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South Boston woman kidnapped, killed

The woman was forced to withdraw money from ATMs and was then stabbed to death, her body dumped in Hyde Park, officials said.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Flemmi takes dig at Bulger’s alleged role as informant

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi said he didn’t like being called a “rat,” and “I don’t think Mr. Bulger likes it, either,” prompting Bulger to look at Flemmi.

Snowden to stay in Russian airport for now, lawyer says

A lawyer advising NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his asylum status has not been resolved and that he will continue to stay in a transit zone.

Indian principal arrested after 23 students die

The woman had fled as soon as the children began falling ill after eating contaminated lunches.

 Ryan Braun did not contest the evidence in this case and the Players’ Association was not summoned for a customary appeal.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Ryan Braun deserved harsher penalty

In the pantheon of sports dirtbags, Ryan Braun goes down as one of the worst. He forever will be a baseball pariah.

Shirley Leung

Businesses watching mayoral race from sidelines

Many Boston businesses don’t want to back a losing candidate and find themselves on the wrong side of a new mayor.

// 2012 case bores in on Hernandez

Prosecutors have begun making the case to a grand jury that Aaron Hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men last July.

Teri Murphy (left) and Roberta Case of Quincy watched as Brendan O’Connell created his art at the Quincy Walmart.

Artist finds inspiration in Walmart’s aisles

Brendan O’Connell paints scenes of ordinary life shown through shoppers at box stores or even through the products themselves.


derrick z. jackson

// Soul searching on race? Hardly

The United States won’t have a real and comprehensive national conversation on race until white America takes the lead in that discussion.


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Dustin Pedroia plays the game hard, 100 miles per hour. Can he continue to do that into his mid-to-late 30s?

Why the Red Sox rewarded Dustin Pedroia

The Sox consider Pedroia their Derek Jeter, and they are giving him a somewhat risky 7-year extension so he will be the face of the franchise.