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Charges dropped against Edwards

Federal prosecutors dropped all felony charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a mistrial.

Lance Armstrong competed during the 2011 Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia.

US Anti-Doping Agency charges Lance Armstrong

Armstrong, who retired from cycling last year, could face a lifetime ban from the sport if he is found to have used performance-enhancing drugs.

Microbe project aims to shed light on human health

A five-year, $173 million initiative led partly by Boston-area scientists may point to ways to manipulate populations of microbes to treat or prevent diseases.

Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox offense have slumped badly recently.

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Red Sox at Marlins | 7:10 p.m.

What has gone wrong with the Red Sox offense?

Although limited by injuries, the Red Sox have scored just 12 runs in the past five games. That’s insufficient, and reinforcements are needed.

The government alleges that horse owner Jose Trevino Morales, center, was part of a cartel that used Mexican drug money in connection with a successful horse breeding business in the United States.

Mexican drug money ties to US horse racing probed

Investigators raided facilities Tuesday in New Mexico and Oklahoma where they say a Mexican drug cartel was laundering millions of dollars.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi are shown having lunch with members of their production crew after a 2004 recording session at the WBUR recording studios in Brookline.


‘Car Talk’: Hub of the radio universe

When Tom and Ray Magliozzi stop recording new episodes of “Car Talk” in September, it will be the end of an era for a program that captures a deep slice of Greater Boston.

Founder Jordan Tobins is on indefinite leave.

Deep split revealed at Upper Crust pizza chain

The embattled pizza chain, already under investigation for its labor practices, is now riven by a nasty battle for control among its co-owners.


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Jenny Weymouth of Boston says she would still shop on Amazon even if it were to charge for Massachusetts sales taxes.

If Amazon taxes in Mass., will buyers bolt?

Despite local retailers’ hopes, many residents say they would still shop on Amazon even if it were to start collecting sales tax on purchases made from the state.

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Head to head

Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

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