Freed hostage recalls ordeal

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Back home Sunday in the Boston area, the Rev. Michel Louis spoke about his religious trip to the Middle East that turned into a harrowing ordeal.

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Heartbreak hill for Lester, Red Sox

Jon Lester was booed off the mound after giving up a career-worst 11 runs as the Red Sox were swept by the Blue Jays and fell back to .500 and last place in the AL East.

Romney changed stance on gay rights, Boston group says

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender publication Bay Windows wrote this week that Mitt Romney has turned his back on their concerns.

Obama spends time with victims’ families in Colo.

President Obama visited with relatives of those killed in Aurora, Colo., telling reporters he came ”not so much as president as ... a father and as a husband.’’

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People attended a vigil Sunday evening in memory of the shooting victims in Aurora, Colo.

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Denise Paba cried Sunday during the memorial. Paba's 6-year-old niece, Veronica Moser, was the youngest person killed in the attack.

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President Obama addressed a televised press conference Sunday at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

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The president spoke about his meeting with family members of those killed in the shooting.

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President Obama arrived Sunday afternoon in Aurora, Colo., where he was greeted by Police Chief Dan Oates, left.

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Also present were Senator Mark Udall, left, and Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado.

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President Obama then met with family members of victims at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

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The president's motorcade traveled on the streets of Aurora, Colo.

// Suspected Colo. shooter to have hearing on Monday

Authorities are investigating James Holmes’ relationships to figure out a motive for the early Friday shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.

Vivien A. Schmidt says the crisis is essentially political.

Opinion | Vivien A. Schmidt

Eurozone crisis reveals lack of clear leadership

What Europe lacks are the institutions, mechanisms, and resources that the US government has at its disposal to stabilize the economy.

// London ready to complete Olympic triple play

This week, when London becomes the only city to stage the Games three times, it will have spent nearly $17 billion amid the country’s worst recession in a century.


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NCAA to issue sanctions against Penn State

The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy ‘‘corrective and punitive measures’’ against Penn State in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal.


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Robert Eremian lives in this house in Cedar Grove, Antigua, and has had his sister and brother-in-law, Patrice and US Representative John F. Tierney, over for dinner there.

Troubles in paradise Rep. Tierney somehow missed

A review found that US Representative John F. Tierney had many chances to learn of the illegal actions by his wife’s brothers — and by her.


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On the job

Julia Dickinson said nurse midwives attend some home births, but do most of their deliveries in a hospital setting.

Midwife by day, lead singer by night

Julia Dickinson, a nurse midwife at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, says many people still do not understand the work that midwives do.