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Obama denies intentional leaks; Justice to probe

Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two US attorneys to investigate possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

// Attorney guilty in money laundering case

A federal jury took just four hours Friday afternoon to find prominent defense attorney Robert A. George guilty of money laundering charges.

Prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for Bulger girlfriend

Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of “Whitey” Bulger, is slated to be sentenced Tuesday for helping the gangster remain a fugitive for 16 years.

Nationals 7, Red Sox 4

Red Sox fall in interleague play

Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 and Bryce Harper homered as the Washington Nationals got their first-ever victory at Fenway.


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Pro-government voters peel away from unions

Recent votes in California and Wisconsin showed that labor’s best hope is to make the fight over bargaining and benefits a Red vs. Blue issue, writes Josh Barro.

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Racism learned

New research suggests prejudices may form at a much earlier age, but it also offers hope that biases can be unlearned.

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Obama? Romney? How about both?

The strange but serious case for a two-headed American executive branch, and what it says about our broken system.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could potentially have given up a lot by signing through 2019, writes Greg A. Bedard.

Sweet and sour deal for Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski’s new contract is a win for the Patriots tight end in the short term, but could hurt him in later years, writes Greg A. Bedard.

NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ duo call it quits after 25 years

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, co-hosts of the long-running public radio show, said Friday they will stop producing new programs in October.


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Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller) is back again in “Madagascar 3,’’ joining a circus and meeting Gia the Jaguar (Jessica Chastain).

In ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,’ a circus atmosphere

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.