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Obama to lay out agenda for economic recovery

With battles looming over the budget and the debt ceiling, President Obama is trying to regain the initiative by embarking on a campaign-style tour of the Midwest, officials said.

Three dead after strong earthquake in western China

The earthquake hit near the city of Dingxi in one of the country’s more lightly populated provinces.

Andrew Bailey will have surgery on his shoulder.

Bailey to have shoulder surgery Wednesday

Reliever Andrew Bailey will be out for at least 12 months due to the procedure. Also, Clay Buchholz will be examined by Dr. James Andrews for shoulder and neck soreness.


Woman dies after being struck by Red Line train

Officials are investigating how the 80-year-old got on the tracks at the Kendall/MIT station, but a T spokesman said she did not fall, nor was she pushed.

Kelly Olynyk displayed a variety of skills in summer league, averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Celtics.


Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk has mind for basketball

The first-round pick is always gauging possibilities, searching for answers, and adapting to this ever-changing game.

Grace Hall Hemingway documented in a series of scrapbooks her son Ernest Hemingway’s life from birth until he turned 18. One of the books included this family portrait from February 1906, with Ernest standing at right.

JFK Library releases Hemingway scrapbooks

The museum, which holds nearly all of the author’s manuscripts, is making digital versions of scrapbooks used to detail his youth available online, starting today.

opinion | robert kuttner

Medicare ‘cost-savings’ rules pushing costs onto patients

Medicare applies extreme financial pressure on hospitals to book admissions as outpatients whenever possible, a category that covers only doctor bills.

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The price of a drink

Water usage remains particularly high in some communities west of Boston, where big house lots, big homes, and wealthy residents are abundant.



// Too much transparency

Under the spotlight, politicians harden their positions and become less willing to compromise.


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Elin Hilderbrand writes serious beach books

“Beautiful Day,” Hilderbrand’s 12th novel, is a bestseller in Boston and beyond, but its roots and heart are in Nantucket.