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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.

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.

// 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.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went to the mound to talk to starting pitcher Aaron Cook after Miguel Cabrera, background, hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

tigers 7, red sox 5

Red Sox rally but come up short

Aaron Cook gave up six runs in less than five innings, and the Red Sox hitters couldn’t make up the difference as the Tigers snapped Boston’s four-game win streak.

Farrell as Doug Quaid with Jessica Biel as his freedom-fighter girlfriend.

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Total mind games

This remake of “Total Recall,” the 1990 science-fiction movie, has excellent production design and starts well before it works its way toward average.

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// Coming clean ASAP

In an age of instant news, crisis management teams are telling their celebrity clients they no longer have the luxury of crafting the perfect response to a scandal.

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.


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