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Police shoot, kill man after foot chase in South End

The man ran down Yarmouth Street after a traffic stop and displayed a gun that he refused to drop, police said.

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.

Defying top Republicans, Akin stays in Missouri Senate race

Representative Todd Akin continued his Senate bid in Missouri despite continued calls from within his own party to withdraw after he made controversial comments about rape.

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.

Jesse Werner, owner of Plymouth Artisan Cheese, mops the curds.

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Young cheesemaker takes over 120-year-old business

Plymouth Artisan Cheese has been made on and off in Plymouth Notch, Vt., since 1890, and Jesse Werner is continuing the tradition.

Cannoli shells at Modern Pastry in the North End.

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Cannoli have become Americanized

The crisp shells filled with sweet ricotta cheese are a staple in the North End. But the pastry has become so Americanized that chefs fear cannoli are losing their Italian essence.

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.

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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.

Aaron Cook is pictured as the Angels’ Mark Trumbo rounds third base following his fifth-inning two-run home run.

Angels 5, Red Sox 3

Red Sox open homestand with a loss

Aaron Cook gave up five runs in five innings as the Red Sox began a seven-game homestand with their fifth loss in seven games.


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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.