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Suspect dies after being shot by state trooper in Quincy

A state trooper fired his gun in a “violent confrontation” with the driver of a car on Route 28 near the Randolph line, State Police said.

Testimony in Bulger trial focuses on bookmakers

Testifying today are two men who James “Whitey” Bulger and his associates allegedly shook down and forced to pay.

US grapples with how much weaponry to give Syrian rebels

In its response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, the US wants to ensure that weapons given to rebels stays out of the hands of extremists.

Downpours cause flooding along Charles River

The river swelled overnight and reached the patio steps of several Natick homes. It is expected to rise more through Saturday before receding.

Since 2003, the Red Sox have been able to close part of Yawkey Way before home games to use the street as a ticket gate and food court.

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Businessman offers to outbid Red Sox for street license

A restaurateur from Everett says he has offered $3 million for a 10-year contract to sell food and drink along Yawkey Way — roughly double what the Sox have offered.

The Marathon bombings

// FBI director admits to lapse before bombings

Robert S. Mueller said a lack of formal communication may have prevented investigators from alerting Russian authorities that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had returned to Russia.

Bidding for the weed-bordered tandem parking spaces began at $42,000. They were claimed for $560,000.

Back Bay parking spaces sell for $560,000

Real estate agents, business owners, lawyers, and local residents gathered in the rain to bid on the crumbling strip of asphalt barely big enough to fit two cars.

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Summer’s best pop music festivals

From jazz and jam bands to roots rock and world music, here are outdoor festivals where you can take in a world of sounds under the stars across New England.

// Clippers, Doc Rivers show mutual interest

Sources said the Clippers may consider Rivers their No. 1 choice to be their coach, and that Rivers may envision Kevin Garnett going with him.



// Cellucci — independence and courage

Paul Cellucci was an elected official who thought for himself rather than reflexively adopting his party’s positions and who wasn’t afraid to change his mind.


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Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (13 inn.)

Alex Wilson delivered a gutsy performance in relief but ended up the hard-luck loser.

Orioles beat Red Sox in 13 innings

Chris Davis singled off the newly recalled Alex Wilson to drive in the winning run and end the 4-hour and 35-minute game.

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