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Kerry says Syria response is key to US credibility

Secretary of State John Kerry urged lawmakers to approve strikes on Syria to preserve the “core to American credibility in foreign policy.”

Egypt’s Morsi to be tried for inciting violence

Egypt’s top prosecutor referred ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial on charges of inciting the killing of protesters while he was in office, according to reports.

Across New England, areas like the Swift River Valley (above, left, in the 1880s and in 2010) in Petersham have seen their forests, once cut down and cleared for farmland, replenished in the 21st century.

New England sees a return of forests, wildlife

A wilderness comeback is underway across New England, one that has happened so incrementally that it’s easy to miss.

Staff failures cited in deaths at Arbour psychiatric centers

Three questionable deaths within 18 months in the Arbour Health System involved staff failures identified by state or federal health regulators.

David Ortiz drove in two runs during the Red Sox’ four-run second inning.

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Red Sox hold on to defeat White Sox

David Ortiz drove in three runs as the Red Sox swept the White Sox at Fenway and won for the fifth time in six games on their current homestand.

Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Things to see at the Toronto International Film festival

With 288 films screening in just 11 days, a festival-goer needs a plan.


Why cursive is hard to read

Recognizing written words takes different skills than recognizing print— and they’re skills we’re letting go


A more perfect union?

A look at a half-dozen books examining unions ahead of Labor Day.

State Senator Dan Wolf holds 23 percent interest in Cape Air.


The Dan Wolf exemption

If Democrats believe the ethics law, as written, is too onerous and keeps too many people like state Senator Wolf from public office, they should change it through the legislative process.



// Organized labor is on the ropes

The economy that gave unions their birth has changed dramatically, and a once-vital movement now seems obsolete.


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Frederic Fradkin.

A snub, then a strike at the BSO

Labor Day is a good opportunity to remember Frederic Fradkin, the protagonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first and only strike.