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At least 38 killed near pro-Morsi rally in Egypt

Fireworks are set off near police and anti-Mohammed Morsi protesters by supporters of the deposed Egyptian president during clashes east of Cairo.

Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Overnight clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi left at least 38 dead.

President Barack Obama stood for the National Anthem during a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the Korean War.

Obama marks 60th anniversary of Korean war truce

President Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during practice Friday.

Belichick says Day 2 goal is to keep building process going

The Patriots will spend one more day in shorts and light gear before putting full pads on Sunday.

Pope Francis kissed a child in San Joaquin square in Rio de Janeiro, where he visited for this week’s World Youth Day.


Pope Francis proves to be a pontiff of surprises

Since his March election, Francis has insisted on an informal, populist approach to the papacy, with a special concern for the poor and downtrodden.

Rebecca Lynn Crovello, 20, of Somerville, explaining why she joined a Facebook page seeking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s release: “The pieces of the puzzle just don’t match up.’’

Conspiracy theories, innocence claims find audience

Three months after the Boston Marathon bombing, skeptics and conspiracy theorists from around the world have coalesced on social media and elsewhere.

// 2012 case linked to ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death

Police failed to follow up on the assault of a woman last September and the suspect, Edwin Alemany, is now under scrutiny in the fatal stabbing of Amy Lord.

Kevin Cullen

G-man’s testimony helps dispel myths of ‘Whitey’

Whitey Bulger’s defiance during his arrest in Santa Monica wasn’t some invitation to suicide-by-cop. He just didn’t want to stain his white Chinos.


opinion | Peter Ubertaccio

// The state’s lost clout in Washington

No member of the Bay State’s congressional delegation holds a leadership position in either the Senate or the House.


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Choosing between Boston and ‘the one’

A reader is torn between returning to the city and getting married to a woman who is “the one.”