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Study finds online ratings easily overinflated

Online reviews are a compass for navigating choice in the modern world, but one study found that the crowd is not always wise.

Tea Party activists, rallying at the US Capitol earlier this summer, have resurrected a strategy of using town hall forums to display their anger.

Tea Party takes aim at GOP

Activists perceive some members of the Republican Party as weak in their commitment to kill the national health care overhaul.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friends indicted

Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday on federal obstruction of justice charges, while lawyers for a third friend said he is negotiating a possible deal in his case.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said he has worked hard to diversify the police force and stressed that his hands are tied by the state’s civil service exam requirement.

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Davis defends his record on diversity

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, accused by a minority officers group of not promoting diversity, said he is hampered by protocol.

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Slaying of Fla. woman posted on Facebook

By Suzette Laboy and David Fischer

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