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Gunman kills 12 in Colo. shooting

Police arrested 24-year-old James Holmes in connection with one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history.

// More details emerge on shooting suspect

James Holmes, a 24-year-old doctoral student, was raised in a well-tended San Diego, Calif., neighborhood.

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Tragedy must lead to deeper cultural conversation

It might be time to talk about an entertainment culture that excels at selling violent power fantasies to people who feel powerless.

Sox right fielder Cody Ross can’t catch up to Colby Rasmus’s triple in the first, which got the Blue Jays off and running.

blue jays 6, red sox 1

Red Sox come up empty

The Red Sox, which entered the game leading the majors in runs, had won four out of their last five games.

JOHN TLUMACKI/globe staff

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Schools need justice, not kindness

Public institutions run best on a strict accountability model, not one that emphasizes loving kindness, writes Lawrence Harmon.

Carina Shane of Sweden was floating in an innertube tied to a boat off of Truro near a humpback whale on Saturday, July 14.

Woman has close encounter with whales off Truro

A woman relaxing on an inner tube off the coast of Truro got quite a surprise when she was joined by three humpback whales last weekend.

 Mitt Romney’s leverage resulted in a generous Bain retirement package.

Romney bargained hard on severance during Bain absence

Mitt Romney was not merely an absentee owner of Bain Capital during his leave of absence, interviews and public records show.


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British Open

Tiger Woods celebrated with his caddie Joe Lacava after chipping in a bunker shot on No. 18.

Snedeker leads at British Open, but Tiger charges

Brandt Snedeker shot a 6-under 64 and had a one-shot lead through two rounds, while Tiger Woods delivered a dramatic finish by holing out from the bunker on 18.


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This undated Massachusetts driver license file photo shows Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass.

Ashland man pleads guilty to terror charges

Under a plea deal filed earlier this month, Rezwan Ferdaus will serve 17 years in prison for plotting to fly remote-controlled airplanes into Washington, D.C., landmarks.


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Massachusetts foreclosure activity slows in June

The number of foreclosure petitions dropped to 1,254 in June, representing a nearly 30 percent drop compared to a month before and the lowest number this year.

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Movie Review

André Dussollier plays a writer who begins to doubt the fidelity of his wife (Carole Bouquet).

‘Unforgivable’: An elegantly rambling affair

The latest from France’s André Téchiné is an elegantly rambling affair, set in Venice, about the ways spouses, lovers, parents, and children never quite connect.