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State Senate approves $49 million for MBTA

State senators agreed to tap a surplus fund to help the MBTA close its deficit for the coming year and avoid steeper fare increases than those already scheduled for July 1.

Egypt’s Mubarak on life support, official says

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak was “clinically dead” when he arrived at a hospital but has been put on life support, an official said, even as protesters gathered amid uncertainty over Egypt’s presidential election.

Obama confident Europeans will resolve debt crisis

Speaking at the G-20 conference in Mexico, President Obama voiced confidence in Europe’s ability to tackle its debt crisis as he sought to calm both global financial markets and the worries of voters at home.

Pilgrim nuclear plant union to vote on new contract

Union workers, locked out of their jobs since contract talks broke down two weeks ago, will vote on a new agreement Wednesday.

Kelly Shoppach celebrated his second-inning home run with Will Middlebrooks.

Red Sox 7, Marlins 5

Red Sox hit three home runs in win

The Red Sox had eight extra-base hits and Clay Buchholz won his fourth straight start as Boston earned its fifth win in six games.

Mike Austin at Austin Brothers Valley Farm in Belchertown went from dairy farming to beef cattle. He now has about 35 customers who pick up their beef at a half-dozen sites, and he hopes the business can grow while allowing for good practices.


exclusive wednesday preview | g cover

Local CSAs offer meat, fish, eggs, and chickens

A growing number of Community Supported Agriculture providers are selling shares for the protein portion of the plate.

exclusive wednesday preview | opinion

Scott Brown bests Vicki Kennedy in debate over debate

Scott Brown set reasonable terms for Victoria Kennedy’s offer, but he still owes voters a prime-time Boston-area TV debate.

opinion | health care debate

Put away the red tape

As it seeks to trim health costs, the government must avoid burdening doctors with even more paperwork requirements, write physicians Allan H. Ropper, Anthony A. Amato, and Martin A. Samuels.

Roger Clemens walked out of federal court a vindicated man on Monday.

Bob Ryan | Exclusive Wednesday preview

I’m happy Roger Clemens was acquitted

The prosecution of Clemens was a waste of taxpayers’ money. Right or wrong, he didn’t belong in a courtroom.


Campaign Crossroads

Four years later, Ohio still pivotal

The $85 billion government rescue that helped pull GM and Chrysler from the brink might not guarantee President Obama the overwhelming support he received in 2008.


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Actress-director Liv Ullmann with her husband, Donald Saunders, and their rescue dog, Chelsea. The dachshund was left at the MSPCA sick and with a crooked leg.

Adopting a rescue dog is purely an act of love

Golden Globe-winning actress Liv Ullmann talks about her rescued dachshund, Chelsea, and whether she thinks Boston is a pet-friendly city.