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Teachers union concedes some seniority rights

The state’s largest teachers union has struck a deal in which it would give up significant seniority rights in exchange for the withdrawal of a far more sweeping ballot proposal.

Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios files for bankruptcy

The R.I.-based firm, which is reportedly under state and federal investigation, indicated it owed creditors $100 million to $500 million.

Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign stop in San Antonio on Wednesday.

In May, Romney’s fund-raising surged

Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $76.8 million in May, nearly double his April total and almost 30 percent more than President Obama’s $60 million haul.

Judge delays murder trial after two witnesses stabbed

The trial of two Dorchester men who are accused in a fatal shooting was put on hold after two potential witnesses were stabbed Wednesday.

A photo of 3-year-old Riley Carey-Brown’s beloved stuffed animal, Nummy, a bunny. The photo was taken after Wednesday’s ordeal.

MBTA worker saves 3-year-old’s stuffed animal from tracks

After a young girl’s stuffed bunny fell on to Orange Line tracks, T employees coordinated to retrieve it.

Michael Rogers stars in “Beyond the Black Rainbow.’’

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1984 comes early in ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’

In his debut feature, writer-director Panos Cosmatos shows a knack for mood and tone.


// A circus atmosphere in ‘Madagascar 3’

Cascading, colorful 3-D performance sequences are sufficiently dazzling that you may forgive an act wasted on convoluted setup, and those relentless circus-afro ads.

Robert Pattinson plays Georges Duroy, a man who gets involved with several women


In ‘Bel Ami,’ Robert Pattinson goes Parisian

The “Twilight” heartthrob stars in a period piece about the rise of a rake in 1880s Paris.

Celtics vs. Heat | Game 6, 8:30 p.m.

Celtics have simply been tougher than Heat

The Celtics have taken a 3-2 series lead because they are grittier. Now the Heat face a critical moment that could define the future of their franchise.

Yvonne Abraham

Sweet deal for soda

Massachusetts is one of only 12 states in the country that essentially subsidize soda, forgoing sales taxes to make it cheaper — and thus easier to guzzle in huge quantities.

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Red carpet hits and misses

The flurry of events in recent days — Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, CFDA Fashion Awards, and MTV Movie Awards — have put some of the hottest trends-of-the-moment in the spotlight.