Gold medalist Kayla Harrison welcomed home

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The judo Olympic gold medalist returned to a raucous welcome in Marblehead Sunday night.

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Bridging the science gap

When scientists are cut off from the broader culture, both sides are impoverished, writes James Carroll.

John Douglas Thompson plays the iconic trumpeter in “Satchmo at the Waldorf” at Shakespeare & Company.

In ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf,’ examining Louis Armstrong

Armstrong is coming to life in a new play by biographer and Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout.

Meehan is omnipresent on campus.

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Inside Marty Meehan’s campaign to remake UMass Lowell

The former congressman is working to change the campus with a little marketing savvy — and a lot of multimillion-dollar gifts.

// Calls for change at Dorchester antiviolence rally

Some of the 200 people at a Sunday rally in Franklin Field called on residents to inform community leaders of possible criminal activity before it happens.

// Fans pay respects to Johnny Pesky

Several hundred fans streamed into a Lynn funeral home on Sunday to see the resting Red Sox icon, who died Monday at age 92.

Josh Beckett dropped to 5-11 on the year with Sunday night’s loss.

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Beckett, Red Sox falter in series closer

Josh Beckett dropped to 0-4 in his last six outings as the Red Sox lost the last game of their weekend series in the Bronx, 4-1.

The USS Constitution previously sailed in 1997, and before that in 1881.

A historic ship takes to the waves

As onlookers cheered, the USS Constitution on Sunday sailed under its own power for just the second time in 131 years.

// Obama campaign dismisses calls for Biden apology

President Obama’s campaign offered no apology Sunday for Vice President Joe Biden’s “back in chains” remark.


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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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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.

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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.

Army morale declines, survey shows

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.


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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.