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Jetliner tried to abort landing, NTSB says

The cockpit voice recorder showed the jetliner tried to come around for another landing attempt before it crashed in San Francisco, killing two people, an official said.

Teresa Heinz Kerry taken to Nantucket hospital

The wife of US Secretary of State John F. Kerry was stricken with an unspecified medical condition, according to a person close to the family.

Temperatures again rise over 90 degrees in Boston

Sunday is the fifth day of a heat wave in eastern Mass., but temperatures should moderate during the coming week.

Firefighters surveyed the damage at a two-building fire on Mansfield Steet in Allston.

One person treated in five-alarm fire in Allston

The fire struck two wood-frame homes on Mansfield Street this morning, and one of 19 residents was treated for smoke inhalation, officials said.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gathered outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.

Thousands again take to the streets in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents held large rallies, while the country’s new leadership tried to reach a compromise with conservatives in forming a government.

Violinist Joshua Bell performs with the BSO under the direction of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos on Friday at Tanglewood.

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Music Review

At Tanglewood, Tchaikovsky and Mahler in a veteran’s hands

With Joshua Bell as guest violinist and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos as guest conductor, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s performances in the Berkshires was stellar.

Andy Murray is the first British man to win the Wimbledon title in 77 years.

Murray earns Wimbledon title, first British man in 77 years

Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets after losing last year’s men’s final.

Brad Stevens was introduced as the Celtics head coach on Friday.

Former Butler star Gordon Hayward supports new Celtics coach

Hayward, now a player for the Utah Jazz, said Brad Stevens will be successful in the NBA because of his preparedness.

The Breakers call rebuilt Dilboy Stadium in Somerville home.

Women’s professional soccer tries again with NWSL

This time the support is coming from US Soccer, which has provided the structure for the eight-team National Women’s Soccer League.



// What is Islam?

Like all religions, Islam changes, and like all scripture, the meaning of the Koran’s text depends on its expounders.


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David Ortiz (left) and Dustin Pedroia exchanged fist bumps after Pedroia tied a June game with the Texas Rangers.

Red Sox land three on All-Star team

David Ortiz is going back to the All-Star Game and this time he’s bringing teammates Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz.


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The scene of a bicycle accident in Back Bay that resulted in a broken leg for Anthony Beckwith.

Bumpy ride? Give cyclists a warning

Anthony Beckwith, a cyclist who injured himself on a rut in the street, is pushing the city to acknowledge such fissures and prevent future accidents.

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