Companies lined up for tax breaks in Mass.

More than a dozen companies are expected to receive state or local tax breaks totalling millions of dollars in exchange for promises to create jobs.

Edward S. O’Brien listened to a witness during his 1997 trial in Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge.

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With ruling, up to 60 Mass. cases now face scrutiny

The Globe looked at some cases that could be altered after the Supreme Court ruling that struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.

// Obama rallies supporters at Boston events

The Obama campaign did not release the day’s total take, but multiplying the per-head minimums by total attendees at the three events indicated an amount upwards of $3 million.

Yamilexs Rojas made a strawberry yogurt at the Prudential Center’s Pinkberry location, which has started opening at 8 a.m. to serve breakfast items.

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Pinkberry launching breakfast menu in Boston

The national chain is using its Boston-area locations to roll out a menu centered around Pinkberry Greek, a thicker yogurt that packs 3 grams of protein into every ounce.

“Checkout Time at the Marlborough-Blenheim,” by Bradley Phillips

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Sebastian Smee’s journeys, frame by frame

The Boston Globe critic loves the unexpected discovery of arresting works of art that carry the conviction of the person who made them.

Defense cuts due to hit Mass. economy hard

The defense sector could lose 30,000 jobs because of massive military budget cuts that are set for next year, the author of a new study warned.

The newest member of the White Sox, Kevin Youkilis, at batting practice yesterday.

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Kevin Youkilis a unique player who will be missed

If Will Middlebrooks winds up as loved and respected by Red Sox fans and his teammates as the man he is now replacing, he’s going to have a very nice career.

Ex-MBTA operator Aiden Quinn.

Jury says MBTA owes passenger $1.2m

A Suffolk jury awarded $1.2 million to a Scituate woman who was injured when a Green Line trolley crashed while the operator was texting in 2009.


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Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 6

Red Sox starter Felix Doubront allowed a career-high 11 hits and seven runs (five earned).

Red Sox belted by Blue Jays

The Blue Jays erupted for 13 hits, including three two-run homers, in a 9-6 Red Sox loss which took a two-hour thunderstorm break in the seventh inning.


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Vice President Joe Biden, with President Obama, used a White House review to question whether the same ‘‘counterinsurgency’’ Iraq war strategy could be applied to Afghanistan.

Joe Biden memo warned Obama on flawed war plans

A new book about the president’s 2009 expansion of the war in Afghanistan says the vice president warned his boss that an Iraq-style counterinsurgency might not work.

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A man with a Mexican flag and a woman with an American one debated Arizona’s immigration law at the State Capitol.

Justices back key part of Arizona immigration law

The court struck down much of the law, but allowed a hot-button provision requiring police officers to review the immigration status of all those they detain.


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.