Clinton, Walsh return donations from law firm

Several politicians are returning thousands of dollars in donations from lawyers at Thornton Law Firm following a Spotlight Team report.

New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins sits on a Gatorade cooler runs against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


Shocking trade sends Jamie Collins to Cleveland

The trade stunned Patriots fans and sent Collins from one of the NFL?s best teams to its worst.

// These tweets sum up the reaction of Patriots Nation to the Collins trade

New England fans struggled to make sense of the surprise move.


// Raising ?good? cholesterol doesn?t protect against heart disease after all, study finds

A big new study published Monday found little evidence raising HDL protects against heart attack and stroke.

// Study finds racial discrimination by Uber drivers

Customers in Boston and Seattle with African-American sounding names were more likely to see their rides canceled.

// What Pikeocalypse? Commute goes better than expected

The first workday commute after the switch to all-electronic tolling ?went really well? as officials continue to demolish tollbooths on the Mass. Pike.

Tewksbury 18-year-old charged in connection with 15-year-old?s death

Prosecutors say the boy was at a Lowell party when he bumped into Joseph Zagrella, who allegedly responded by throwing him onto a concrete floor.


// The tragedy that Boston forgot

One hundred years ago, Boston witnessed a horrific trolley accident that killed 46 people. Although it was dubbed the ?worst tragedy in the history of the city? at the time, it has now been all but forgotten.

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The future of Cambridge is in solar energy?and a 3,000-year-old concept

Paul Lyons moved from Mexico to Cambridge 20 years ago, bringing his expertise in solar energy and the ancient belief that to preserve a place is to preserve its people.

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Boston fire engine involved in Back Bay crash

Four firefighters aboard the truck were reportedly taken to a Boston hospital and one civilian was transported to another hospital.

Hillary Clinton spoke at a rally at Kent State University in Ohio on Monday.

Justice Department tells Congress it?ll review e-mails ASAP

The department said it will work closely with the FBI to take ??appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible.??

// Trump refusing to pay campaign pollster

Donald Trump?s campaign is disputing nearly $767,000 that Tony Fabrizio?s firm says it is still owed for polling.

Michael A. Cohen

// FBI director James Comey should resign

The FBI director has damaged the public trust. He needs to step down to restore it.

FILE - In this July 25, 2016 file photo, Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, appears on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. CNN says it is

CNN drops Donna Brazile as commentator over Wikileaks revelations

WikiLeaks revealed that the interim DNC chair leaked more primary debate questions to Hillary Clinton?s campaign.


// Letting DiMasi out would be mercy, not leniency

Jerry Angiulo ran the Mafia in Boston and got a lot of people killed. He still benefited from compassionate release, so why can?t Sal DiMasi?

FILE-- This Jan. 7, 2009 file photograph shows Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi acknowledging applause from the chamber as he bangs the gavel after being re-elected at the Statehouse in Boston. Federal officials are recommending an early release from prison for DiMasi as he battles cancer. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is filing a notice in court saying it's requesting compassionate release for the once-powerful Democrat, who has served almost five years of an eight-year term for corruption. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Capuano, Rosenberg pushed for DiMasi to be moved to Mass.

Prosecutors said no politician directly urged the Bureau of Prisons to support compassionate release for the former House speaker.

Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza of Cooks Science at the Somerville Theatre.

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Building better burgers, with science

So what exactly makes the humble hamburger so good? Cook?s Science takes a crack at that question.

The Rev. Edward Mark of the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church.


Longtime Harvard-Epworth Church pastor dies at 85

The Rev. Edward Mark, of Cambridge, ran a much-loved film series for 31 years at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church.

B0007567 Male germ cells Credit: Spike Walker. Wellcome Images This image shows the outside edge of two seminiferous tubules of a mouse testis. This section is a 1um thick transverse section, stained with toluidine blue to highlight the cells, with the nucleus staining a darker blue. The dark blue line seperating the two seminiferous tubules consists mostly of myoid (muscle) tissue. The majority of cells seen in this image (arranged in layers) are germ cells, which, by repeated cell division, eventually produce spermatozoa. Chromosomes are visible in most of the nuclei of the cells. The cell with a deeply-stained nucleus and even darker nucleolus is a Sertoli cell (\'nurse cell\') that has fine cytoplasmic extensions branching between the other cells to nurture the developing germ cells. Light microscopy Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK, see


Zika study showing damage to mice testes raises questions about human effects

New research raises the possibility that the Zika virus could affect fertility in men.

// T-Rex joins Broncos cheerleaders ? and nails routine

When the Denver Broncos cheerleading team dressed up in Halloween costumes Sunday, one participant was especially dedicated.

// It?s not me, MBTA, it?s you

Tory Bullock just can?t take it anymore.

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Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Can ?Clissinger? save the US relationship with China?

Hillary Clinton shows an affinity for the foreign policy views of Henry Kissinger, and when it comes to China, that could be a good thing.

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The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades ? and continues.

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