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Patriots were ‘taken aback’ by murder charge

An executive said the team’s leaders were expecting Aaron Hernandez to be arrested for obstruction of justice in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

// 3d suspect in Hernandez case surrenders to police

The arrest means that all three men, including Aaron Hernandez, who have been implicated in the murder of Odin Lloyd are now in the hands of Mass. law enforcement.

Jonny Gomes (right) knocked in the winning run.

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Gomes helps Red Sox subdue Blue Jays

Jonny Gomes, who hadn’t played in five of the previous six games, grounded a single into the left field, breaking a tie in the seventh inning.

Dr. Granville Coggs during Harvard Medical School's 1953 class reunion held at Gordon Hall in Boston.

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Granville Coggs’ rhythm of life

Sixty years after graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Coggs, a former Tuskegee Airman, is still marching to his own beat.

Zev Hoover’s arresting images evoke a wonderland of imaginary environments.

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Natick teen’s fanciful visions become Internet sensation

Zev Hoover, 14, creates images that reflect a sophisticated and complex relationship with the natural and human-made world.

Circus artist Tobias Wegner uses video, illusion, and a piece of chalk to create a life for himself in “LEO” at Jacob’s Pillow.

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Climbing walls, shifting perspectives at Jacob’s Pillow

Performed by the circus artist Tobias Wegner, “LEO” is a brilliant, funny, and sweet duet for one man and that man’s video-projected doppelgänger.

Agnes Bruckner plays the title character in Lifetime’s “Anna Nicole.’’

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‘Anna Nicole’ looks good but is only skin-deep

The Lifetime movie barely conveys the basic facts of Smith’s life, nevermind any bigger ideas about her private terrors and our cultural demons.



// The tech-tax monster vs. Beacon Hill

A provision in the transportation bill would extend the sales tax to all of the computer services that companies hire third-party vendors to do for them.


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Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett could be shipped to Brooklyn in a new blockbuster deal, league sources said.

Celtics will send Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett to Nets

The Celtics began a full rebuilding process by reaching a deal to send their superstars to Brooklyn for a package that includes 3 first-round draft picks.


Framers of the immigration overhaul bill, including Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, discussed its passage in the Senate on Thursday. All 12 New England senators backed the legislation.

Senate passes immigration overhaul bill

The strong 68-32 vote sent the issue to the House, where the Republican leadership has said that it will not take up the measure and is instead focused on much narrower legislation.

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Liev Schreiber stars as a “fixer” who cleans up the messes made by his Hollywood clients.

‘Ray Donovan’ brings Southie to Lala Land

The fantastic new Showtime drama “Ray Donovan” is that wonder of TV wonders, a low concept series that can’t be easily reduced to a quick sentence.