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DNA links DeSalvo to 1964 ‘Boston Strangler’ slaying

A definitive DNA match has been made from the remains of Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, to crime scene evidence.

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Flemmi back on the stand

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi is expected to testify that he and Bulger were informants who committed crimes together, including murder.

// Alfonzo Dennard won’t be cut by Patriots

An NFL source said the team plans on keeping the defender. But the Patriots are expecting the NFL to suspend him after an arrest on a DUI charge last week.

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What happened at Deerfield

For the first time, the student at the center of the Deerfield Academy sexual abuse scandal reveals his identity — and explains what really happened.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with a red dot from a sniper’s laser sight trained on his head, surrended to authorities on April 19.

Angry State Police sergeant releases Tsarnaev photos

Incensed by the Rolling Stone cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a tactical photographer released the images to Boston Magazine without permission.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Market Basket CEO gets reprieve

Arthur T. Demoulas remained the chain’s president after the board adjourned without acting on a motion for his removal. The board meets again on Aug. 22.

Paul Pierce smiled as he spoke to reporters Thursday in Brooklyn.

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For Paul Pierce, Celtics exit was difficult

Leaving the only NBA home he’d ever known was not something Pierce wanted to do, but something he knew was best for all involved.



// Optimism for Senate, but not for House

Senators on both sides acknowledged some fault in the polarization, but the House remains gridlocked.


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Members of the honor guard of the 54th Massachusetts participated in a ceremony Thursday marking the 150th anniversary of the first black Union regiment’s fateful attack on Fort Wagner in South Carolina.

Valor of black regiment is honored

One hundred and fifty years after the first African-American army unit stormed a Confederate fort, descendants and state officials commemorated their heroism.

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A Russian court on Friday unexpectedly freed protest leader Alexei Navalny pending his appeal against a five-year sentence on embezzlement charges, after his jailing prompted thousands to take to the streets in protest.

Russian opposition leader released

After protests throughout Moscow, a Russian court released Alexei Navalny, a harsh critic of president Putin, less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement.


It’s not clear if Charles D. Baker (left) or Scott Brown will seek the governorship next year.

Top Mass. GOP figures plot 2014 strategy

Some Mass. Republicans met last week to discuss the party’s 2014 prospects, but decisions can’t be made until Charles Baker and Scott Brown finalize their political intentions.


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Workers from Iceculture, a Canadian ice-sculpting company, trimmed 300-pound blocks of ice for Frost Ice Bar in Faneuil Hall.

The Frost Ice Bar is coming to Faneuil Hall

New England’s first ice bar is set to hit Boston in mid-August. It will be constructed almost entirely of ice — walls, bar stools, even cocktail glasses.


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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren in “The Conjuring.”

‘The Conjuring’ looks back to the Amityville era

Gorehounds will gnash their teeth in disappointment at “The Conjuring,” a trim haunted-house spook show from the director of the original “Saw.”


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‘Museum Hours’ hears secret harmonies

Writer-director Jem Cohen’s film follows two main characters, and connections on both sides of the velvet ropes at Vienna’s Kunsthistoriches Museum.