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Boston bombing suspect is walking, mother says

Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke to his mother by phone for the first time since his arrest, and said he and his slain brother were innocent.

// Guilty verdict in 2009 Brockton killings

A judge sentenced Keith Luke to two consecutive life terms without parole in the killings that targeted non-whites.

Attorney General Martha Coakley spoke at a press conference on the Boston Fish Pier announcing a lawsuit she filed against NOAA.

Coakley files lawsuit over fishing cuts

The lawsuit filed against federal regulators alleges new catch limits will be a “death sentence” for the industry.

Toronto mayor declares he won’t resign

Mayor Rob Ford said he will not quit despite the steady exodus of staffers amid a scandal over reports of a video that purportedly shows him smoking crack cocaine.

December 12, 1934: The Nantasket Steamboat Lines, the oldest excursion steamship company in the country, celebrated its 123rd birthday in 1934. The fleet included the Allerton, Pemberton, Plymouth, Mayflower, and the Nantasket, seen here. The boats ferried daily between Boston and Nantasket Beach with large crowds bound for the seaside or for Paragon Park, the largest amusement park in New England.

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From the Archives

Ferries in New England

A diverse fleet has ferried New Englanders across rivers, harbors, and open water for generations.

Jaden Smith stars in “After Earth,’’ which is set far in the future when the planet has returned to a pre-human wilderness.

movie review

Smith family is lost in ‘After Earth’

The passably entertaining visionquest of an adventure is one best suited for 10-year-old boys.

Oprah Winfrey clasps hands with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at Harvard’s commencement ceremonies.

Harvard awards Menino, Winfrey honorary degrees

Mayor Thomas Menino and Oprah Winfrey were among nine people awarded the prestigious honorary degrees at Harvard’s commencement today.

Twins Cody (left) and Connor Zinkus, 3, ran in the cool water at Nantasket Beach in Hull.

Hot, muggy weather, but not a heat wave

The temperature at Logan International Airport reached 88 degrees, falling two degrees short of the mark needed to begin an official heat wave.

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Buddhists armed with sticks rode through Lashio, where at least one person died in anti-Muslim unrest.

Ongoing violence shakes Myanmar

A swelling tide of anti-Muslim unrest has led to deaths and injuries, and highlights the ­racial and religious intolerance that plagues the deeply fractured nation.


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Stage Review

From left: Margaret Dunn, Sarah Barton, Elisabeth Yancey, and Angela Bilkic as four of five sisters in “Dancing at Lughnasa.”

Recalling fleeting joy in Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

The Wellesley Summer Theatre Company’s lovely production reaches the threshold and surpasses it, with an ensemble that embodies all of playwright’s tenderness.