Amid limited budgets, colleges grapple with merit-based aid

Laura Martinelli was accepted by the college of her choice, Emerson, but can’t attend because she didn’t receive a scholarship.

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Critics say a shift by colleges to offer more merit scholarships to attract top students is leaving financially strapped students on their own.

A free spirit who took to competition, Chelone Miller carved a path that had him bound for glory.

Dream dies with Bode Miller’s brother, Chelone

Chelone Miller, 29, was trying to channel his daring nature and spirit into an Olympic berth with his brother next year before his unexpected death in April.

The Red Sox and Phillies paid tribute to veterans on Memorial Day, wearing uniforms and caps that featured US Marine Corps military camouflage.

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Red Sox got it right with John Farrell

The new manager has restored the luster of starters Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester and the dignity to Boston baseball in expedited fashion.

// Medical marijuana might put kids at risk, study says

A study from Colorado showed a sharp increase in reports of children accidentally ingesting marijuana after that state approved medical use of the drug.

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Beth Roche’s left leg was severely injured by one of the bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Bombing survivor wants to thank man who came to her aid

Beth Roche said a man in blue told her that everything was going to be all right just after the first bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon.

// Gomez to hit Markey over tax votes

Gabriel Gomez will argue that Edward Markey’s voting record, including 271 votes in favor of higher taxes, has harmed small businesses.

A single family home is shown with a sale pending in Encinitas, California.

US home prices see largest jump since 2006

Prices jumped 10.9 percent in March as a growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher.

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// Lawmaker finds new realities in return to Congress

Minnesota Representative Rick Nolan, back in the House after 32 years, decries the disunity and focus on money he now sees.


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