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Incumbents Fear Cantor's Loss Will Fill Tea Party's Sails

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:55
Congressional Republicans thought they had found an answer for the conservative insurgencies that had toppled unsuspecting incumbents in recent years: Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative.






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Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:55
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning to the United States on Friday, but he will not receive the promotion that would have been automatic had he still been held prisoner.






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George H.W. Bush Turns 90, Jumps Out of a Helicopter

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:55
Ever seen an old guy fall really far, really fast? What about a former president? No? Well, either way today’s your lucky day.






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Beef Possibly Tainted with Mad Cow Sent to Whole Foods Distributor in Conn.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:24
A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut, the US Department of Agriculture said.






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Send Us Your MBTA Sighting of Mayor Marty Walsh

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:08
In honor of “Boston Idea Week,” Mayor Marty Walsh will be riding the MBTA to work tomorrow: We want pictures, so send us your sightings.






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Bergdahl Scheduled to Arrive in Texas on Friday

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:53
A US defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday.






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New Cocktail Ring Aims to Keep You Connected

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:37
If the point of stashing your phone away is to be polite, then wouldn’t wearing your texts on your finger exacerbate the issue? Sure, maybe, probably. But if you’re the sort of person who cares about being polite, you probably aren’t terribly worried about missing a call or two, and you wouldn’t buy Ringly to begin with.






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Michael Jordan is Now a Billionaire

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:22
By virtue of increasing his stake in the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, former NBA superstar Michael Jordan is now a billionaire.






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What Is Going on in Iraq and Why?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:22
An al-Qaida breakaway group, apparently backed by other Sunni groups and fighters, has seized a large section of northern Iraq after previously taking much of northeastern Syria with an eye toward establishing an Islamic state straddling the two countries. The situation on the ground is changing rapidly, but some patterns and explanations are now emerging:






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New Online Tool Can Map Your Personality

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:22
The tool analyzes Facebook posts and parses their language structure to deduce a user’s personality.






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LeBron James Pulls in $30 Million on Beats Deal

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:06
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James earned $30 million from his stake in Beats Electronics.






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Video Caught Fan Riding Rail 4 Times Before Fall

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:06
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills' stadium video system captured a fan sliding down an upper deck railing four times before he fell on the fifth try and landed on another fan in the seating area below, a prosecutor said Thursday as the railing-riding fan went on trial on charges of reckless endangerment and assault.






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Pope to World Cup: Overcome Racism, Greed in Sport

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:06
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed.






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Taste of Somerville Food and Drink Fest Draws Sell-Out Crowd

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:06
The 16th annual Taste of Somerville food and drink festival kicked off on Wednesday, June 11 (originally scheduled for June 4 but postponed due to rain), with more than 40 food and drink vendors and a sold-out crowd. Check out a selection of the food offered, ranging from Highland Kitchen’s rabbit gumbo to Kirkland Tap and Trotter’s homemade hot dogs.






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Globe: Fla. Prosecutors Ask to Reinstate Connolly Conviction

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:06
Prosecutors in Florida have asked an appeals court to reinstate the murder conviction of corrupt former FBI agent John Connolly, The Boston Globe reports.






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Facebook to Let You Say Which Ads You Want

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:35
Facebook will reportedly announce today that it will give users more control over which ads they see.






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Rockland Man Accused of Killing Wife Smoked Cigarette as She Died

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:35
Richard Langley, the 56-year-old Rockland man accused of stabbing his wife to death, reportedly admitted to police that he was responsible.






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Kurdish Troops in Control of Key Iraqi Town, Official Says

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:35
Kurdish officials said Thursday that their forces were in firm control of the strategic oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq after government troops had abandoned their posts, introducing a new dimension into the swirling conflict propelled by Sunni militants pressing south toward Baghdad.






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Alcohol OK'd for Restaurant at Addicts' Skid Row Apartments in LA

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:35
A Los Angeles city planning commission has approved a beer and wine permit for a restaurant at a Skid Row apartment complex that houses recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.






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Jill Abramson to Teach at Harvard This Fall

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:35
Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will be teaching an undergraduate course in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall.






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