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No ground gained in data theft war

The Identity Theft Resource Center listed 213 cases of data breaches through July 2, suggesting that 2012 won’t show much of an improvement over 2011.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tieJessica Rinaldi against the White Sox

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Red Sox win with big eighth inning

In a game that featured the return of Carl Crawford and Kevin Youkilis to Fenway Park, it was Adrian Gonzalez who provided the fireworks with a late three-run home run.

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.

“Double Time” author Jane Roper and her husband, Alastair Moock, with their now 5-year-old twins, Clio (in yellow) and Elsa, at their Medford home.

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exclusive tuesday preview | G cover

Mother of twins chronicles terror, joy of first three years

Jane Roper was thrilled when she found she was pregnant in 2006, but that delight became tinged with “terror” when she learned she was carrying twins.

Tuesday’s high temperature could break record

Temperatures will climb toward 100 Tuesday, potentially breaking the record of 98 degrees, according to forecasters.

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.

// 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.

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.


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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

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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.