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Israel, Palestine to resume peace talks on Monday

The meeting in Washington will be the first time both sides have held direct talks since 2010, the State Department said today.

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

red sox 5, orioles 0

Red Sox back in first place for AL East

Tonight’s win, coupled with the Rays’ loss in New York, means the Red Sox have reclaimed their lead in the division.

Search called off for man who fell overboard on harbor cruise

Authorities do not have plans to resume the search for the 41-year-old who fell from the Provincetown II ferry on Saturday night, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

Bus crash in Italy kills at least 37

The bus slammed into cars before plunging off the road and falling dozens of feet into a ravine, authorities said.

Throngs of photographers greeted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new baby in London Tuesday.

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opinion | TOM KEANE

Confined by destiny

As the rest of the world increasingly grants its citizens the right to be whatever they want, royals like George Alexander Louis have no choice.

Jim Rash will host “The Writers’ Room,” a new series in which he interviews TV writers.

buzzsaw | matthew gilbert

On TV, it’s a writer’s world

Scripted television has become a haven for creatively ambitious writers who want to do more than assemble the pieces.

Jon Lester and David Ortiz.

magazine | First Person

Sox pitcher Jon Lester plays a different kind of game

The ballplayer and cancer survivor hosts a “Hollywood Squares”-type event Monday night to raise money for pediatric cancer research.


//[1]--90x90.jpg The young Wellesley professor who invented contemporary art

How one seminar in the Boston suburbs helped transform American culture.



// 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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Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager resigns

The former Congressman vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor despite the loss of Danny Kedem after Weiner’s latest sexting scandal.


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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.