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.

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Romney would support Israeli strike on Iran, aide says

Mitt Romney’s stance on a unilateral Israeli strike thrusts him into the debate over Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

 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.

Patrick sends crime bill back

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

Kobe Bryant put up a shot against France's Mickael Gelabale.

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US has no trouble with France

The US men’s basketball team showed its talent in pulling away from France in the opening-round game.

Jordyn Wieber of the US competed in the balance beam during the women's gymnastics qualifying round Sunday.

US breezes through in women’s gymnastics

The US women’s gymnastics team qualified for the finals, though world champion Jordyn Wieber didn’t make it through in the all-around competition.

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Eritrean players hang on to a dream

They were members of the national soccer team in one of the world’s most brutal countries. They’re in the US now, but must they give up on soccer?


Rejecting Chick-fil-A is a good power play for mayor

The dustup over the fast-food chain has been portrayed as a First Amendment issue. But it’s more about smart politics and Mayor Menino’s ability to make the city in his own vision.


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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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