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Mass. lawmakers criticize sweeping surveillance

News that the government has collected millions of phone records and scoured the Internet for user data has reignited debate about whether the White House is violating civil liberties.

David Ortiz slapped his gloves together in the third inning.

Red Sox 6, Rangers 3

Ortiz blasts walkoff, three-run home run

David Ortiz belted the first pitch he saw into the Texas bullpen, and the Red Sox came away with a victory.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (left) and Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez visited the bombing memorial on Boylston Street.

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Giuliani praises Gomez as trustworthy on national security

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined GOP Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez for a walking tour of Boylston Street and visited the bombing memorial.

From left: Nick Robinson, Moises Arias, and Gabriel Basso in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed “The Kings of Summer.”

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Teenagers off the suburban grid in ‘Kings’

“The Kings of Summer” is a stylish and very funny teenage coming-of-age story graced with surreal fringes and a mysteriously hushed core.

From left: Felicity Price, Anthony Starr, Teresa Palmer, and Joel Edgerton  in “Wish You Were Here.”

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When exotic vacations go wrong in ‘Wish You Were Here’

The fragmented mystery offers some tips on how to stay safe abroad — that is, if you can extract them from the flashback-addled, nerve-racking narrative.

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are 40-somethings with twins — and still many questions about love and life — in “Before Midnight.”

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Study of a couple stresses maturity in ‘Midnight’

In giving “Before Midnight” four stars, Ty Burr explains that the three-film series “is the kind of time-lapse study of human nature that’s possible only in the movies.”

John Biggers’s “Shotgun, Third Ward #1,” a 1966 tempera and oil, is among the works that have come to Salem from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Modern African-American art gets the spotlight

“In Conversation” comes to the Peabody Essex Museum as interest in African-American art is — belatedly — bubbling to the surface in New England.


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This NOAA satellite image made Thursday morning shows Tropical Storm Andrea over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Remnants of the storm are expected to hit New England on Friday.

Mass. to get drenched Friday, Saturday

Southern New England can expect to see 1.5 to 3 inches of rain, though locally heavy tropical downpours could bring 4 inches of rain, forecasters said.


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Edward J. Markey.

Markey to benefit from national Democrats’ spending

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will shell out about $750,000 for Edward J. Markey, and a super PAC would spend “at least $500,000,” according to reports.


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A Lucky Star bus at South Station.

Lucky Star bus service halted

The service, which runs between Boston and New York, has been shut down by the government only months after the Fung Wah bus service was halted.


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One of Alex and Ani’s Red Sox braclets.

The bling of summer

Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes Alex and Ani’s sale on in its Major League Baseball collection.

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.