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Holder cited for contempt by US House panel

The committee voted along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to a US gun probe.

Former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi left a courthouse after his sentencing last year.

DiMasi was denied medical care for months, lawyer alleges

Former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi’s tongue cancer has metastasized, and his attorney said that DiMasi was denied care while authorities prepared him for grand jury testimony.

Heat blankets the region

Massachusetts residents flocked to beaches as extremely high humidity pushed temperatures into the 90s.

The rooftop pool at the Colonnade Hotel was the place for Olivia Ives-Flores, Zack Lanoue, and Miguel deBraganca to cool off.

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Kyle Lahair, of Boston, cooled off in the Copley Square fountain.

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Even a dog had his day in the sun, drying off after a dip in the water at Revere Beach.

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Siluana Ospina, 4, from Revere, adjusted her sunglasses as she headed into the water.

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Jefferson Rosales, 8, from Chelsea, rode a wave as he was held by Beti, a family friend.

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Revere Beach was packed as beach-goers sought relief from the hot weather on Wednesday.

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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.


Brothers hit a musical milestone

Bill and Bo Winiker will give a 50th-anniversary performance at Scullers Jazz Club and debut their long-awaited first CD.

Anna Margaret Hollyman plays the appealing Sarah.

Thursday Preview | Movie Review

‘Small, Beautifully Moving Parts’ an amiable comedy

Sarah’s always loved tinkering with machinery. Now six months pregnant, she decides to tinker with family dynamics.

Robert Modica in the documentary “Lost Bohemia.’ The acting coach held classes in his apartment above the music hall.

Movie Review

In ‘Lost Bohemia,’ a look at life atop Carnegie Hall

Some of these characters could have flown in from a fairy tale — or into one, assuming fairy tales can have peeling paint and end in litigation.

Scott Brown accepts Boston media consortium debate

Brown agreed to the debate, which would be his third televised debate with Elizabeth Warren, as his campaign pushed Warren on two radio debates.


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Veteran players like Kevin Youkilis have underperformed this season, which has contributed to the Red Sox’ extended stay in last place.

Red Sox’ problem isn’t chemistry, it’s talent

Reports of a “toxic” clubhouse are off base. The team’s chemistry isn’t keeping it in last place. Poor on-field performance is.


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Morticia the corpse flower at Franklin Park Zoo

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.


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