Nations urge democratic transition in Syria

Protesters chanted slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad's regime today in northern Syria.

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International pressure increased today on Syria as at least 50 people were killed in the Assad’s regime continuing violent crackdown.

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More Koran protests leave 7 dead

The top US commander in Afghanistan told troops to resist avenging the death of two American soldiers killed in riots.

Iran rapidly expands nuclear work, UN agency says

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency has fed concerns about how quickly Iran could produce an atomic bomb.

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine (center, in shorts) has the attention of his players (mostly pitchers) as he addresses them before a workout yesterday in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Pedroia still smarting from failures of 2011

Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia said he “didn’t know what was going on” in the clubhouse, and is still not over how the team’s season ended.

Romney tells Detroit he’ll revive economy

Mitt Romney told Michigan business leaders today he’ll lower taxes and lessen the role of the federal government if he’s elected president.

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“Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street are public property. The public should receive fair market value for the use of its property.”

Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan 

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Braun's 50-game suspension is overturned

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun has become the sport’s first player to successfully appeal a positive drug test and escape a 50-game suspension.


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‘Addiction Incorporated’ puts Big Tobacco under a microscope

An eminently watchable documentary about how the tide turned against Big Tobacco.