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.

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

Sisters Serena Williams, right, and Venus Williams of the US won the women’s tennis doubles competition after also winning four years ago in Beijing.

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Williams sisters win tennis doubles

Serena Williams and Venus Williams defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4, a day after Serena Williams won gold in singles.

McKayla Maroney of the US fell in the women's gymnastics vault final.

Maroney falls, Izbasa wins gold on vault

Sandra Izbasa of Romania won the Olympic gold medal on vault after heavy favorite McKayla Maroney of the US fell on her second attempt.

“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 who is still mastering the technique.

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

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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.

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// 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.