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How kids make friends — and why it matters

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New research from psychologists unlocks the mysterious, complicated, strangely adult way that children connect.

Apex Orchards in Shelburne Falls, on the edge of the Pioneer Valley, was founded in 1828.

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Seven picks for apple picking

Every apple has a story, and the third- and fourth-generation family growers in the heart of the state’s apple country can tell you lots of them.

Wes Ayres of Needham attempted to stop the bubbles coming from the fish’s mouth as characters from King Richard’s Faire come to the Boston Children’s Museum to promote an upcoming fair to be held in Carver with swordfightrers, puppeteers, pipers, and minstrels.

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A boy fended off bubbles at King Richard’s Faire, Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and more scenes from the past week.

Cathy Wolske (left) visited bargain grocery Johnnie’s Foodmaster, which is reportedly in talks with Whole Foods.

Johnnie’s Foodmaster loyalists upset by possible Whole Foods takeover

Shoppers at one Somerville location fretted that the family-owned, no-frills store they depend on for bargain groceries may become an upscale supermarket.

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Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, walked on the tarmac after getting off the campaign plane in New Orleans Friday.

Romney surveys storm damage in Louisiana

Mitt Romney, hoping to project an aura of leadership, toured damaged areas and declared ‘‘people down here need help.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_patswork15_spts--90x90.jpg Hoyer, Branch cut as Patriots trim roster

Veteran receiver Deion Branch and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer were surprise cuts as the 53-man roster took shape. Dan Koppen and James Ihedigbo were also released.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Bernanke.JPEG-090e0-1154--90x90.jpg Bernanke pushes for further Fed action on economy

Calling high unemployment a “grave concern,” Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear the Federal Reserve will consider further steps to boost the economy.

Will Osier/Cape Cod Shark Hunters

Sharks spotted near Cape beach

State experts tagged two sharks off the coast of Orleans Thursday after numerous reports of great whites in the area.


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Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods started the tournament fast on Friday.

Tiger Woods sets fast pace in first round

Woods made six straight birdies at one point in the first round at the PGA Tour stop in Norton. He finished with a 64, tied for the clubhouse lead.


Mickey Ward (center) posed with Scott Brown and Brown’s wife, Gail Huff, at an event last year.

Boxer Micky Ward reportedly cancels Scott Brown endorsement

The Lowell boxer of “The Fighter” fame changed his mind after learning about Brown’s stance on labor unions and gay marriage, according to a report.

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After Isaac passed through Plaquemines Parish, people attempted to rescue cows from the flood waters.

Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana

Isaac hovered over Louisiana for a third day, forcing authorities to mount evacuation and rescue operations as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighborhoods.

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