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Bulger juror bristles at online criticism

A juror in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger defended the panel Wednesday against attacks on social media describing the jury as incompetent.

// Almost 300 die in Egypt’s bloodiest day since Arab Spring

Police Wednesday smashed two protest camps of supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi, touching off violence that led to a state of emergency.

Dustin Pedroia reacted after a called third strike

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Blue Jays win over Red Sox in 10

Mike Napoli hit a home run to tie the game, but the new life was only temporary. Toronto scored in the bottom of the 10th to win.

What's hot this fall? Fashion forward Bostonians reveal their ideas.

Rich, dark lip color: For a cheap version, blogger Holly Darling is currently loving Revlon’s Color Burst Lip Butter in Red Velvet.

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Dries Van Noten fall 2013 RTW collection: Amanda Knorr, of, think its stripes, sparkles, and fringe are delicious.

Manolo blahnik “BB” suede pumps: Knorr already purchased these for fall, and said "they are well worth the wallet-ache."

20th Anniversary “Sandlot” Center Hi by PF Flyers: Designer James Lee worked on a shoe for their 20th anniversary of the movie.

Navy leather card holder from Corter: "It’s the perfect size to carry essentials and slim enough to carry in pockets," said Lee.

Fisherman sweater: "The Row did a great one but you can find them almost anywhere," said Rue La La lead stylist Alexandra Ryan.

Oversize tuxedo blazer: "Balmain had a beautiful couple of jackets," said Aubrie Pagano, founder of Bow & Drape.

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Pagano adds, "And, obviously, a cronut."

The Mini Bag: Stylist Elisha Daniels's favorite is Alexander McQueen Heroine Mini.

An oversize, cozy winter coat: Sondra Grace, chair of MassArt fashion design, said, "it’s time to move on from the chubbie to the full-length quilted coat."

Khai Khai Jewelry “Speak No Evil” ring: Communications consultant Liana Krupp said "you could say this one speaks to me."

Proenza Schouler PS13 bag, available at Louis Boston: Krupp is obsessed.

Shinola “The Birdy” double wrist wrap watch: The gold typography of the watch slays Erika Johnson McMahon, founder of

Something from Artemis Design Co.: Olives & Grace owner Sofi Madison finds the pieces inspiring.

Boston tastemakers on their 5 must-haves for fall

Ten tastemakers on their must-have list this season, and the answers — overalls! camo! oversize coats! 3D-printed jewelry! — inspired us.

“We didn’t want to go completely traditional,” said Lindsay Pumpa, the pro-ject’s lead interior designer. “But we did want to speak to Boston color-wise.”

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HGTV gives away a luxury condo in Boston

The winner of the Urban Oasis contest will recieve an insanely posh 1,000-square-foot, one bedroom condominium at the W.

// Sources say Brady’s knee injury is a sprain, not serious

Tom Brady’s injury during training came when tackle Nate Solder was pushed into him.



// Fort Hood victims deserve Purple Hearts

To deny the victims of the attack the medal they earned with their lives or blood is no way to pay tribute. They deserve better.


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Cornerback Darrelle Revis’s health is central to the Bucs’ season.

Darrelle Revis, Patriots on friendlier terms

The former Jet and current Buccaneer will be welcomed into the Patriots world at Gillette all week, no matter what was said in the past.

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Book Review

‘The Realm of Last Chances’ by Steve Yarbrough

In “The Realm of Last Chances,” Yarbrough takes a calm, somewhat relaxed attitude toward his characters’ decay.