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Obama, Romney keep sparring over Bain, tax returns

President Obama’s campaign continued Sunday to hammer Mitt Romney on the length of his tenure at Bain Capital.

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Kasey Kahne holds off Hamlin at Loudon

Kahne won his second Sprint Cup race of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

// Church prays for pastor abducted in Egypt

Family and church members prayed Sunday for the 61-year-old Boston Pentecostal pastor kidnapped with two others in Egypt.

// DeLeo, others targeted in probation inquiry

Federal prosecutors are focusing on legislators who may have benefited from the Probation Department’s allegedly rigged hiring system.

In 11 years with the Red Sox, Wade Boggs hit .338 — better than his career average of .328.



Wade Boggs should have number retired by Red Sox

After hitting .338 in 11 years with the Red Sox, Boggs deserves to have his No. 26 among the retired numbers at Fenway Park.

Red Sox 7, Rays 3

Beckett rebounds as Red Sox win

Josh Beckett overcame a horrible start to his Sunday afternoon as the Red Sox won the series closer in Tampa Bay.

Houses in Kampong Phluk, Cambodia, are built on stilts to withstand the ebb and flow of the monsoon seasons.

A Cambodia shaped by water, history and resilience

On the banks of a Cambodian river that swells to the proportions of a lake in the wet season, the life of a village unfolds 20 feet above the ever-changing surface.

Clues sought for fire, 70 years later

A local group of librarians and historians hopes to find clues that will shed new insights on the long-held mysteries of the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire.


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Sunday Baseball Notes

The Clemens trial, though he was acquitted, was a reminder of the Mitchell Report’s impact since Roger Clemens was mentioned prominently in the report that became the official document of steroids in baseball.

Mitchell Report laid groundwork for major strides

The effects of the report and naming big names has helped clean up major league baseball and has led to more testing and stiffer penalties for testing positive.


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Investigators and rescue personnel worked at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 24 North in West bridgewater early Sunday.

Two killed in ‘horrific’ crash in West Bridgewater

A driver heading the wrong way on Route 24 caused a three-car crash early this morning that claimed the lives of a teenage girl and a man in his 40s, State Police said.


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On the Job

Iris Matos carves fruit into bouquets and other creations as the production manager at at Edible Arrangements.

‘Fruit artist’ puts her skills on display

Iris Matos prides herself on beautifully arranged bouquets and arrangements of sculpted fresh fruit that she creates for Edible Arrangements in Methuen.

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Adnan Hawash (right), a former Syrian army officer staying in Antakya, Turkey, learned that his son had been killed in fighting Thursday.

Reports of Syrian massacre challenged

New details emerging about what activists called a massacre of civilians near Hama indicated that it was more likely an uneven clash between the military and local fighters.