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Palmer to get at least $16m a year under casino deal

Mohegan Sun has agreed to give the town nearly $3 million upfront in the agreement, which now heads to a referendum.

British Prime Minister David Cameron  spoke during a debate on the conflict in Syria in the House of Commons.

Britain argues Syria action warranted

The British government said there is no credible intelligence to suggest the deadly chemical attack was faked by opposition forces.

Diesel fuel spilled into New Bedford harbor

Officials said they have contained the spill that coated the water near the Fish Island bridge.

Bank provides college ID that doubles as ATM card

Sovereign Bank will provide the smart cards to more than 2,000 students at Wheelock College in Boston and Mt. Ida College in Newton.

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No more Mr. Mom

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

On football

// What Rolling Stone got right, wrong on Hernandez

The magazine does a thorough job recounting Hernandez’s sordid past, but its story is filled with convenient fact-bending and even one blatant falsity.

// Costs, contracts, and competition hamper WEEI

Analysts and former employees place the blame for slumping ratings on decisions made by parent company Entercom Communications.

// Donor cancels planned $100,000 gift to Westfield State

The man who wanted to make the gift said he was “appalled at the lavish spending” by university president Evan Dobelle.



// Good for girls?

Miley Cyrus’s scandalous VMA performance is what liberation looks like.


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Red Sox teammates congratulated Mike Carp after his game-winning hit in the eighth inning.

Red Sox rally for fourth straight win

Mike Carp’s pinch-hit single in the eighth inning plated Jarrod Saltalamacchia and extended Boston’s hot streak.


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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has accused Governor Lincoln Chafee of not doing enough to support Schilling’s failed 38 Studios.

RI judge OKs lawsuit against Curt Schilling, others

Most of a lawsuit asserting Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company duped the state’s economic development agency can move forward, a judge ruled.


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Book Review

Rob Sheffield’s memoir “Turn Around Bright Eyes” is about his obsession with karaoke and how he met his second wife.

‘Turn Around Bright Eyes’ by Rob Sheffield

Perhaps encouraged by the success of two earlier memoirs, Sheffield is back with yet another book based on his life.