Brown, Warren divided on gun control

The deadly shooting in ­Colorado has thrust the debate about gun control into the state Senate race ­between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

High court cautions Patrick on 3 strikes law

The chief justice of the state’s highest court told Governor Patrick the crime bill before him would not allow for discretion in sentencing habitual offenders.

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US economy slows in second quarter

Americans cut back sharply on spending, pushing growth downward to an annual rate of 1.5 percent from April through June.

Obama releases $70m in military funding for Israel

First announced in May, the aid will go to help Israel expand production of a short-range rocket defense system.

Amazon CEO gives $2.5m for Wash. gay marriage law

With the gift from Jeff Bezos and his wife, Washington United for Marriage has raised more than $5 million to support the law.

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The power of the 21st-century mom network

Using the strength of their online networks, today’s moms communicate far beyond the backyard fence and can mobilize other moms at lightning-fast speed.

Karen Stein of GOODGOOD, a design studio, created a mock-up of an micro-apartment unit for a 20-story tower that broke ground in the Seaport District Thursday.

Could you live in 450 square feet?

The tiny apartments planned for Boston’s Seaport fit the call for more affordable housing for young professionals who want to live near work and attractions.

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// Mitt Romney, lost in translation

Romney didn’t really mean to say that the London Olympics would almost certainly be a total disaster. That’s just what he does, and it takes getting used to.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter heats at the 2008 Olympics. He’ll be looking for repeats in London, but countryman Yohan Blake will be looking to upend him.

Cool runnings: Jamaicans provide hype to Olympics

The rivalry between countrymen Usain Bolt, who’s bidding for history, and Yohan Blake looks like the most anticipated event in London.


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