Mass. insurers to pay $45m in rebates

The rebates are the result of President Obama’s health care law, which requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on delivery of care.

Warren ad counters earlier student-debt viewpoint

In a new ad, Elizabeth Warren points to Washington, countering a previous writing that blamed universities for the rising cost of college.

// Taunton casino plan includes water park, three hotels

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is proposing a 150,000-square-foot project that it estimates would generate $120 million annually for the region.

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Saudi Arabia’s un-Olympic spirit

Only one country is refusing to allow its female athletes to compete in the summer Olympics.

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The overuse of exclamation points!

E-mails and text messages have pushed the exclamation epidemic to a dire point. There’s now a name for it – the very unpleasant slang “bangorrhea.”

Alex Karpovsky has written, directed, and/or starred in 23 feature films, short films, and television shows.

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Newton’s Alex Karpovsky takes indie-film stardom in stride

As proud as festival organizers are that their 10th year is underway, they’re prouder yet of the festival’s history of nurturing breakout stars like Karpovsky.

Chandler Jones (99) walloped quarterback Jake Locker of the Washington Huskies in Sept. 2010.

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Patriots trade up, select twice in first round

The Patriots traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft twice, selecting Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower.

Quaterbacks Robert Griffin III, left, and Andrew Luck arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday night.

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Luck, Griffin III go one and two

As expected, Indianapolis selected quarterback Andrew Luck, while Washington chose Robert Griffin III in the NFL Draft Thursday night.

Kevin Youkilis hit his second career slam into the right-field bullpen during a five-run third inning for the Red Sox.

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Red Sox win big in Chicago

Kevin Youkilis hit a grand slam and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice as the Red Sox cruised to a 10-3 win over the White Sox.


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Celtics 87, Bucks 74

Kevin Garnett played just over 11 minutes against the Bucks, all in the first half.

Celtics close out season with win

’Doc’ Rivers used his returning starters sparingly Thursday night as the Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the final game of the regular season.