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Venezuela’s opposition meets with top brass

An aide for opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles says Capriles is meeting with members of the military high command.

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

North Korea rejects South’s offer as ‘crafty trick’

South Korea made another offer of dialogue and Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a message of diplomacy, but it appeared unlikely the North would back down.

Clay Buchholz gave up two hits over eight innings in the Red Sox’ 5-0 win.

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Buchholz pitches a gem at Fenway

Clay Buchholz pitched no-hit ball through seven innings and finished with a two-hitter through eight.

Runners moved along the marathon course in Hopkinton.

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Marathon 101: Advice for first-time runners

So, you’re running the Boston Marathon for the first time. Two veterans of the course offer some keys to a successful race.

Shalane Flanagan is capable of becoming the first American woman to win Boston since 1985.

Shalane Flanagan carries local pride into Boston Marathon debut

Marblehead’s Flanagan could become the first American woman to win Boston since 1985.


How running the Marathon affects the body

Explore how running 26.2 miles puts a grueling amount of stress on a runner’s body.


Boston Marathon course

Here’s a look at the 26 miles and 385 yards participants will run for this year’s marathon.


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Juli Windsor, 27, has been a runner since joining her middle school cross-country team in a suburb of Atlanta.

Dwarfs outrunning expectations in Boston Marathon

Juli Windsor and John Young have known casual cruelty, but the first dwarfs in Boston Marathon field know nothing of giving up.

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Steven Keller and Nancy Levandowski, longtime “passionate” Denny’s fans, were married this month in Las Vegas at a flagship Denny’s restaurant with a wedding chapel.

Denny’s opens Las Vegas wedding chapel

Those seeking a unique setting in which to exchange vows need look no further than Denny’s, which has opened a flagship restaurant with a wedding chapel in Las Vegas.