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Prosecutors oppose Bulger claim of immunity

No one granted James Bulger immunity for his alleged violent crimes, prosecutors said, and they are opposed to a defense request that the judge in the case recuse himself.

Obama focuses on middle class with tax-cut extension

President Obama called on Congress to extend Bush-era tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year, but not for the wealthiest Americans.

Elizabeth Warren’s fund-raising pace gains speed

Warren took in more than $8.5 million over the past three months, more than she has raised in any other quarter.

// For kayaker, with dorsal fin behind him, a ‘moment with God’

Walter Szulc Jr. had never been in a kayak before Saturday, when a great white shark pursued him off of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod.

American League All-Star Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers hits during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Kansas City, Missouri, July 9, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby for 2nd time

Fielder hit 28 home runs over three rounds in the showcase of some of baseball’s biggest sluggers a day before Tuesday’s All-Star game.

Jessica Pohl of Weston has kids who have largely outgrown their toys, but she can’t give them away. “I’m saving them for my grandchildren.”

Bill Greene/Globe staff

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Boxed in and wanting out

Anthropologists observing modern American families discovered they are overwhelmed by stuff, rarely eat together, and are generally stressed out about it all.

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Can a teen’s anger mean a mental disorder?

While most teens have a violent, angry outburst at some point, nearly 8 percent have regular violent outbursts that would fall into the category of a mental health disorder.

Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer in Barrington Stage Company’s production of “Dr. Ruth, All the Way.’’

Stage Review

The life of Dr. Ruth before she became famous

Mark St. Germain’s new solo play, “Dr. Ruth, All the Way,’’ presented by the Barrington Stage Company, is a flawed but absorbing production.

Josh Barro

Obamacare: a windfall for Massachusetts

A federally funded expansion of Medicaid would reduce financial pressure and give the state some room to make its economy more competitive.

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CDC: Methadone overdose kills thousands a year

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