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Obama defends FBI amid review of intelligence

President Obama said an investigation will aim to determine if the US can do a better job of preventing future terrorist attacks by self-radicalized individuals.

Race for the Senate

// Voters trickle to polls as turnout expected to be low

Poll workers in one town said that turnout was more reminiscent of a recent local election when many of the candidates ran unopposed.


Poorly attended election is better than no election at all

The solution to bad elections isn’t no elections. It’s better elections, with early voting, balloting held over several days, and simple access to absentee ballots.

S. Boston precinct gets ballots without state Senate race

Officials downplayed a mishap in which some precincts were provided with a ballot that did not show the primary for a state Senate seat.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jarrod Clowery talked to the media with Brigham and Women's Hospital trauma and burn surgeon Dr. Robert Riviello (left) on Tuesday.

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Marathon victim describes moments before 2d blast

Jarrod Clowery, a 35-year-old carpenter whose legs and hands were injured, said he was jumping over a guard rail onto the street when the bomb hit.

Kevin Cullen

// Enough about the Tsarnaev brothers

Columnist Kevin Cullen wants the names of the suspected Marathon bombers to vanish from his memory bank, and focus on the names that really matter.

Margaret Drew  signed paperwork for mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo in front of the Village Market grocery store in Roslindale Village.

Boston mayoral candidates seek nomination signatures

Tuesday marked the first opportunity for candidates to collect signatures for mayoral and City Council races.

Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald talked with reporters Monday outside of an Allston  house where a deadly fire hit  over the weekend.

After deadly Allston fire, landlord cited for illegal lodging

The owner of the building where a BU student died over the weekend was cited for allegedly allowing 19 people live in a two-family home.


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ART production of ‘Pippin’ gets 10 Tony Award nominations

The American Repertory Theater’s circus-themed production was nominated for best revival of a musical, one of an impressive 10 nominations.