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Lawyers seek retrial in 1980 slaying of Braintree man

Lawyers for a man who has spent 32 years in prison on a murder conviction say they have evidence that he was wrongfully convicted and that James “Whitey” Bulger helped frame him.

House Speaker John Boehner spoke after the White House meeting.

Shutdown goes on despite White House meeting

Democratic and Republican leaders met to discuss the government shutdown and debt ceiling but came to no agreements.

Candidates discuss issues at minority officers forum

John Connolly and Martin Walsh spoke about public safety, police diversity, and inequity of city services in minority neighborhoods at the event in Dorchester.

Bill to increase pharmacy oversight in Mass. passes House

Patients would be able to go online to check the safety record of state compounding pharmacies and the businesses would be subject to surprise inspections under the legislation.

Red Sox fans confident ahead of postseason

Steve Silva has today's report from Fenway Park where fans were invited to attend the Red Sox simulated intra-squad game.

Red Sox make it official: Jon Lester will start Game 1

John Farrell said Jon Lester will pitch on Friday, followed by John Lackey and Clay Buchholz in the second and third games.

Sandra Bullock as Ryan Stone in “Gravity.”

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Strap in for the astonishing ride that is ‘Gravity’

Director Alfonso Cuarón’s movie is a visually painstaking state-of-the-art production that advances what the cinema can show us.

Concord-Carlisle kicker Abigail Ojemann.

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Abigail Ojemann earning her points as kicker at Concord-Carlisle

Ojemann is the first female football player in Concord-Carlisle school history, and was the goalie on the girls’ soccer team last year.


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// The ACA’s crucial prevention component

The Affordable Care Act’s funding for public health and prevention is a necessary part of a wide-ranging health effort.