In controversial vote, Democrats amend platform

Democrats included faith in God and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to their platform, despite delegates being split on the changes.

Even as Elizabeth Warren is slightly behind Brown in public opinion polls in Massachusetts, she has had no trouble capturing the hearts, minds, and political donations of the party’s progressive wing.

Democratic National Convention

A chance for Warren to sell herself

Tonight’s speech offers Elizabeth Warren a crucial opportunity to make her pitch to Mass. voters, but her message may also help reenergize liberals in the party.

// Fact-checking Governor Patrick’s speech

Patrick’s claims about Massachusetts under his leadership presented an accurate, if at times incomplete and selective, picture.

Romney’s record

// Romney, Obama had similar hurdles, results

Mitt Romney inherited a Massachusetts economy in 2003 similar to the one President Obama found entering the White House in 2009. For both, progress was slow, and for many, disappointing.

The Rev. Gregory Groover denies starting any protests.

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Money, politics fought over in church’s bankruptcy case

Charles Street AME Church is trying to reorganize nearly $5 million in loans it owes OneUnited, after the bank threatened to auction off the historic church in February.

Bobby Valentine watched batting practice at Safeco Field in Seattle Tuesday.

Bobby Valentine to radio host: ‘If I were there right now, I’d punch you’

In his weekly appearance on WEEI, the Red Sox manager yelled at host Glenn Ordway when asked if Valentine had “checked out” on the season.

Internal BU report condemns hockey team’s culture

In an unusually blunt report, a university task force concluded that a “culture of sexual entitlement” contributed to two alleged sexual assaults.

Encyclopedia helps explain the human genome

Data collected by a massive consortium of researchers could help explain the causes of human disease.

// Former Harvard professor fabricated data, US says

Marc Hauser, who last summer resigned from Harvard, fabricated data and manipulated results, a federal agency said.

2012 NFL Preview

Roster breakdown

Tom Brady is back to lead the Patriots in his 13th season, even as many of the faces around him change.

Meet the 2012 Patriots

Bill Belichick has assembled one of the youngest rosters of his 13-year Patriots career as he seeks to return to the Super Bowl. Meet the players who make up his 2012 roster.


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Ryan Lavarnway was congratulated by third base coach Jerry Royster after hitting a home run last night in the sixth inning against the Mariners.

Red Sox need young players to step up

The Red Sox need players like Ryan Kalish, Ryan Lavarnway, and Jose Iglesias to show what they can do. So far, there’s little to be optimistic about.


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Liberty Mutual will spend $8 million over the next three years to sponsor the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and $1 million this year on gifts to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Liberty Mutual will up charitable giving

The company is increasing local contributions by 20 percent this year, while other financial services firms plan to keep their giving largely unchanged.

Food & dining

Barry Edelman.

After a fire, community rebuilt Marblehead restaurant

They say everything happens for a reason. It might not have seemed that way the day Barry Edelman watched his restaurant, 5 Corners Kitchen, go up in smoke.