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Mass. jobless rate fell to 6% in May

Employers in the state added about 7,500 jobs last month - the sixth straight month of gains - as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than three years.

AOL board members survive proxy battle at Boston meeting

Dissident investors angry with AOL’s investment in Patch, a network of hyper-local news sites, had tried to unseat several board members.

Scott Walker: Romney needs to do better job of selling ideas

The Republican governor of Wisconsin, who last week won a recall election, said Mitt Romney has to go beyond criticizing President Obama and be seen as a “reformer.”

Report: Surging T ridership could overwhelm system

Boston’s subways could grow so packed that trains would roll past waiting commuters, unable to accommodate more, a land-use think tank says.

While attending a twice-yearly gathering of bishops in Atlanta Wednesday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley (center left) spoke for the first time about a Vatican rebuke to a US nuns’ group.

O’Malley laments discord on nuns

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Catholic archbishop of Boston, said he is worried and saddened over the perception the church is inhospitable to women.

Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, helped guide the Red Sox to two World Series titles.

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Theo Epstein discusses his Red Sox legacy

The Cubs executive, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series, sat down with Dan Shaughnessy before Boston’s weekend series with his new team.

50 years later, Boston Strangler case still captures fascination

Memories are still vivid and uncertainties linger a half-century after the start of the murderous reign.

Yvonne Abraham

// In Wellesley High’s you’re-not-special speech, larger truths

The slap-down part of the commencement speech speaks to a popular view of kids today — that they’re coddled and overpraised.

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// Tom Cruise, ‘Rock of Ages’ bring back hair metal glory

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.


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

‘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.

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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.