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Family, friends rejoice after Mass. hostages freed

After a Dorchester pastor and an Everett woman were released following their kidnapping Friday in Egypt, family members celebrated.

Marissa Mayer

Google executive Marissa Mayer named new Yahoo CEO

The 37-year-old Mayer, who was one of Google’s first employees, will be Yahoo’s fifth CEO in five years.

// Romney rejects calls to release more tax returns

Mitt Romney accused President Obama’s campaign of “dishonesty” and insisted he would not release more than two years of tax returns.

// Kerry’s office blasts Romney over claims on tax returns

Senator John Kerry’s office accused Mitt Romney of “conjuring up false and convoluted alibis” by asserting that Kerry released just two years of returns.

Kevin Youkilis will be wearing a White Sox uniform at Fenway Park on Monday.

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Red Sox vs. White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Upon Fenway return, Youkilis unsure what to expect

The ex-Red Sox player said he’ll “probably” be warmly received, but remains unsure how fans will treat him in his first game back Monday.

Wes Welker signed his franchise player tender in May.

Patriots, Wes Welker fail to reach new deal

Welker will play the 2012 season on a one-year deal after the sides couldn’t agree on a long-term deal by Monday’s deadline.

Heat wave expected to kick into high gear Tuesday

Temperatures in the region may hit the high 90s Tuesday, with high humidity on tap for Wednesday.

Opinion | The Podium

// What Sal DiMasi and I have in common

Liz Kurkjian-Henry describes her treatment for tongue cancer as she wonders how the former House speaker is doing with his treatment in prison.

Dr. Lisa Sterman held up a Truvada pill at her office in San Francisco The pill, already used to treat people with HIV, also helps prevent the virus from infecting healthy people.

FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections

The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.


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Sebastian Seung of MIT is helping to create a map of the brain’s neural connections.

Scientist’s game helps map the brain

MIT professor Sebastian Seung and his team launched EyeWire, an online game that invites volunteer “scientists” to build 3-D maps of the cell networks that are crucial for vision.


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Stage Review

“A Class Act,” playing in Stockbridge, is a musical biography of Edward Kleban, the lyricist for “A Chorus Line.’’

Edward Kleban’s life, full of musical interludes

“A Class Act,” playing in Stockbridge, is a sporadically engaging but scattershot musical biography that tries unsuccessfully to illuminate the lyricist’s short and bumpy life.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Is it possible to counteract aging effects of stress?

Can high levels of stress really make you age faster? A new study suggests that a common form of anxiety may be associated with an earlier risk of dying.