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Islamist candidate wins Egyptian presidential election

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi was elected Egypt’s first Islamist civilian president, capping an acrimonious race that divided the nation.

Kevin Youkilis hugged Dustin Pedroia as Youklis came off the field after hitting a triple and being replaced with a pinch runner in the seventh inning.

Youkilis is traded to White Sox

The Red Sox have traded infielder Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox, according to major league sources.

Kevin Youkilis waved to fans after being pulled for a pinch runner in the seventh.

Red Sox 9, Braves 4

Red Sox prevail on Ross’ two home runs

On a day in which Kevin Youkilis gave a seventh-inning curtain call, Cody Ross homered twice and drove in five runs as the Red Sox took two of three from the Braves.

NATO to discuss downing of Turkish plane by Syria

NATO leaders will meet this week to discuss how and whether to respond to Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet on Friday.

Romney spends weekend with top fundraisers, donors

Mitt Romney is meeting with about 500 fundraisers and contributors who are doing the most to help him, at a retreat this weekend in Park City, Utah.

Fare increases on the T take effect July 1.

Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

Guide to upcoming MBTA changes

The price of all passes and fares is rising an average of 23 percent, though some riders will see a much steeper increase. Here is a guide to the changes, which take effect next Sunday.

Robots made by Harvest Automation do greenhouse work typically done by migrant workers.


Will lower-skilled workers get pushed out by robots?

Two Mass. companies, Harvest Automation and Rethink Robotics, are launching products that will, no doubt, stir up a new debate about the impact of automation on lower-skilled labor.

As team president, Pat Riley said, he began plans to build Miami’s big trio four years before the summer of 2010, using the Celtics model.

Sunday Basketball Notes

Pat Riley put it all together for the Heat

As team president, Riley used Miami’s locale and his own reputation as a master motivator and championship coach to win the Heat’s first title in six years.

Author Maureen McLane talks about her connection to poets like Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, and Fanny Howe.

book review

What does a poem mean?

In “My Poets,” Maureen N. McLane shows that teaching poetry is about regulating a reader’s balance of direction and abandon.


All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

It’s time to toast local athletes for their achievements. Led by Carla Forbes of Newton North, the season’s best shined bright.


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Filis Casey greeted 11-year-old Bernadine with a lollipop on a return visit to an orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti.

Newton woman brings hope to orphans in Haiti

Filis Casey has traveled the world, lifting children out of the shadows and into adoptive homes, but she has never seen anything like the problems plaguing the country.