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US trapped Snowden in Russia, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US intimidated other countries against accepting NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Yoenis Cespedes is only in his second major league season.

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Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby

Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.

Patrick calls Zimmerman trial verdict ‘sad’

Governor Deval Patrick said Monday that he felt “disappointment” with the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Jake Weber plays a  double agent and Kate Burton a spymaster in the late 1980s in “Hapgood,” the Tom Stoppard espionage thriller at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.


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It’s spy vs. spy in intricate, absorbing ‘Hapgood’

Jake Weber plays a double agent and Kate Burton a spymaster in “Hapgood,” the Tom Stoppard thriller at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Sea Education Association students monitored a net in the ocean. “Plastic is the major form of debris in the ocean,” said the group’s associate dean, Erik Zettler.


Scientists study ‘plastisphere,’ its role in ocean

A small group of Massachusetts scientists is eyeing a new frontier: the flotilla of tiny pieces of plastic adrift on ocean surf.

The CheckLight measures head  movement and indicates when a jolt warrants medical attention.

Mass. companies team up to prevent head injuries

Reebok and the Cambridge tech company MC10 Inc. have released a device, called CheckLight, that tracks hits to athletes’ heads.


// Big moments in MLB All-Star Game history

Look back on some of the more memorable Midsummer Classics as this year’s MLB All-Stars gather in New York.


opinion | Jennifer Graham

// The deflation of everything

Americans want fully free, and that, not the housing crisis, is what’s continuing to hobble the economy.


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Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox took a 58-39 record into the All-Star break.

Red Sox awards at the break

Dustin Pedroia may not yet be in the running for AL MVP, but he’s been the most important Red Sox player in the first part of the season.

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