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Stocks surge on Europe hopes

Reports that Europe may take action on Spain’s hobbled banks propelled the Dow Jones industrial average up 286 points, its best day of the year.

Four stabbed in downtown Boston

The stabbing occurred near the Omni Parker Hotel, leaving one person with life-threatening injuries.

// Judge delivers message of deterrence in texting-while-driving case

Aaron Deveau of Haverhill received a sentence that will send him to jail for a year for a fatal car accident.

// Ray Bradbury dies at 91

The author passed away in California after a lengthy career of writing everything from science fiction and mystery to humor.

Noomi Rapace plays scientist Ellie Shaw in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.”

20th Century Fox

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‘Prometheus’ follows an ‘Alien’ path

Ridley Scott’s return to the “Alien” franchise is impeccably produced but increasingly scattered.

A shaky Web connection at home fueled Andrew Blum on his Internet exploration.

Book Review

‘Tubes’ by Andrew Blum

The Wired writer traces the physical network of the Internet.

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With Walker win, Republicans see new opportunity

Scott Walker’s victory in the recall election campaign has the Republican Party declaring fresh opportunity in Wisconsin.

June 6, 2012 | Josh Archambault

Without patient-centered health plans, Mass. is using the same tired script

Unlike the self-interested solutions of insurers, providers, and government, patient-centered health plans and health savings accounts are a proven way to contain the cost of care.


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On baseball

Daniel Bard’s exit from Sunday’s game looks like his last appearance for the Red Sox for a while.

Daniel Bard’s next step is uncertain

Bard’s inability to throw strikes consistently led him to a minor league demotion. And there’s no guarantee he can return to the starting rotation.


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“We don’t need a casino,” said Kelsey Baker, (right) 22, of Dorchester with her sister, Kayla. “Leave those in Las Vegas.”

Not everyone’s all-in on Suffolk casino plan

On the tired streets near the track in East Boston and Revere, the concept of building a casino was generally embraced, though some residents worried about an increase in crime.


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Mass. may tell Amazon to charge sales tax

The move would raise prices for online shoppers, but generate as much as $45 million in annual revenue for the state, according to people briefed on the matter.

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