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Lawyer visits Hernandez’s house

Prominent Boston criminal defense lawyer James L. Sultan spent about 30 minutes in the home of Aaron Hernandez today.

Dave Brown cast his ballot for in Charlestown early Tuesday.

US Senate Special Election

Voters head to the polls amid low turnout

As of 3 p.m., 48,868 voters had cast ballots in Boston, election officials said — a significant drop from 2010.

Interns from the NAACP held signs as civil rights experts spoke to reporters after the US Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Supreme Court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

A deeply divided Supreme Court halted enforcement of the federal government’s most potent tool to stop voter discrimination.

O’Malley bans priest from Dedham speech

Cardinal Sean O’Malley won’t allow an Austrian priest who advocates for optional celibacy and women’s ordination to speak at a Catholic parish.

Writer Amy Brill, author of “The Movement of Stars,” surveys a room of the Mitchell House complex on Nantucket that includes Maria Mitchell’s telescope.


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A star storyteller tells of Nantucket astronomer

Writer Amy Brill’s new novel shines a light on Nantucket’s trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell.

Celtics officially announce Doc Rivers’s departure

The Clippers confirmed the announcement, and said Rivers will be coach and senior vice president of basketball operations for the organization.

// Quincy’s $1.6 billion renovation of downtown begins

The project that officially began Monday features towering structures that are seldom seen in communities outside Boston.

Red Sox third baseman will Middlebrooks is hitting .192 this season.

Red Sox option Will Middlebrooks to Pawtucket

Middlebrooks was hitting .192 this season and lost his position to Jose Iglesias after going on the disabled list in May.

On Hockey

// Complacency sent Bruins home for summer

The Bruins found themselves comfortable in Game 6, then promptly fashioned comfort into calamity.



// A Senate campaign that never caught fire

Edward Markey never wanted the race to heat up, and Gabriel Gomez didn’t seem to be able to light the match.


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Serena Williams cruised past Mandy Minella  on Tuesday.

Serena Williams sails in Wimbledon opener

Williams began her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella, while Novak Djokovic also won easily.