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Court to hear abortion clinic buffer zone case

The Massachusetts law created a 35-foot fixed buffer zone that keeps protesters a set distance from abortion clinics.

High court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

The Supreme Court’s 7-1 decision leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions.

Massachusetts State Police searched near Aaron Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

Police search stream near Hernandez home

State Police today searched a stream near the home of Aaron Hernandez as the investigation into a recent murder linked to the Patriots tight end continued.

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar’s 5,000 square feet of solar panels stretch 75 feet across and 115 feet stem to stern when fully deployed.

Anthony Collins Photography for the Globe

World’s largest solar boat on an Atlantic expedition

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar visited New York last week before arriving in Boston for a brief stay to show off its unusual engineering and design.

Secretary of State John Kerry listened to a question during a joint press conference with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday.

‘Deeply troubling’ if Snowden was allowed to flee, Kerry says

Edward Snowden fled from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday after the US moved to extradite him to face espionage charges.

J.W. Carney Jr., one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyers, left the court on Friday.

‘Whitey’ Bulger defense seeks to lift gag order

Attorneys for James “Whitey” Bulger want to talk to the press so they can properly defend him on charges of participating in 19 murder charges.

on basketball

// Rivers didn’t want to rebuild the Celtics

The lure of going to the Clippers, competing with a downtrodden Lakers franchise and coaching Chris Paul in his prime was too irresistible.



// Trusting in peace over war is effective diplomacy

American foreign policy too often relies on worst-case thinking.


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On Baseball

Reliever Andrew Miller didn’t help his cause by hitting  Jhonny Peralta in the seventh inning with the bases loaded.

For Red Sox to contend, pitching must improve

The loss of Clay Buchholz, the ineffectiveness of Jon Lester, and the search for a closer has put a strain on the rest of the staff.