Kennedys keep vise-grip on RFK papers

The Kennedy family has limited access to the files because they were deemed personal, but many are official records, a window on history shut now for decades.

Hatchery manager Mickey Novak held up a female salmon at the Sunderland hatchery where the fish are mated.

US bid to return salmon to Connecticut River ends

After almost 50 years and more than $25 million, the federal government is abandoning an effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River.

Senator Brown drove through Wakefield, the center of a turbulent childhood that included 17 moves.

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Seared by abuse, Scott Brown somehow found his way

Senator Brown’s turbulent childhood is a story of Dickensian dimensions — of a boy, lonely and largely left to raise himself. But not everyone remembers past events as he does.

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren at odds over economy

The role of the government and private sector in fueling job creation remains a key point of contention between the two Senate rivals.

Maine a case study in medical marijuana

An expanding industry of farmers and entrepreneurs is seeking to profit from a Maine law that allows patients to buy marijuana, as well as to cultivate their own.

A growing industry in Maine

The medical marijuana law in Maine is producing a developing crop of business.

Opinion | Tom Keane

// The ‘medical marijuana’ sham

If Massachusetts is going to legalize pot, then it should just do it outright.

“When you get a good lift, the bar is literally weightless off your body,” said Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold.

For weightlifter Holley Mangold, bigger is better

With an extra-large physique, Mangold has become something of a weightlifting prodigy, a medal contender while still mastering the technique.

Michael Phelps wins 18th gold medal in final race

The swimmer capped a mind-boggling career with a gold in the 4 x 100-meter medley relay, his 22d Olympic medal overall.

Zhao Yunlei (left) and Tian Qing of China gave it their all in a thrilling victory over Japan in the gold-medal match.

Bob Ryan

Badminton finale thrilling, not controversial

The Great Scandal of London 2012 took place in the world of badminton, where the round-robin system created an ugly controversy, but at the gold-medal game, sport triumphed.

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders Event | Sept. 13, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

// Obama vs. Romney: Who will win?

Join Globe editor Peter Canellos, author Michael Grunwald, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for a look at the US presidential race.


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Twins 6, Red Sox 4

The Twins’ Joe Mauer (center) is congratulated by teammate Jamey Carroll after his three-run homer left Kelly Shoppach and the Sox in the dust.

Joe Mauer, Twins stun Red Sox

Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves served up a three-run homer to Mauer in the ninth as the Twins went on to a 6-4 win at Fenway.


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The state Legislature approved measures to control health care costs and took other steps intended to improve the state’s business climate.

Last legislative session bodes well for future of business

Mass. lawmakers authorized millions for economic development, approved measures to control health care costs, and took other steps intended to improve the state’s business climate.


President Obama, who spent about $400 million on his campaign from the beginning of last year to June 30 this year, kissed a baby during a campaign stop in Virginia Beach, Va.

After burning through cash, Obama loses upper hand

The president’s campaign is betting that heavy early investments in personnel, field offices, and high-tech infrastructure will propel him to victory in November.


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Art Review

Robert Motherwell’s “Beside the Sea With Fish and Chips,’’ on view in Provincetown.

Motherwell show colored with his seaside memories

Robert Motherwell was one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism, the movement that played a central role in shifting the art world’s center of gravity from Paris to New York.