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Taliban signals willingness to begin peace talks

US and Afghan officials said they would travel to Qatar to meet insurgent negotiators within days.

Flooding a concern as storms roll through

Powerful, fast-moving thunderstorms are pounding much of the region with lightning and heavy rain.

The proposed blockbuster deal that would have sent Doc Rivers (above) and Kevin Garnett to the Clippers is  “dead.”

Clippers-Celtics deal ‘dead,’ Danny Ainge says

The Celtics and Clippers were unable to reach a deal about compensation, but Ainge said the team wants coach Doc Rivers back in Boston.

Chrysler agreed to recall  2.7 million older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs at risk of fire.

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Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

The recall affects 2.7 million older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.

The Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

‘I always tried to be a nice guy,’ ex-hit man says

During cross examination, ex-Bulger associate John Martorano said he should not be considered a serial killer, even though he has murdered 20 people.

Former hit man coolly describes a long parade of murders

John Martorano laid out a grim parade of murders in horrific detail in his testimony in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Deborah Rimmler of Lenox with her first son in 2009. After his birth she battled postpartum depression and, when she recovered, helped set up Postpartum Progress Inc. To raise money for it, June 21 will be the first Climb Out of Darkness.

Q & A

Raising awareness about postpartum depression

Deborah Rimmler, who dealt with postpartum depression (PPD), will hike Mount Greylock to raise money and awareness.

Frame by Frame

// Standing in the shadow of ancient beauty

The Royal Descendent Hetepheres, a limestone statue, possesses the kind of beauty that reminds you of the smallness of your life.

The Bruins delivered a physical message late in the game when Zdeno Chara (33) and Dennis Seidenberg roughed up Bryan Bickell.

On Hockey

Bruins taking fight out of the Blackhawks

Where is the pushback from the Blackhawks? The Bruins have broken their spirit and their backs and now look tough to beat.


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// Big Data’s big deal

In an age of Big Data, we should stop focusing on who is collecting it and why, and instead make good laws to regulate its use.


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Clay Buchholz has not been able to start sine June 8.

DL stint could loom for Clay Buchholz

The Red Sox starter was set to throw Tuesday, but manager John Farrell said if he didn’t perform well a trip to the DL was likely.


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Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the dissent in the “pay for delay” drugs case.

Court says deals on generic drugs can be illegal

Deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors can be illegal and therefore can be challenged in court, the Supreme Court said.