Photo e-mailed from Mass. led to child porn network

The image of a toddler clutching a stuffed rabbit was the beginning of a case that led to a Milford man to a serial abuser in the Netherlands, and to traffickers in seven countries and counting.

Patrick sends crime bill back

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

 Elizabeth Warren’s fearless image helped propel her effort to win a Senate seat.

Warren’s star rose in D.C. battles

Elizabeth Warren earned a bold reputation that helped catapult her into the nation’s most high-profile Senate race, but also laid the groundwork for attacks against her.

New Mass. law allows drug coupons for prescription drugs

Consumer advocates and policy analysts argue that, while coupons may help patients in the short term, they also help drive up health care costs.

Aly Raisman practiced on the vault in London. The quest for gold begins Sunday for Raisman and the US.

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US women’s gymnastics hopes third time is the charm

Needham’s Aly Raisman and her teammates are determined to become the first to win gold at an overseas Olympics. Their quest begins Sunday.

The men’s 155-mile road race, won by Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, cycles through London’s Richmond Park.

Bob Ryan

Britain’s couldn’t keep up the pace in men’s road race

Expecting to win its first gold medal with its powerhouse road cycling team, England had its first disappointment in the Games when legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish finished 28th.

Elizabeth Beisel of Saunderstown, R.I. embraced Shiwen Ye after the 16-year-old from China set a world record in the 400 IM.

For R.I.’s Beisel, silver nearly as good as gold

Elizabeth Beisel came to London as the world champion, but congratulated 16-year-old Chinese gold medalist Ye Shiwen for “the race of her life.”

Yvonne Abraham

Eritrean soccer players haning on to a dream

They were members of the national soccer team, representing one of the most brutal countries in the world. As refugees they are free. But must they give up on competitive soccer forever?


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Red Sox 8, Yankees 6

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson misjudges a drive by Pedro Ciriaco in the ninth inning that went for a triple and brought in Jacoby Ellsbury with the go-ahead run.

Ciriaco is Sox’ designated hero

Unlikely DH Pedro Ciriaco, a 170-pound infielder who hasn’t homered this season, went 3 for 5 in the Red Sox Bronx win, raising his average to .356.


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Hubway, turning 1, is about to expand

From 61 stations and 610 bikes, the bicycle-sharing network is set to grow by the fall to nearly 110 stations and 1,100 bikes, spreading from Boston to Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline.


President Obama’s campaign is determined to fight back even if it must put aside the image of hope and change.

In tight race, Obama jabs hard at Romney

President Obama has shown no inclination to hold back in trying to portray Mitt Romney as out of touch with the middle class.

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