One Fund to distribute nearly $61m to victims

The money will be given to 232 individuals and families starting Sunday, marking the end of a crash campaign to help Marathon bombing victims.

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President Obama took questions during a Young African Leaders meeting at the Soweto University of Johannesburg.

Obama meets privately with Mandela family

President Obama met with Nelson Mandela’s two daughters and several grandchildren for about a half hour, but did not visit the ailing anti-apartheid icon.

Dan Kail, 67, of Pittsburgh, walked through the sand dunes in Death Valley, Calif. on Friday.

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Heat wave smothers Western US

Temperatures in parts of California, Arizona, and other Western states are expected to soar in a potentially historic heat wave.

The “Fiddle Oak” pictures have brought Zev Hoover national media attention.


Teen’s images of ‘little folk’ make it big online

Zev Hoover, 14, creates fanciful images of miniature people, and his work has caught fire across the Internet.

Odin Lloyd, 27, was found shot to death near Aaron Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.

Mourners gather for Odin Lloyd’s funeral

Dozens of relatives, friends, and well-wishers attended the funeral for the man whose death was allegedly orchestrated by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

// All 3 accused in killing in custody

Police say Carlos Ortiz, Ernest Wallace, and Aaron Hernandez all played a role in the slaying of Dorchester’s Odin Lloyd.

Many around the league believe Rajon Rondo and the Celtics won’t be nearly as bad as some might believe.

Celtics might not be that bad next season

The talent of point guard Rajon Rondo and a weak Eastern Conference may prevent a complete collapse of the Celtics.

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.


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// US is a segregated joint on marijuana

In a report on marijuana possession arrest rates, the ACLU found that blacks were nearly four times more likely to be arrested than whites.

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