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Holder slams stand-your-ground laws

“It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,’’ Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Ex-banker accused of bilking relatives of $2m

The Wilmington woman, who is accused of carrying off a Ponzi-like scheme for nearly 12 years, pleaded not guilty.

Liz Cheney to run for Congress

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter says she will run against Wyoming’s senior US senator in next year’s Republican primary.

// Man shot by Boston officer opened fire first, police say

A man being investigated for selling drugs in South Boston allegedly opened fire on Boston police officers today, prompting police to return fire.

Exclusive Wednesday Preview | dining out

North remixes flavors deliriously

“Maybe once a year, if I’m lucky, I get to eat somewhere that blows my mind. I just got my taste for 2013,” writes critic Devra First.

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North's spicy, bright, crunchy, savory dishes are worth the drive to Providence. Pictured, noodles in green chow mein version 2.0.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Dishes mess with your expectations in delirious fashion. Crab rolls are spirals of egg in a tomato-based sauce topped with crisp potato chips.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

The menu is concise, the food loaded with fresh herbs and chilies, tamarind, and anchovies. Pictured, Sichuan-style rock crabs.

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Bar program manager John Toon Chester’s orange drink with white rum.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Miniature biscuits sandwiched Virginia ham and ginger-scallion mustard.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

The Luongo Square restaurant is a project from cooks James Mark, Tim Shulga, and John Toon Chester, who all met at Johnson & Wales.

‘Glee’ actor Monteith died of overdose, coroner says

‘‘Glee’’ actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday.

Injuries have caused Clay Buchholz (center) to miss pitching in both All-Star Games (2010, ’13) he has been selected to.

On Baseball

When will Clay Buchholz finally be healthy?

At some point the Red Sox ace may have to alter his cautious approach and pitch through discomfort. But that will be up to him.

Carmen Luciano cooled off in the waters of Forest Lake in Methuen on Tuesday.

Region’s power grid operator asks for conservation

As a weeklong heat wave continues for much of the region, New England’s power grid operator asked customers to conserve electricity.


Opinion | Ellen Goodman

// What are Mandela’s end-of-life wishes?

Perhaps there is one final lesson from Nelson Mandela: Let those saddened by the leader’s imminent demise tell each other how they want to die.


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Democrats have fared well under Walsh’s leadership.

State Democratic party chairman to step down

John Walsh will take over leadership of Deval Patrick’s political action committee as Patrick moves into the final stage of his governorship.


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