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Dodgers, Angels building toward Freeway Series?

It’s been 51 years since the Angels moved into the Dodgers'' neighborhood and while both teams have had their share of success there’s never been a Freeway World Series. But with both teams spending extravagantly in 2012 — the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Zack Greinke (below right), and Hyun-Jin Ryu to go with stars Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw while the Angels have added slugger Josh Hamilton (below left) to a lineup that already included Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, and Mark Trumbo — the chances have never been better for the rivals to meet in October.

Compiled by Richard McSweeney

Bruins and Celtics are tale of opposite directions

You see it in TV ratings, in ticket prices, and in fans’ loyalties. The Bruins are flying high, while the Celtics are headed home.

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On Marathon anniversary, much to embrace

A day marked by somber reflection and painful remembrance was also one filled with love and gratitude from survivors.

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Mistakes in Watertown

Excessive gunfire by police could have endangered the public and may have led to Officer Donohue being hit by friendly fire.

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The best tastes of the season, lamb

Chef Jeremy Sewall calls the presentation of tender lamb, asparagus, fava beans, peas, and mushrooms “a spring awakening.”

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Everett may buy site, sell it for casino use

Mayor Carlo DeMaria wants to use the city’s power of eminent domain to remove a roadblock that has threatened to kill Steve Wynn’s chances of getting a casino license.

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Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users

Young adults who occasionally smoked marijuana show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain, according to a new study by Boston researchers.

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Hospital closing roils North Adams

The demise of the North Adams Regional is the latest gut punch taken by this economically depressed city of about 14,000 people.

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Red Sox throw it away in bottom of ninth

The Red Sox squandered a good pitching performance by Jake Peavy with a walk-off error by Xander Bogaerts.

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Capital murder among charges in Kansas shooting

Prosecutors Tuesday charged a 73-year-old white supremacist with murder in the killing of three people outside two Jewish community facilities Sunday.

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Ukraine sends force to curb unrest in East

The White House praised the move as a measured step toward restoring law and order.

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US judge blocks Mass. ban on painkiller

A federal judge ruled that Governor Patrick does not have the legal right to block the use of Zohydro in the state.

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Slogging forward on climate-change

To forestall the worst effects of global warming, nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years.

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Tips on preparing lamb

Chef Jeremy Sewall’s tips for cooking lamb, a spring favorite on many holiday tables.

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Mass. residents get extension on filing state tax returns

Taxpayers will now have until midnight on Friday because of issues with the state’s free online tax-filing system.

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Playoff promise has Jarome Iginla pumped

Last year’s shot at a Cup ended abruptly for Iginla — at the hands of the Bruins. Now he’s on the other side.

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Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding. Some bore the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings.

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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

A number of women’s groups warn that moving to a DNA-based testing model could lead to confusion, higher costs, and overtreatment.

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The market isn’t free if the elites hijack it

Reforms in Ecuador have reduced poverty and stoked economic growth.

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Recipe for low-and-slow roast leg of lamb

This roasting method requires browning first, then cooking in a low oven.

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Around the city, a pause to remember and honor

As church bells tolled at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, many in the city stopped to mark the moment.

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