A wide N.E. divide on health overhaul

The differences highlight how the consumer experience will vary widely under health care reform.

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Marchers file towards their seats at the ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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March focues on continued fight for civil rights

Organizers have planned for about 100,000 people to participate in the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington.

Obama, advisers to discuss Syria options

President Obama was expected to discuss how the US might respond to recent reports of a chemcial weapons attack by the Syrian government.

Syria accuses rebels of using chemical weapons

State TV broadcast images of plastic jugs, gas masks, vials of unspecified medication, and explosives that it said were seized from rebel hideouts.

Tight end Daniel Fells’s future in Foxborough could hinge on whether the Patriots place Rob Gronkowski on the PUP list to start the season.

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Taking a guess at the Patriots’ 53-man roster

Will Tim Tebow make the team? Shalise Manza Young offers up her picks on who makes the final roster.

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Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford won’t talk about Red Sox

The odds of any athlete talking to me after not having time for Jenny Dell are about one hundred million-to-one.

Ethel Weiss has been running the toy shop since 1939.

At 99, Brookline toy store owner says the kids keep her going

“I never want to retire,” Ethel Weiss said. “I’ll stay here as long as God lets me.”

When it is ready, the firm rind will not give when you tap it. “Too early or too ripe, and all you hear is a thud,” said Carl Hills. This one was not quite ripe.

Tastes of Summer

Watermelon makes its arrival

The fruit’s arrival wraps up three hot months of sowing and harvesting on Kimball Fruit Farm, Carl Hills’s 200-acre idyll on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border.

Blo Blow Dry Bar stylist Amanda Gurdjian with client Cyd McKenna.

Blow-dry salons come to Boston

Places like Blo, Hairo, and Be Styled don’t cut hair but are being embraced by clients frustrated at seeing their coiffed tresses turn limp shortly after hours with a stylist.


Derrick Z. Jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Derrick_Z_Jackson_150px-2030.jpg Clueless at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College far too often seems to exist solely to reveal the depths of racial catatonia among cloistered white students.

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A soldier stood watch near Cairo’s Mustafa Mahmoud mosque, one of several closed off on Friday to squelch gatherings.

Egypt’s military heads off protests

A tight lockdown on Cairo all but squelched a planned day of protests by the Muslim Brotherhood and allies, suggesting that the military government had gained a decisive edge.


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Brewers Guild Fest returns

More than 80 styles of beer from more than 30 Massachusetts breweries will be available to sample in the Seaport World Trade Center.