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McLaughlin indicted, Murray to settle charges

Former lieutenant governor Timothy Murray will pay $80,000 and ex-Chelsea Housing chief Michael McLaughlin was indicted on campaign finance violations.

// Third college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicted

A federal grand jury indicted Robel Phillipos, 19, on charges of lying to investigators, despite attempts by Phillipos’s defense lawyers to resolve the case.

Accused One Fund scammer allegedly had help from brother

A South End man had been accused of trying to collect $2.2 million in the name of a deceased aunt.

// UK’s David Cameron loses Syria war vote

In a terse statement to Parliament, the prime minister said it was clear to him that the British people did not want to see military action.

Fast-food workers protest for higher wages

Organizers say the walkouts will hit more than 50 cities, following a series of strikes that began last November in New York City.

Tom Brady spoke with reporters after practice on Monday.

Giants at Patriots, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Brady to sit for tonight’s preseason game

Brady is among a group of Patriots who will not play against the Giants for the preseason finale, according to multiple reports.


Was Miley Cyrus’s performance good for girls?

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

// N.H. family mourns loss of 19-year-old overdose victim

Friends said the family of Brittany Flannigan was “devastated” after her death at the House of Blues early Wednesday morning.



// All-black mayoral debate is short-sighted

The forum would be a chance to press all the candidates for commitments to Boston’s assorted communities of color, but the white hopefuls won’t be there.


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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.