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Obama asserts executive privilege on documents

The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents sought by lawmakers on “Fast and Furious,” a US law enforcement gun operation.

Heat advisories issued in Mass. as summer begins

High temperatures accompanied by extremely high humidity will blanket the state for the next several days.

New Democracy party leader, Antonis Samaras (left), met with  Greek President Carolos Papoulias at the presidential palace in central Athens on Wednesday.

Greek prime minister sworn in after coalition forms

The deal for a coalition government ended weeks of political uncertainty in debt-crippled Greece that threatened Europe’s economy.

No fruition for Romney on major higher ed plans

A review of Mitt Romney’s higher education record as governor reveals several sweeping proposals that stalled in the Legislature.

Clockwise from top left: No parking signs in the South End; Mayor Menino; and a ‘parklet’ in Philadelphia.

Michael Bryant/ Philadelphia Inquirer (top left); Globe Staff Photos

Brian McGrory

With ‘parklets’ idea, Menino has gone off the deep end

Does the mayor really think that ­Bostonians want to relax in parks set up on street parking spots, like ones in Philadelphia (pictured, upper left)?

// Corpse flower in full pungent bloom at Franklin Park Zoo

The flower, named Morticia, is nearly 5 feet tall and is known for the scent it releases when it blooms, which many say resembles rotting flesh.

// Patients driving direction of new drug research

Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

// Winiker brothers mark 50 years of playing music

Over their career, brothers Bo and Bill Winiker have gone from playing for weddings to backing up Aretha Franklin at President Clinton’s inaugural ball.


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Red Sox 7, Marlins 5

Red Sox batter the Marlins

The Red Sox climbed above .500 for the first time since June 7 by erupting for 10 hits, including home runs by David Ortiz, Cody Ross, and Kelly Shoppach.