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Daniel Nava, the long shot

“I always believed if I gave it everything I’ve got and it wasn’t meant to be, I’d have no regrets,” says the 30-year-old outfielder.

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Nava was considered too short, too skinny, too mediocre. When the Red Sox signed him for $1, they figured they had nothing to lose and maybe he’d surprise them. Did he ever.

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

Tea Party takes aim at GOP

Activists perceive some members of the Republican Party as weak in their commitment to kill the national health care overhaul.

Perseid meteor shower to offer celestial light show

The annual phenomenon, which occurs when the Earth passes through a trail of dust left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet, will peak Sunday and Monday.

Backyard Farms’ greenhouses for growing hydroponic tomatoes cover 42 acres in Madison, Maine.

Shirley Leung

A heavy loss in Fidelity’s pursuit of the perfect tomato

Fidelity magnate Ned Johnson and investors learned it’s not just the stock market that’s unpredictable.

Fla. bid to lure Mass. businesses angers officials

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s letter to state business leaders extolling Florida’s low tax rates prompted a harsh response from a Patrick administration official.

Alleged Bulger victims spar over $822,000

On the fourth day of jury deliberations, an argument has broken out over what to do with cash found in James “Whitey” Bulger’s California apartment.

Police superiors to look at Alemany oversight

Superiors of a detective who did not fully investigate a previous assault involving Edwin Alemany, charged with killing Amy Lord, may be disciplined.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/09/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Hkg8758709.jpg US, Russia diplomatic chiefs to meet

The crisis in Syria, arms control, and missile defense headline what are expected to be chilly talks today.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/joanWickersham_150px-1788.png The haze of history

In addition to the big stories, there are thousands of smaller stories that are not widely famous but not entirely forgotten — like the story of Donora, Pa.


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“He’s the luckiest goose in the world,” said veterinarian Greg Mertz, who removed an arrow from the bird’s head.

Canada goose survives arrow shot to head

A Canada goose is expected to fully recover after two boys shot the bird through the head with an arrow on July 28 near Plymouth, officials said.

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Shoppers walked outside the Little Egg Harbor, N.J., grocery store that sold one of the three winning Powerball tickets for Wednesday’s drawing.

N.J. workers have ticket for Powerball jackpot, report says

Sixteen workers from a county garage in a New Jersey coastal community hit hard by the storm Sandy have one of the three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball jackpot, officials in Ocean County said.


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Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s biopic.

‘Lovelace’ practices moral sex

Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman may have had the best of intentions, but in the end they’re exploiting Linda Lovelace, too.