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Weeklong heat wave in Mass. to end

The air will be less humid by tomorrow, and temperatures will return to seasonal averages through Thursday.

President Hamid Karzai approved the second of two election laws on Saturday.

Karzai sets stage for presidential vote

Afghan President Hamid Karzai approved an election law that outlines how the April 5 vote would be held, according to a statement from the presidential palace.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox run out of chances against Yankees

While the Red Sox found ways to squander the few opportunities for runs that came their way, the Yankees cashed in.

// Rallies held in support of Trayvon Martin

People gathered nationwide to press for federal civil rights charges and changes in self-defense laws one week after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the teen’s death.

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What happened at Fruitvale Station

The film, written and directed by 26-year-old first-timer Ryan Coogler, takes place on the final day of Oscar Grant III’s life.

A poster of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi held by supporters in Cairo.

ideas | The Internationalist

What will give Egypt’s ruler ‘legitimacy’?

A pivotal question leaps from political science departments to the street.

Taylor Schilling (left) plays a younger Piper Kerman, imprisoned for a drug offense.


Writer, actress team for prison series ‘Orange’

Taylor Schilling plays writer Piper Kerman’s younger self on Netflix’s new original series “Orange Is the New Black,” based on Kerman’s 2010 memoir.


opinion | Julio Ricardo Varela

// Free Puerto Rico from political limbo

The island is one of the world’s last colonies, the stark reminder of an outdated policy that no longer applies to modern realities.


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Locke, Pirates have the talent for lofty dreams

North Conway, N.H., native Jeff Locke has come out of nowhere to become an All-Star lefthander and is part of what’s right for the Pirates in 2013.


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Brian Buzby, who recently converted to Islam, experienced headaches on his first day of Ramadan from caffeine withdrawal and mild dehydration.

Support for Muslim converts during Ramadan

Islam’s holiest time of the year is a period of fasting, self-improvement, and intensive prayer, but converts can also find it to be lonesome and bewildering.


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Ryan Reynolds (left) and Jeff Bridges are two cops dispatched by the otherwordly “Rest In Peace Department” to protect the living from undead creatures.

R.I.P.D. is D.O.A.

The undead-cops yarn “R.I.P.D.” seems like a low-profile comic with a clever name and the good fortune to grab the attention of Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds.


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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.