Fallacies mark Romney’s depiction of the 47%

Mitt Romney painted an inaccurate portrait of the “47 percent of Americans [who] pay no income tax” when he spoke — and was secretly videotaped — at a May fund-raiser.

Romney holds to views on aid, tries to quiet uproar

As the full 49-minute video from a private May fund-raiser emerged online, Mitt Romney was also seen telling donors that the Palestinians have no interest in establishing peace with Israel.

Brian McGrory

Scott Brown beyond the camera, lights

The senator’s “On the Road” tour apparently doesn’t go through Raynham, where he failed to attend any of the three dedication ceremonies for fallen Medal of Honor recipient Jared Monti.

A bicyclist rode outside the lane reserved for riders on Tuesday on Commonwealth Avenue.

As more cyclists hit road, number of accidents rises

As the bicycling community reels after the death of two Boston bicyclists within the past week, officials and bike advocates are hoping to thwart a rise in collisions.

John F. Kennedy, shown in Toledo, Ohio, worked hard to hide his physical problems from reporters.


’60 tape reveals an uncertain John F. Kennedy

Three days after he declared his candidacy for the presidency, the man who would leave a near-mythical imprint on America’s political identity seemed decidedly unsure of his own.

“In this field, we keep having these things appear,” Harvard professor Karen L. King said of the fragment.

Historian’s finding hints that Jesus was married

A Harvard professor has identified what appears to be a scrap of fourth-century Egyptian papyrus containing the first-known explicit reference to Jesus as married.

Dan Shaughnessy

Stop the madness with replacement NFL refs

A $9 billion industry has been brought to its knees by fan-boys, lingerie-league officials, and nice guys who should be working in the Hockomock League instead of the NFL.

Tufts Medical, Vanguard Health consider alliance

Tufts Medical Center is in talks to team up with for-profit Vanguard Health Systems to buy independent hospitals and provide more integrated health care across Mass.

Governor Patrick defended his handling of the matter, blaming a “rogue chemist.”

Drug lab crisis may follow Governor Patrick

The state drug-testing crisis could taint the national image of Governor Patrick, which was elevated at the Democratic National Convention.


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Red Sox 7, Rays 5

Felix Doubront gets a hand from pitching coach Randy Niemann in the third (3 R, 3 BB).

Red Sox rally to beat the Rays

After a tough third inning, Felix Doubront hung in there, lasting six innings as the Red Sox rebounded from a three-run deficit to beat the Rays, 7-5.


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A judge will weigh whether to allow Hurd’s testimony.

Survivor of Mattapan killings to face defense questions

Marcus Hurd, who survived the 2010 shootings that left four people dead, is expected to be questioned next week about his claim that he can now identify one of the killers.


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Home builder Toll Brothers’ town homes were offered for sale at the Vistas at Indian Oak community in Chatsworth, Calif., with a sign reflecting a growing confidence.

US homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

Confidence among US homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years, and many expect the housing recovery will strengthen in the next six months.


Political Notebook

State Representative Robert Freeman spoke in Easton, Pa., recently about the tough new voter ID law. It’s still unclear if the law will take effect before Election Day this year.

Pa. judge is ordered to safeguard voters’ rights

Pennsylvania’s highest court told a lower court that it should stop a tough new voter ID law if the judge concludes voters cannot easily get ID cards or thinks they will be disenfranchised.

Nation & World

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Food & dining

Apples, cider, doughnuts, and a good life

In 1981, Glenn Cook and his new bride, Karen, purchased a poultry farm across from his father’s recently acquired dairy farm in Amesbury.