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Harvard students bridle over test cheating investigation

All of the students interviewed by the Globe said the ground rules for the take-home final exam were so unclear that they did not realize they were cheating.

Mitt Romney talked with a man on the side of the road while touring a hurricane damaged neighorhood in Lafitte, La., Friday.

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Mitt Romney tours storm-ravaged Louisiana

The newly-minted Republican nominee toured damage from Hurricane Isaac three days before President Obama, who canceled a campaign event to make room for the trip.

// Bernanke pushes for further Fed action on economy

Calling high unemployment a “grave concern,” Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear the Federal Reserve will consider further steps to boost the economy.

Wide receiver Deion Branch, seen here in a preseason game on Aug. 20, did not make New England’s 53-man roster.

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Patriots finalize 53-man roster, cut Hoyer, Branch

Veteran receiver Deion Branch and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer were among the highest profile casualties as the team cut down its roster in advance of Friday’s deadline.

The author’s rental home in Begur, with its stone tower, and the view from town onto the Mediterranean Sea and northward along the Costa Brava.

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Renting a house on Spain’s Costa Brava

There is no more enchanting a town for exploring the Costa Brava than Begur, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, especially from the 16th-century castle at the town’s highest point.

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How kids make friends — and why it matters

New research from psychologists unlocks the mysterious, complicated, strangely adult way that children connect.

Drew Tardif, 10, worked on a puzzle with Mikalo Glennon, 7, and his mother Raquel Rohlfing.

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Foundation reaches out to families with cancer

Through the Family Reach Foundation, one woman’s mission is to provide financial relief and support to families fighting cancer.


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Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods started the tournament fast on Friday.

Tiger Woods sets fast pace in first round

Woods made six straight birdies at one point in the first round at the PGA Tour stop in Norton. He finished with a 64, two behind 21-year-old PGA rookie Seung-Yul Noh.


Mickey Ward (center) posed with Scott Brown and Brown’s wife, Gail Huff, at an event last year.

Boxer Micky Ward reportedly cancels Scott Brown endorsement

The Lowell boxer of “The Fighter” fame changed his mind after learning about Brown’s stance on labor unions and gay marriage, according to a report.

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After Isaac passed through Plaquemines Parish, people attempted to rescue cows from the flood waters.

Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana

Isaac hovered over Louisiana for a third day, forcing authorities to mount evacuation and rescue operations as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighborhoods.

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