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Obama criticizes IRS in targeting tea party groups

President Obama said a government watchdog’s report shows intolerable and inexcusable behavior by the Internal Revenue Service in its focus on some groups.

Indian tribe releases new casino renderings

The renderings show a sparkling curved hotel tower, as part of an updated design to the Mashpee Wampanoag’s gambling resort proposal in Taunton.

Mary Dunne, left, and Malcolm Astley finish testified at the State House before the legislature's education committee. Their 18-year-old daughter, Lauren Dunne Astley, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2011.

Parents of slain Wayland teen urge violence education

The mother of a Wayland girl killed by her high school boyfriend called on legislators to make dating violence education mandatory.

// David Cameron tours MIT Media Lab

British Prime Minister David Cameron toured the media lab to learn more about how the university combines innovation with entrepreneurship.

// Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli praises team after Game 7 win

A long-awaited net-front presence was the key to the Bruins’ epic comeback, Chiarelli said.

Matt D’Alessio is the owner of Amsterdam Falafelshop, which makes falafel that can be eaten with a variety of toppings (below right). French fries come with dipping sauces.

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In Davis Square, crispy falafel in a pita or a bowl

Owned by Somerville resident Matt D’Alessio, the Amsterdam Falafelshop has perfected the art of frying chickpeas and potatoes.

An 8-ounce filet mignon with fries and arugula from Boston Chops.

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Boston Chops is more than your typical steakhouse

From the portion sizes to the attention to detail to your bill, this is not a place for understatement.

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O’Malley’s reasoning on BC graduation boycott is flawed

Cardinal Sean O’Malley won’t share a stage with Ireland’s leader, who proposed a court-ordered law that would allow abortion to save mothers’ lives.

Shortstop Yunel Escobar and catcher Jose Molina scored in the Rays’ five-run fourth inning against John Lackey.

rays 5, red sox 3

Red Sox can’t find their swing in Tampa Bay

The Red Sox managed one hit after the first inning, sending them to their ninth loss in 11 games.


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Bailey makes progress in recovering from injury

Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey, who has been on the disabled list with a biceps strain, threw 20 pitches a bullpen session and said he felt fine.

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