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IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

The disclosure contradicts public statements by the former IRS commissioner, who assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

Tsarnaev’s burial appears legal

Authorities in the Virginia county where Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried said they reviewed the burial documents, and the interment seems to have been done properly.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

First Red Sox loss with Buchholz starting

The Red Sox went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, undermining a solid afternoon on the mound by Clay Buchholz.

Former Pakistani prime minister and head of the Pakistan Muslim League-N Nawaz Sharif appeared to be in the lead Saturday.

Pakistanis defy violence in historic election

Two-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared to be moving toward victory based on partial vote counts announced by Pakistan state TV.

// Red Sox closer Hanrahan out for the season

Joel Hanrahan confirmed that he will have surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon muscle in his right arm.

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How J.J. Abrams rescued the ‘Star Trek’ enterprise

With 2009’s feature reboot, Abrams and his crew found a way to make “Trek” relevant again. His $185 million sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” opens at IMAX venues Wednesday.

One way to traverse the coastline at St. Davids is to jump in and scramble along the rocks.

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Wales Coast Path keeps hikers close to the edge

The new Wales Coast Path, an 870-mile national footpath that opened last year, runs from the city of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the southeast.

Virginia woman’s help led to burial site for Tamerlan Tsarnaev

“I don’t see what good it does to stand outside and protest against a dead body,” said Martha Mullen. “It’s an exercise in hatred and bigotry.”

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Book Review

Ramona Ausubel pushes for  her characters to be more, feel more, experience more.

‘A Guide to Being Born’ by Ramona Ausubel

“A Guide to Being Born,” contains elements of fantasy juxtaposed against starkly realistic elements, and the fantastic casts the realistic into relief.