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Firefighters pay tribute to fallen colleagues

About 200 retired and active Boston firefighters and their families gathered Sunday to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Three killed in shooting near Auburn

Investigators were searching for a gunman who allegedly killed three people, including two former Auburn University football players.


Europe’s aid to Spain buys region time

A $125 billion plan to rescue Spain’s banks won’t solve Europe’s debt crisis, but could buy time for policymakers to address problems in Greece, Portugal, and Ireland.

Hispanic leaders worry over slow voter registration

Latinos are not registering or voting in numbers that fully reflect their potential strength, leaving Democrats worried as they increase efforts to rally Latino support.

 Tiana was Disney’s first African-American princess character.


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For today’s children of color, there’s such a thing as too much attention

Kirsten Greenidge on what is to be done when it’s not scorn but an excess of attention that pummels a child on the playground.

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Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris and Niraj Shah, who have built businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.

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‘Once’, ‘Starcatcher’ shine at Tonys

The musical ‘‘Once’’ won best musical and seven other prizes, while the inventive ‘‘Peter and the Starcatcher’’ won five awards at the 2012 Tonys. “Porgy and Bess” won for best musical revival.


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Nationals 4, Red Sox 3

Tyler Moore scored Washington’s third run, in the seventh inning, on a double by Danny Espinosa.

Red Sox lose again to Nationals

The Nationals scored a run in the ninth to finish a three-game sweep of the Red Sox, sending them to their fifth loss in six games and two games below .500.


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Job seekers crowded booths at a job fair in Weifang, China. Demand for skilled labor has risen as the population has shifted to the cities.

China’s population shift has far-reaching effects

The county’s economic slowdown has deepened — underscored by the cut in interest rates by the Chinese government — with implications for the global, national, and Mass. economies.

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Syrians on Saturday carried the bodies of people who protesters said were killed by shelling in the town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago.

Syrian troops renew attacks on Homs

Syrian government forces pounded areas in the central province of Homs on Sunday, and activists said at least 38 people were killed in shelling in the past 24 hours.


Book Review

“The Cost of Hope” by Amanda Bennett.

‘The Cost of Hope’ by Amanda Bennett

While “The Cost of Hope’’ does contain some discussion of health care costs, the heart of Bennett’s moving and intelligent memoir is her marriage.