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Stem cells offer evidence on cancer’s growth

Rare stem cells that evade cancer treatments may be responsible for the reappearance of tumors in patients, new research suggests.

Convention center authority to buy site for hotel

The deal is the first step toward a massive expansion of the sprawling convention complex, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

// South Boston priest arrested on child porn charges

A 39-year-old Roman Catholic priest was arrested for allegedly having pornographic images of children on his computer.

Fed says economy is losing strength

The Federal Reserve, which took no new action after its two-day meeting, repeated a pledge to take further steps if the job market doesn’t show sustained improvement.

Obama leads Romney in three key battleground states

President Obama leads Mitt Romney by at least 6 percentage points in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, according to a new poll.

Writer, director, and cast member Seth MacFarlane at the premiere for

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Opinion | Alan Wirzbicki

We don’t want this kind of publicity

The state has spent more than $300 million subsidizing dozens of films through its film tax credit program, many of which portrayed Massachusetts as a haven of meatheads, criminals, and worse.

Nathan Adrian, left, of the US celebrated after winning the men's 100-meter freestyle final.

US wins two swimming events, while Soni sets a record in semis

Nathan Adrian won by the narrowest of margins, while the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle team earned gold, and Rebecca Soni broke a world record in a semi-final.

An official spoke to players from China and South Korea during their badminton group play match on Tuesday.

Badminton players disqualified for trying to lose

Eight female Olympians were disqualified because officials said they were trying to lose matches to receive more favorable places in the field.

A melon primer at the height of the season

If there’s one word you learn this summer, let it be Cucurbitaceae, the Latin plant name for melons.


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The owners of 59 Temple plan to file formal plans with the BRA.

Downtown Crossing hotel is planned

A Chicago developer is planning to build a 240-room hotel, one of several projects on the drawing board that will help revitalize the Boston shopping district.

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