Patrick sends crime bill back

Governor Deval Patrick wants the controversial “three strikes” provision eased to give sentencing judges more flexibility.

Man accused of killing child before shooting self

An Oxford man killed his young daughter Saturday night and seriously injured his son before turning the gun on himself, an official said.

Romney to ban press from Israel fund-raiser

Mitt Romney will address a small group Monday at the high-dollar fund-raiser, which casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is expected to attend.

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Red Sox rally against Bronx rivals

The Red Sox rallied in the ninth inning Saturday night after Mark Teixeira had tied the score with a two-run homer off Vicente Padilla.

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US women overcome early struggles

The US had to overcome a sloppy performance Saturday before finally putting away Croatia in their opening game.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Alison Pargeter, at Roman ruins near Tripoli, says Khadafy’s “cult of personality...swallowed everything.”

Alison Pargeter

Ideas | Q&A

The Libya that Khadafy left behind

According to scholar Alison Pargeter, Libya’s major task ahead is to grapple with Khadafy’s legacy — one so eccentric that it left little in the country untouched.

book review

‘Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies’ by Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre spins a WWII spy story that details the lies and exploits of a band of British double agents that had the Germans looking the other way on D-Day.

 Mul’s Diner provides a front-row seat to a changing South Boston. One arrival is the 139-unit apartment complex 50 West Broadway, opened in 2010.


With reality TV, is Southie about to be New Jerseyed?

Hollywood captured and ruined South Boston at the same time. Now a slew of TV shows are going to turn “a Southie” into a symbol.


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The Roads to Summer

Patrons ate clams and fries at a picnic table next to the water outside J.T. Farnham’s in Essex.

Along 9-mile ribbon, a clam lover’s paradise

From the Clam Box in Ipswich to J.T. Farnham’s in Essex, this 9-mile ribbon of Route 133 is a clam lover’s paradise, boasting an unrivaled array of the delicious morsels.


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Nancy Baym (left) and Mary L. Gray are social media researchers at Microsoft Cambridge, becoming anthropologists of the digital age.

Cambridge becoming social media research hub

Some of the Boston area’s brightest minds are studying, in real time, changing attitudes and behaviors for Harvard, MIT, IBM, Google and Microsoft.


Political Notebook

The Sun ran a headline calling Mitt Romney “Mitt the Twit” following his comments on the London Olympics.

Olympics remarks bog down Romney trip

Mitt Romney struggled Friday to stem political fallout at home after his comments on Britain’s handling of the London Games.

Nation & World

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Many of the athletes from around the world will be posting both text and images on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, documenting their time in competition and in around the Olympic Village in London.

Welcome to the Socialympics

Thanks to the soaring popularity of social media, fans of the Olympics will have the opportunity to follow the London Games more comprehensively, and obsessively, than ever before.