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Mayor Menino vetoes City Council redistricting plan

Opponents of the plan, which passed two weeks ago, said the redrawn map diluted the political influence of the city’s people of color.

Stocks soar on bond-buying program in Europe

The Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest mark since December 2007 on a plan in Europe to support struggling countries.

// Clinton ad-libbed much of speech

Former President Bill Clinton’s 49-minute speech at the Democratic National Convention included more than 2,000 words that were not in his prepared remarks.

Republican candidate Sean Bielat voted this morning at the Norfolk Olive Day School in Norfolk, Mass. Bielat is seeking a seat in the 4th congressional district.

Primary election underway in Mass.

Primary voting is underway across Massachusetts, where 52 percent of registered voters do not align themselves with any political party.

“The Words’’ stars Bradley Cooper (with Zoe Saldana) as an author who didn’t write his blockbuster novel.

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Friday preview | Movie Review

Stories just don’t add up in ‘The Words’

That story is a story within a story, which also contains a third tale. It’s confusing. Worse than that, it’s dull.

// Amazon reveals new Kindle

The online retailer unveiled a new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire, its latest contributions to the heated tablet market.

Stephen Jones is curating the “Hats: An Anthology” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Crown jewels on display

Milliner Stephen Jones brings his star-studded hat retrospective to the Peabody Essex Museum.

From the Archives | Photo gallery

Sacco and Vanzetti

The controversial trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in Massachusetts in the 1920’s caused much tension in the US and around the world.


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Auction items include a gold gem-set necklace by Miyé Matsukata for Janiyé.

Joan Sonnabend and the art of jewelry

Some people would pay a fortune to hang a piece by Pablo Picasso on their wall. Joan Sonnabend wanted to hang one around her neck.