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Jury selected in James ‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

The jurors were sworn in by US District Judge Denise J. Casper, who instructed them to “keep an open mind” about the verdict.

SJC partially overturns landmark tobacco award

The state’s highest court upheld $35 million in compensatory damages related to a woman’s death from lung cancer, but struck down an $81 million award of punitive damages.

Edward Snowden worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency.

Government contractor says it has fired Edward Snowden

Booz Allen Hamilton says it’s fired the employee who leaked details of a secret government surveillance program.

NStar chief’s holdings exceed $80m

The merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar has been good for shareholders, and for the NStar chief who engineered the deal.

Publicist Kate Conti’s firm has promoted meditation’s benefits but she finds she cannot focus on it.


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The stress of not meditating

Extolling the benefits of meditation has become big business, but trying to mindfully clear one’s head can be exasperating.

Some school districts already offer computer science courses, but few students are taking them.

Tech firms call for mandatory computer classes

Executives from Google, Microsoft, and other leading firms want to require all Massachusetts public schools to teach computer science.

Tim Tebow and the Broncos lost, 41-23, to the visiting Patriots on Dec. 18, 2011, but he was all smiles when he met Tom Brady afterward.

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Patriots can still make a QB out of Tim Tebow

Signing Tebow was about getting him out of the spotlight and seeing if Josh McDaniels can develop him into a No. 2 quarterback.

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It’s Beantown vs. Hawkeytown

There are some endearing similarities and some remarkable differences when it comes to the two cities in the Stanley Cup Final.



// Edward Snowden is an American hero

We owe the 29-year-old analyst who unveiled the existence of a NSA surveillance program our gratitude — and perhaps even our democracy.


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The Red Sox have won three straight and seven of their last nine.

Red Sox slip past Rays in 14th inning

The Red Sox’ late victory saved themselves from what would have been the worst loss of the season after twice blowing leads to the Rays.


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The Hendrix family left a quiet Nauset Beach Monday. The beach was closed due to a shark sighting

Shark sighting a tourist draw on Cape

After a lifeguard at Nauset Beach in Orleans spotted a dorsal fin offshore, sharks seem to be on the minds of locals and tourists alike.


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Quadron, ‘Avalanche’

On Quadron’s slinky sophomore release, the electronic soul band toes the fine line between club cuts and after-hours ballads.