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Donor cancels $100,000 gift to Westfield State

A major donor has withdrawn a planned $100,000 gift to Westfield State University, saying he was “appalled at the lavish spending” by president Evan Dobelle.

Obama says US concludes Syria behind attack

President Obama declared unequivocally that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians last week.

// ‘Because they kept marching, America changed,’ Obama says

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, President Obama called on the nation to build upon the accomplishments of racial justice.

The House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston.

Police investigate fatal overdose at House of Blues

The popular nightclub on Lansdowne Street will voluntarily shut down tonight after one person died and two others were hospitalized.

Mike Carp hit a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to drive in Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the winning run.

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red sox 4, orioles 3

Red Sox rally for fourth straight win

John Lackey pitched into the eighth inning and the Red Sox scored three times late to defeat the Orioles.

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N.Y. Fashion Week sneak peek

The biggest designers showing at Fashion Week share their inspirations — and sketches — for a preview of what’s in store.

Juliette Bench has created flip-flops designed around the braided sailor’s bracelet.

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Juliette Bench finds success with a Cape Cod-inspired flip-flop

The West Roxbury native’s summery footwear ideas inspired her to move from New York to Cape Cod.

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No more Mr. Mom

Being the primary caregiver is working out for an increasing number of stay-at-home dads.


Jeff Jacoby

// Yesterday’s atrocities are happening again

Decent people can and usually will ignore atrocities when they happen, and the indecent count on their apathy.


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Ras-I Dowling was at practice Aug. 13 with Kyle Arriington.

Patriots cut cornerback Ras-I Dowling

The third-year defensive back has a history of injury, and an undisclose ailment has kept him out of practices and games so far this preseason.