shortest St. Patrick's Day parade in West Boylston. (Photo by Lana Jones)

West Boylston Pubs Preparing World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

More than 200 participants will march 36 feet from one West Boylston pub to another in a very small St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/14/2014