Game 2: 76ers 82, Celtics 81

Another thriller, but this time 76ers win

Avery Bradley drove the baseline to get a shot off during the first quarter. He finished with eight points.

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The 76ers made six straight free throws in the final minute to hold off the Celtics and even their playoff series at one game each.

McCaela Donovan and Ryan Overberg in the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Xanadu.”

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Exuberant comedy ‘Xanadu’ rolls along

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s enjoyably unhinged adaptation of the legendarily execrable 1980 movie “Xanadu” is a feat of theatrical alchemy.

Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a despot who winds up working at a Brooklyn food co-op.

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‘Dictator’ tweaks broadly and carries a big shtick

“The Dictator” lacks the cultural tension of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” and “Bruno,” and is a lazy satire that can’t bring itself to properly satirize anything. 

Jon Lester threw a complete game against the Mariners as the Red Sox won their fourth in a row.

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Red Sox win fourth straight

Jon Lester pitched a complete game and Daniel Nava and Kelly Shoppach each homered as the Red Sox won their fourth in a row.

Harvard professor to head primate research center

Dr. R. Paul Johnson will take over leadership of the troubled facility, where four primate deaths in less than two years revealed gaps in animal care procedures.

Obama attacks Romney's Bain record

The president’s campaign released its first ad against Mitt Romney today, focusing on a steel mill that Bain Capital purchased and shuttered.

Ron Paul will ‘no longer spend resources’ on campaign

Ron Paul says he is done spending money on his campaign, but that he would still fight for delegates all the way to the GOP convention in Tampa.

DA: Autistic boy slipped out of window, drowned in pool

Officials say a 4-year-old who apparently drowned Sunday pushed out a screened window and walked away from his apartment.


Peter Fuller, ran auto dealerships; owned horse stripped of Derby crown

Peter Fuller, the son of a Massachusetts governor whose horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1968 and was disqualified afterward, died in Portsmouth, N.H. He was 89.


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Television Review

“American Masters” profiles Johnny Carson, who as host of “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1992 commanded the world of late-night television.

Closer look at the ‘King of Late Night’

“American Masters” profiles Johnny Carson, who as host of “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1992 commanded the world of late-night television.


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EU economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn spoke with Greek Finance Minister Philippos Sachinidis, center, before the start of a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels Monday.

US stocks drop sharply as Europe woes deepen

The Dow dropped more than 125 points amid uncertainty in Greece, part of a broad sell-off, and Treasury yields fell as traders sought greater safety.

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A Lebanese Sunni Muslim gunman was seen during fighting in the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Monday.

Syrian unrest spills into Lebanon for 3rd day

Lebanese gunmen clashed in street battles Monday as sectarian tensions linked to the 14-month-old uprising in Syria bled across the border for a third day.

Health and wellness

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Ban on DMAA in sports supplements?

Another over-the-counter fitness and weight-loss supplement has come under the scrutiny of the FDA, with some experts calling for an all-out ban on the compound called DMAA.