Romney taps Ryan, shakes up race

Just weeks before the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney unveiled his pick for running mate, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman who has proposed changes to Medicare.

Mitt Romney chose US Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, a potentially race-defining move that rockets one of the Republican Party’s young leaders to prominence.

// Paul Ryan’s early self-reliance laid ground for conservatism

Ryan’s rise to becoming Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president was so swift and steady it seems scripted. But unlike Romney’s, his path was hardly preordained.

Bob Ryan | his farewell column

Bob Ryan says goodbye after 44 years

Ryan started as a summer intern in 1968, fulfilled a fantasy of working for the Boston Globe, and now bids farewell to readers.

From left to right: Kayla Harrison, Missy Franklin, Gabby Douglas and Kerri Walsh were just some of the brilliant faces for the US.

On Olympics

Investment in gender equity pays off for US

Four decades after the introduction of Title IX, the US women have turned the London Olympics into the “Girl Games,” winning more gold medals than the entire Russian and British teams.

Young illegal immigrants may seek reprieves amid questions

As thousands prepare to apply for federal reprieves from deportation starting this week, the state has yet to clarify whether successful applicants will qualify for driver’s licenses and resident tuition.

Kevin Craddock, a recovering addict, says “I’ve been around the legal system a lot, but never like this.”

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Boston’s Homeless Court helps defendants get a fresh start

The program aims to serve the unique needs of indigent defendants who often find themselves cycling through the court system for minor offenses.

Employees at Incutio, a Web development company, work at abi Innovation Hub, a New Hampshire start-up incubator.

New Hampshire is building a tech cluster in Boston’s shadow

A growing number of young Granite State techies are choosing to stay put and try to build up the state’s own Internet economy in Manchester.

Xian Wen Li said he was among those cheated by May Woo of Sky Energy Travel in Chinatown.

Yvonne Abraham

Chinatown travel agency gives immigrants a tough lesson

In a plant-filled travel office in Chinatown, customers, mostly Chinese immigrants, dropped a lot of money, along with a few illusions about their adopted country.


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He seems to have boundless energy, but even Bobby Valentine needs a break. This is not a nap, though — just a pause before he makes out the Red Sox lineup for a game vs. the Twins.

Bobby Valentine packs a lot into 24 hours

Behind the scenes with the sleep-deprived, 62-year-old Red Sox manager on a day that includes the Pan-Mass Challenge, lunch with fans, a speech, and even a baseball game.


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Fans of ‘Jaws’ traveled from all over to Martha’s Vineyard, where the film was shot. Kaitlyn Crichton of Canada posed at an exhibit.

‘Jaws’ draws fans of the 1975 classic to Martha’s Vineyard for festival

“Jaws” fanatics have descended on the island, where the classic was filmed, gathering in packs of diehards to hunt down actors from the movie and prowl locations where scenes were shot.


News analysis

Paul Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee and has proposed changes in Medicare and Medicaid.

Selection of Paul Ryan may add substance to campaign

By picking Ryan, Mitt Romney is embracing a strategy focused on some very detailed, and in some quarters, highly controversial solutions to the nation’s fiscal problems.

Nation & World

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The National Park Service hopes to reopen the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to the public by the end of this month.

Lincoln reflecting pool rehab nears completion

Within the next few weeks, two powerful underground pumps roar into action and pump millions of gallons of water into the redesigned pool, which has been dry for 20 months.


Contemporary art at Santralistanbul, the former power plant turned industrial archeology and art museum.

Journey to Istanbul’s Santralistanbul

Turkey’s first industrial archeology museum, Santralistanbul, aims to promote contemporary Turkish art while teaching visitors something about the production of electrical power.