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Scott Brown calls GOP abortion stance ‘a mistake’

Brown urged the party to reconsider after it approved a platform that calls for a ban on abortion, without mention of exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Romney says Akin should exit Missouri Senate race

Mitt Romney on Tuesday pointed to a statement from a group of current and former Missouri legislators who urged Todd Akin to drop his Senate bid.

Scott Brown ahead of Elizabeth Warren in new poll

The new poll shows Brown leading Warren by five points, 49 percent to 44 percent, a change from recent polls in which the candidates were virtually tied.

MGM to unveil Springfield casino plan

Casino giant MGM Resorts International is set to unveil plans for a resort casino in Springfield Wednesday.

John Williams (second from left) celebrates his 80th birthday tribute with (from left) Jessye Norman, Steven Spielberg, Yo-Yo Ma, Keith Lockhart, James Taylor Saturday at Tanglewood.

Hilary Scott

Music Review

Boston Pops toasts John Williams at 80

The birthday tribute at Tanglewood last weekend was a lavish homage to the man that helped define the ideal romantic film score.

Cellist Paul Katz.

Flying with cello is one traveler’s nightmare

The downside of being an internationally renowned cellist? Traveling with an enormous, fragile, and priceless instrument.

Opinion | The Podium

Free meals for Boston children

As part of the YMCA’s Summer Food Program, Boston children can receive meals and participate in activities to keep their bodies and minds active.

“I was taking all my pain and my negativity and singing about it,” says Mary J. Blige of her original “My Life” album. “You can take your life and turn it around.”

Mary J. Blige living her ‘Life’ out loud

Blige reflects on the 20 years of hits and Grammys that began when she burst onto the scene with “What’s the 411?” and claimed the throne of the “queen of hip-hop soul.”

Frame by Frame

// A portrait of simple loveliness pierced by hidden depths

“The Greek Girl” by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot is one of the most lyrical examples of 19th-century art in America.


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Bobby Valentine (second right) with coach Bob McClure. They were at odds before McClure was fired Monday.

Communication gaps bedeviling the Red Sox

What was once a model organization is now marked by distrust and the inability of team executives, coaches, and players to work cohesively.


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A TSA agent checked a passenger who chose not to go through a scanner at Logan Airport in 2010.

TSA to expand training at Logan Airport

Transportation Security Administration agents at Logan will be given further training following internal complaints of racial profiling of passengers.


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Handyman extraordinaire JP Davis is indispensible.

Brockton handyman makes his mark at competition

This year, JP Davis locked wrenches with 3,000 of America’s top tinkerers and made the final 20 of an event that is something like the Handyman Olympics.