Elizabeth Warren’s politics rooted in academia

Fueled by original scholarship and singular ambition, Warren’s bold, barbed ascent to the pinnacle of the legal profession shattered tradition.

Soldiers carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of US Army Major Thomas E. Kennedy of West Point, N.Y., at Dover Air Force Base on Aug. 10.

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Army morale declines in survey

Only a quarter of officers and enlisted soldiers believe the nation’s largest military branch is headed in the right direction — a survey response that is the lowest on record.

State amends plan to slash long-term psychiatric care at Taunton

State officials have abandoned the preliminary plan, which appeared to violate an agreement with local lawmakers and hospital workers.

Search and rescue dog Kali is specially trained to locate reptiles and amphibians. Kali was given the scent of a turtle to prepare for the search. The turtle shown is not Zeke.

Hunt for rogue pet turtle is slow going

For 31 years, Zeke and owner Debbie Young shared a laid-back lifestyle until, on July 30, the pet slipped out a screen door in Beverly and unleashed an ongoing North Shore turtle hunt.

John Lawson and Ethan Kelleher played with an iPad in their tent at Bay View Campground in Bourne.

Living with screens

Tablets, iPhones and laptops invade the family vacation

Togetherness is increasingly no match for screens of all kinds, but are the benefits of vacationing as a family lessened if each person is physically present but mentally elsewhere?

Sunday baseball notes

In the power game, managers have lost

When did players become softer and more sensitive? When did managers have to stop criticizing players? When did all of this happen and why?

Yvonne Abraham

Daly Field in Brighton is not our land

Daly Field’s 8.6 acres along the Charles River are pretty ugly, but not as ugly as the way this public land is being turned over to a private institution.


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Donte’ Stallworth’s spot with the Patriots isn’t guaranteed, but coach Bill Belichick says the speedster has been competitive in camp.

Donte’ Stallworth a changed man after fateful turn in 2009

Before March 14, 2009, Stallworth was known as a talented if underachieving receiver. Since that morning, he has been known far more for a car accident that left a man dead.


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Brenda and Chuck Isaacson only got partial help with in vitro fertilization from their VA medical insurance.

Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

New legislation would specifically authorize the VA to cover in vitro fertilization and to pay for procedures now provided for some critically injured active-duty soldiers.


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Stop-motion animation holds its own

It has nothing to do with drawing and there’s often nary a computer in sight. Yet this old-school style appears to be the latest craze in feature films.


‘Diaries’ by George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison

Orwell diaries reveal little of the personal in favor of chronicling his times and his experiences from farming to mining to — oh, yes — writing, too.