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Israel to release prisoners in step toward peace talks

Israel agreed to release 104 long-term Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks, clearing a hurdle toward resuming Mideast peace negotiations.

Search continues for man who fell overboard on harbor cruise

Searchers looked for a 41-year-old man who fell overboard from the Provincetown II ferry in Boston Harbor Saturday night, officials said.

// Millions attend Mass as pope finishes Brazil trip

As many as three million people attended a Mass on Copacabana beach in Rio as Pope Francis wrapped up a historic trip to his home continent.

Brick barricades erected along Nasr City's main street in eastern Cairo are seen on Sunday.

Morsi supporters in Egypt remain defiant

Deadly clashes broke out during funerals of supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood urged his followers to stand fast.

David Ortiz hit a two-run home run in the third inning, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury.

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Ortiz, Lester carry Red Sox past Orioles

David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings as the Red Sox took two of three in Baltimore.

Left: Inside and outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Right: Inside and outside the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.


In sports Halls of Fame, who gets in and how?

With the games fighting controversy and in a constant state of change, the Halls of Fame face a challenge deciding who should be immortalized.

Hospitals size up the lessons of Marathon attacks

In particular, the bombings brought forward a problem that has vexed trauma hospitals for years: the identification of victims.

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// Geographic advantages in Boston mayoral race

Many of the 12 candidates competing to be Boston’s next mayor have strong connections to specific neighborhoods in the city. An interactive graphic looks at the candidates, donations, and voters.



// Ought to be a law? Don’t be so sure

The belief that whenever there is a problem more government must be the cure flies in the face of experience.


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Patriots training camp

Cornerback Marquice Cole hit wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins during a full-contact drill.

Intensity rises as Patriots go to full pads

Offensive and defensive linemen went through 1-on-1 drills, cornerbacks were able to jam receivers, and running backs finally slammed into defenders in Foxborough.

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Syrian regime troops captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque in Homs on Saturday, expelling rebels who had held the 13th-century landmark for more than a year.

Syrian rebels get Western recruits

A rising number of radicalized young Muslims with Western passports are traveling to fight with the rebels against the government of Bashar Assad.


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Opinion | Laurence Kotlikoff

As Ben Bernanke  comes to the end of his term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, his second in command at the central bank, Janet Yellen (above), is considered by many to be a likely successor.

Janet Yellen has what it takes to lead the Fed

The current vice chairman of the Fed is a person of deep integrity who knows exactly whom she’s working for — the American people.