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Fund-raising haul grows for Warren

Elizabeth Warren, already the nation’s leading congressional fundraiser, raised $8.67 million in April, May, and June - $1.7 million more than the previous three months.

Romney outraised Obama by $35 million June

Romney’s $106 million haul last month bested Obama’s total of $71 million, according to a report.

Obama to push middle-class tax cut extension

The president will call on Congress to pass a one-year extension of tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year.

An MBTA bus collided with a movie production truck parked outside the Roxbury Municipal Court Monday. Fifteen people, including the bus driver, were being examined by emergency medical personnel.

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MBTA bus collides with movie truck in Roxbury

At least 11 people were taken to the hospital after a bus collided with a truck associated with the production of a new Sandra Bullock movie.

Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few

Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches — Nauset in Orleans — a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.


Nauset Beach in Orleans was closed Saturday after a kayaker had a close encounter with a great white shark.

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Crowds returned to the beach the next day.

Vincent DeWitt for The Boston Globe

Sharks feed on seals, which are plentiful on some Cape Cod beaches in the summer.

Vincent DeWitt for The Boston Globe

Nauset Beach lifeguards watched swimmers Sunday as the crowds returned to the beach.

Tech Lab Plus

Samsung serves up a worthy iPhone rival

The Galaxy S III is the best-selling smartphone in the world right now, and that’s no surprise. It’s a sleek, gorgeous little powerhouse.

Wind turbines lined the hillside at First Wind's project in Sheffield, Vt.

Wind farms on land grow with few critics

Despite controversy that has slowed the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, land-based wind farms are expanding rapidly in the region.

Ellen Kokinda removed her vehicle from the corral ­— one of the parking spaces Somerville has set aside for bicyclists.

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How effective are anti-obesity campaigns?

Somerville has waged a decade-long campaign to reduce rates of obesity among its residents, but measuring the success of the initiative is a much trickier proposition.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

CDC: Methadone overdose kills thousands a year

About 5,000 patients taking the prescription painkiller die every year — the vast majority from accidental overdoses.