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State Department orders most of its staff out of Lahore

Nonemergency government personnel were told to leave the US Consulate because of a threat specific to the mission in the Pakistani city, an official said.

Tea Party activists, rallying at the US Capitol earlier this summer, have resurrected a strategy of using town hall forums to display their anger.

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Tea Party confronts GOP over health care law

Activists are demanding that Republican lawmakers threaten to shut down the government as a way to stop funding for the plan.

Daniel Nava bobbled a ground ball hit by Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning.

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Chen’s tosses silence Red Sox

The Red Sox hit the ball as softly as Kansas City’s Bruce Chen threw it, resulting in a missed opportunity to add to their lead in the American League East.

Senator Edward Markey (right) raised his hand during a ceremonial swearing-in today as Mayor Thomas Menino administered the oath of office.

Edward Markey vows to battle sequester

During his ceremonial swearing-in at Faneuil Hall, Senator Markey said one of his first fights will be trying to undo the automatic federal spending cuts.

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What is touted as the world’s largest touring big top is next to the Assembly Row development.

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“Odysseo,” from the Montreal production company Cavalia, is a spectacle that blends equestrian arts and acrobatics.

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Technical director James Richardson juggles a myriad of tasks, from overseeing the air-conditioned stables to supervising 80 to 100 employees.

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With its mix of 63 horses and 47 human performers, plus a projection backdrop three times the size of an IMAX screen, it defies categorization.


Normand Latourelle (with Gorrion) is creator and artistic director of “Odysseo.”

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Elise Verdoncq (on Omerio) performs haute ecole dressage, a classical form of riding.

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Equestrian spectacle ‘Odysseo’ offers wild ride in Somerville

Horses, humans, and technology work together to create captivating images in the $35 million show.

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot by a Boston FBI agent in May.

Fla. to review FBI shooting of Tsarnaev friend

The top prosecutor in Orlando will review what led to Ibragim Todashev’s death during questioning by the FBI and other agents over his ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

// Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friends indicted

Two former UMass Dartmouth students accused of obstructing justice in the Marathon bombing investigation will be arraigned Tuesday.


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// The concierge doctor is in

Health care from “retainer” doctors may not be for everyone, but it’s a trend that might catch on.


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Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a new sensibility.

Fall decor forecast: eclectic, with personality

Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree.