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Mass. House approves bailout for troubled T

House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a temporary financial fix for the MBTA that would stave off, at least for now, deeper cuts in service on the system.

Former US Senator John Edwards spoke last month after a jury acquitted him on one count, and a mistrial was declared on five others.

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.

Internet group reveals race for new domain names

Nonprofits, government agencies, universities, and companies — including The Boston Globe — are seeking control over hundreds of new domain names.

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.

Diego Boneta (center) hits the high notes in a scene from “Rock of Ages.”

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Tom Cruise takes on Axl Rose in ‘Rock of Ages’

This star-studded adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, dedicated to the enduring power of cheesy ’80s pop-metal, alternates plastic bombast with moments of comic invention.

Much of the George H.W. Bush documentary “41” was filmed in and around his compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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‘41’ documentary gives H. W. his turn at bat

This film about George H. W. Bush, who turned 88 on Tuesday, isn’t a birthday present. Rather, it’s a valentine.

Felix Doubront threw seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Red Sox bats came alive in the series final against the Marlins.

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Red Sox pitching, bats dominate

Felix Doubront allowed three hits over seven innings, and the Red Sox hitters came alive to defeat the reeling Marlins.

Kennebec Cafe’s owners, Ann and John Maglaras, and daughter Megan Maglaras-Stevenson.

The most imaginative doughnuts in the Northeast

You wouldn’t know it from the shabby gray storefront, but they might be at the Kennebec Cafe in Fairfield, Maine.

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.


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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.