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Obama tries again to put economy on center stage

President Obama is restarting an effort this week to focus attention on the US economy, a strategy aimed at giving him credit for the improving job market.

More than 500 escape Abu Ghraib

Inmates and Al Qaeda militants broke out of the prison in Iraq after insurgents fired mortar shells and detonated suicide and car bombs.

Pope Francis  is welcomed by the President of Brasil Dilm Rousseff ) in Rio De Janeiro. The pope visits Brazil to take part in the week-long World Youth Day festival that will take place from July 22 to 28.

Frenzied crowds greet Pope Francis in Brazil

Francis returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff; ectastic fans and anti-government protesters met him in Rio de Janeiro.

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli takes off his helmet while heading to the dugout after flying out to Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Matt Joyce to end the seventh inning.

Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0

Rays’ Matt Moore two-hits Red Sox

The Rays have won six straight. They now sit only a half-game behind the Red Sox with three games left in the series.

In a family photo of the Walshes before they discovered the siblings shared a potentially fatal gene, are (from left) Steve Walsh, his sister Beth Lambert, brother Mike, sister Kathy Flores, brother Dave, and their mother, Mary Walsh.

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Cutting out risk

When these siblings tested positive for a lethal cancer gene, they opted to have their stomachs removed.

Berwick, who holds three degrees from Harvard and who spent almost a year and a half running the country’s massive Medicaid and Medicare programs, launched his campaign in June.

Gubernatorial hopeful Berwick stakes out progressive ground

“We should use the tax system to help people of greater means contribute more to the well being of the Commonwealth,” said Donald M. Berwick.

Photographers gathered in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Prince William’s wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy, born this afternoon at 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

The view from window table at Ocean House in Dennis Port might roil a diner’s emotions.

5 spots for a romantic dinner on the Cape

At these spots on Cape Cod, the right table can set the mood for an evening before the first course even arrives.


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// Needed: Latinas to help change lives

There’s a particular lack of Big Sisters of color, and just 5 percent of the approximately 2,400 Boston-area volunteers are Latina.


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Buchholz threw from 100 feet on Sunday with some intensity and will throw again on Wednesday once he returns to Boston.

Doctor clears Clay Buchholz to pitch

Dr. James Andrews said Buchholz has only inflammation in his shoulder and can pitch without fear of further injury, but he may not start until mid-August.