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UN team says vehicle shot at by snipers in Syria

The vehicle belonged to a team investigating the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week.

Trees burned near Groveland, Calif. on Sunday.

Wildfire continues to rage in Calif.

The fire in the Yosemite area, which began Aug. 17, has grown to become one of the biggest in California history.

// Boston mayoral rivals give environmental aims

In response to questions submitted by the Globe, nine of the 12 mayoral candidates proposed a range of novel ideas.

// Health law coverage can be tough sell in some states

The experience of nonprofit Enroll America illustrates the challenges facing the White House and supporters of the health care overhaul.

The Rev. Jurgen Liias leads a Catholic parish that is an alternative for former Anglicans.


Anglican priest, flock cross a welcoming bridge

The Rev. Jurgen Liias leads a Catholic parish that is an alternative for former Anglicans.

“Whenever anybody says bad stuff about Brockton, I always get angry,” said Carol Lopez, who  moved to the city 13 years ago for the schools. “I absolutely love Brockton. Of course bad stuff happens, but crime can happen anywhere.”

Violence frustrates residents who see Brockton’s good

Like many manufacturing cities, Brockton saw crime rise when industry left. But not everyone is giving up on the city just yet.

Red Sox players congratulated Jarrod Saltalamacchia after his home run on Sunday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Los Angeles treated the Red Sox well

The Red Sox left town with a series win over the red-hot Dodgers, and came away looking good on the 1-year anniversary of their blockbuster trade.

Ras-I Dowling could be on the bubble of the Patriots’ roster.

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These 5 Patriots should worry as cuts loom

Some veterans, perhaps Ras-I Dowling and Adrian Wilson, could be in danger of losing their spots by Saturday’s deadline.


Jennifer Graham

// Ladies, you’ve got to bag the bag

In banning handbags from stadiums, the NFL has freed women, if only fleetingly, from a kind of tyranny.


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Album Review | ROCK

‘Right’ stuff by Franz Ferdinand

“Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” features some of the band’s most memorable songs since its self-titled debut.