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Folk remedy linked to baby’s high lead levels

An unusual case at Boston Children’s Hospital is prompting an alert about heavy metal poisoning from remedies found in many immigrant cultures.

Jon Lester appeared dejected as the Red Sox trailed in the seventh inning.

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Red Sox shut out by 4th-place Twins

The Red Sox fell back to .500 Thursday night as they came up with just two hits in a shutout loss to the Twins.

Les Gosule went to visit his daughter Melissa's grave at Sharon Memorial Park after the Governor signed the

Without fanfare, Patrick signs crime bill

Governor Patrick held a private ceremony to enact the controversial “three strikes” law that removes the possibility of parole for certain repeat offenders.

Kofi Annan quitting as special envoy to Syria

Annan quits Syria role, blasts UN security council

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan delivered a blistering criticism of world powers’ failure to unite over Syria’s escalating violence.

Kayla Harrison celebrated with her coach after Thursday’s Gold-medal victory.

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For Harrison, stay on North Shore paying off in gold

Kayla Harrison, who on Thursday became the first American to win Olympic gold in judo, remains an affable friend and mentor to those who know her on the North Shore.

// Local Aly Raisman fans still consider her a winner

An enthusiastic crowd of Needham residents gathered in the town hall to watch the gymnast compete as Raisman just missed out on a bronze medal.

// In their final showdown, Phelps edges Lochte for gold

Michael Phelps added to his record Olympic medal total with gold in the 200-meter individual medley, just ahead of fellow American Ryan Lochte.

Anthony Davis, left, and Carmelo Anthony celebrated during the second half.

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US men trounce Nigeria, break records

The US set the Olympic record for points in a game and points in a half in Thursday night’s 156-73 rout of Nigeria.


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David Ortiz went through drills Thursday at Fenway Park.

‘Big Papi’ not yet ready to return

David Ortiz took batting practice today and did agility drills, but estimated he was still running at about half his usual speed.


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J. Geils sues the members of the J. Geils Band

The suit is a sign the relationship between Geils and other members of the band, who announced they will tour without him, may be broken beyond repair.