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Boston schools to offer free lunches to all students

The initiative is part of an effort by Boston Public Schools to make it easier for students from low-income families to receive free meals by eliminating the need to fill out paperwork.

Obama pushes for approval of Syria military strike

President Obama received support from Sen. John McCain for a limited strike, although other lawmakers are wary.

Boston Mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie at the annual Labor Council breakfast in Boston today.

Candidates talk about economy, jobs on Labor Day

Daniel Conley offered proposals for increased economic opportunities in Boston while Felix Arroyo and Charlotte Golar Richie also released job plans.

// ‘Never, ever give up,’ Nyad urges after Cuba-Florida swim

On her fifth try, Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

Joey Collins (left) and Ted Koch in the Barrington Stage Company production of  “Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah.”


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Literary legends ramble on in ‘Scott and Hem’

“Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah” explores the love-hate relationship between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

The Royall House (above left) and Slave Quarters (rear) in Medford, was built by Isaac Royall, a trader in rum, sugar, and slaves.

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Museum in Medford adopts a new mission

The museum focused on a wealthy family, but now it’s being recognized for bringing to life the grim history of slavery in Massachusetts.

John Lackey is not pleased after giving up the first run of the game in the seventh inning (on an Andy Dirks triple).


John Lackey is a hard-luck loser again

Lackey turned in a solid start but got no support as the Red Sox lost to the Tigers in a matchup of the best teams in the American League.

Henrik Stenson holes out from a bunker on No. 17, essentially wrapping up his win (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Henrik Stenson wins Deutsche Bank Classic by 2 shots over Steve Stricker

Henrik Stenson tied the tournament scoring record at 22 under par to win by two shots.



// The data mine

This juncture of near-infinite data collection and total analysis capacity achieves a critical mass in the penetration of secrets.


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Roger Federer walks off the court, seemingly in disbelief, after losing in three sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round of the US Open. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Roger Federer is upset in fourth round by Tommy Robredo

Roger Federer, seeded seventh in the US Open, fell in straight sets to No. 19 seed Tommy Robredo


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Streaming for a good beat that’s to your taste

Discovering new music is still possible via the latest and fast-evolving trend in digital music: streaming.