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Fla. officials won’t investigate Todashev death

Despite a federal probe into the shooting of a Chechen man in Orlando by a Boston FBI agent, the ACLU had urged state officials to investigate.

Fed downgrades US economic growth assessment

The Federal Reserve says the US economy is growing modestly, a signal it’s not ready to slow its bond purchases soon.

The scene outside the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where two people were shot Wednesday.

Prisoner, sheriff shot at Mass. Eye and Ear

The prisoner is in critical condition after he was shot when allegedly stealing a deputy sheriff’s gun.

Joe Louis Arena and an abandoned house in Detroit.

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Derrick Z. Jackson

Motor City hustle

Michigan taxpayers will fund a new, $650 million hockey arena district for Detroit even as the city around it decays.

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Boston’s mayoral candidates on the issues

Compare and contrast where the candidates stand on a variety of issues, from term limits for mayors to allowing happy hours at bars.

The Graves Island Light Station near the entrance to Boston Harbor has no plumbing or utility services, and getting to the front door requires a climb on a 40-foot ladder.

For sale: One lighthouse, in need of some repairs

The Graves Island Light Station costs far less than a typical single-family home -- but presents a formidable logistical challenge for anyone looking to buy it.

Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg.

Political analysis

In Mass. Senate leadership fight, no punches thrown

The bloodless victory claimed by Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg heralds the smoothest transition of power since Therese Murray took the presidency.


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// Pentagon a ripe target for cuts

With 20 cents of every tax dollar going to the military, it’s time for a reduction in defense spending to help address the federal budget crisis.


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Jake Peavy will trade in his White Sox uniform for a Red Sox jersey.

Why the Red Sox needed Jake Peavy

With Clay Buchholz’s status uncertain, the Red Sox need Peavy to try and match the outstanding rotation of the Rays in the AL East race.


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