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Islamists, foes battle in the streets across Egypt

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi carried a wounded man in Cairo.


More than 30 people are dead after demonstrators celebrating the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi battled Islamists who wanted him reinstated.

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Job growth surges, a sign of a reviving US economy

The US economy showed signs of steady improvement, as employers added jobs for the third straight month in June, boosting confidence that the US recovery is finally underway.

John Kerry spent time with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last weekend.

Yacht trip confusion clouds Kerry’s work on Mideast peace

The State Department spent Friday deflecting criticism that Secretary of State John Kerry took an ill-timed Nantucket vacation as violence erupted in Egypt.

No rise in tuition for state college students

For the first time in more than a decade, undergraduates at all Mass. public colleges and universities will see no increase in tuition bills this fall.

On July 3, only a few customers dined at Anthony’s Pier 4, once one of the country’s busiest restaurants.


Anthony’s Pier 4 will close for good in August

In a long-anticipated move, the waterfront icon, once one of the busiest restaurants in the US and a local institution for a half-century, will close its doors.

The Celtics introduced new head coach Brad Stevens at their Waltham practice facility. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was on hand.

Brad Stevens excited to join Celtics

Introduced as the 17th coach in Celtics history, Brad Stevens, 36, acknowledged, “I know there’s a lot of growing ahead.”

The Nation

Trayvon Martin trial pivots on tape of 911 screams

Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, testified at the murder trial of George Zimmerman.

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower

The question of whose voice is on the recording could be crucial in deciding who was the aggressor in the conflict between the teen and George Zimmerman.

Immigration agents arrest 93 foreign-born sex offenders

Immigration authorities arrested 93 foreign-born sex offenders in New York through a targeted enforcement initiative.

Spectators detail fireworks horror in Southern Calif.

California officials investigated the site where a fireworks explosion injured more than three dozen on Thursday.

By Gillian Flaccus

At least 36 people were injured as many in the crowd of thousands at a July Fourth fireworks display fled for safety.

The World

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be sainted

Floribeth Mora of Costa Rica told of  a miracle attributed to John Paul II, who could achieve sainthood by the year’s end.

By Rachel Donadio

Pope Francis cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, setting up a dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.

Edward Snowden receives two asylum offers

Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela (left) and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua.

The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to the National Security Agency leaker.

South African government denies Mandela in a coma

Well-wishers wrote messages on a portrait of Nelson Mandela outside the Pretoria hospital where he is a patient.

By Rick Lyman

The South African government has denied a report that former president Nelson Mandela was in a “permanent vegetative state” in a Pretoria hospital.

Editorial & Opinion


Connolly stumbles in vote pursuit

City Councilor John Connolly kicked off his campaign for mayor in March.

By Lawrence Harmon

Mayoral candidate John Connolly voted for a loan order to build a new high school in Mattapan, yet Boston already has 3,000 empty high school seats.

opinion | Roland Merullo

A day to appreciate our non-adults

By Roland Merullo

There is no such thing as completely protecting our children from pain, but there is such a thing as taking them for granted.


One judge, 7,000 convictions — and flawed border crackdown

Anyone caught trying to enter the US unlawfully a second time could be prosecuted as a felon, even if that person has not committed crimes like drug trafficking, under the current policy.


Guns of Gettysburg still echo in New England

Harvard student Sumner Paine died at Gettysburg at age 18.

By Bill Porter

New Englanders from farms, city streets, and college campuses were well represented during the Civil War’s bloodiest struggle.

Aaron Hernandez case

Shooting victim must show up for Hernandez grand jury

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

By Mark Arsenault and Wesley Lowery

The Connecticut man who says Aaron Hernandez shot him in February was ordered to appear before a grand jury in Fall River.

Mass. Guard staff must take time off

By Stephanie Ebbert

More than 900 employees of the National Guard must take 11 unpaid furlough days between now and September.


Software, design tax plan for Mass. draws fire

By Michael B. Farrell

A business group will ask lawmakers to limit the types of computer and software services that would be subject to the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax.

In N.H.’s North Country, ATVs may boost economy

Mark Head cut across a trail in a remote corner of New Hampshire, which has been trying to recover after several paper mills closed.

By Christopher Jensen

By combining trails to create a 700-mile network, Coos County residents aim to convert day-tripping ATV tourists into weeklong vacationers.

Dropping loyalty cards puts Shaw’s in the minority

Shaw’s supermarket customers turned over store loyalty cards for coupons.

By Sarah Shemkus

By ending its loyalty card program, Shaw’s is making itself an exception in an industry that thrives on the data these initiatives supply.


Theodore H. Reed, 90; transformed Washington’s National Zoo

Dr. Reed brought fund-raising for the zoo to a new level. Below, watching one of his beloved giant panda bears.

By Stefanie Dazio

Dr. Reed brought fund-raising for the zoo to a new level.

Jim Nayder, 59, creator of ‘Annoying Music Show’

Jim Nayder’s radio show inspired CD compilations with themed anthologies.

By Terence McArdle

Mr. Nayder’s show ran on public radio from 1996 to 2012.


Bruins sign Jarome Iginla to one-year deal

Jarome Iginla had four goals in 15 playoff games with the Penguins.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Iginla should replace Nathan Horton, who landed a seven-year contract with Columbus, as the No. 1 right wing alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

Brad Stevens excited to join Celtics

The Celtics introduced new head coach Brad Stevens at their Waltham practice facility. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was on hand.

By Baxter Holmes

Introduced as the 17th coach in Celtics history, Brad Stevens, 36, acknowledged, “I know there’s a lot of growing ahead.”

Red Sox 6, Angels 2

Red Sox power past Angels to open road trip

David Ortiz got some praise from Daniel Nava after his pinch-hit, two-run home run in the eighth.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox scored two runs on outfield errors and David Ortiz had a rare pinch-hit home run to help wrap up a 6-2 victory.

G: Family

Stage Review

‘Muckrakers’ digs up secrets

Kahan James portrays Stephen and Kate Rogal plays Mira in Barrington Stage Company’s production of “Muckrakers.”

By Don Aucoin

The absorbing if flawed drama, now at Barrington Stage, explores the personal and political fallout from a whistle-blower’s decision to leak classified documents.

Dance Review

Cedar Lake troupe shines at Jacob’s Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performing Jo Stromgren’s “Necessity, Again.’’

By Janine Parker

The New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s popularity has everything to do with its roster of malleable dancers, and its repertoire of works by A-list choreographers.

Book Review

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan takes time to educate the reader with translations of Cantonese, Hokkien, and Mandarin words.

By S. Kirk Walsh

Kwan’s debut novel reads like a behind-the-scenes primer of the rising über-elite of the ever-powerful Asian world.