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Journalist Held In Syria For 22 Months Returns Home To...08/27/14
Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed by a Syrian extremist group last weekend, made his first public statement Wednesday since his release.
A ‘Signature Signing’: Revs Land Jermaine Jones
The New England Revolution have acquired 32-year-old midfielder Jermaine Jones, who was last seen starring for the U.S. national team at the 2014 World Cup.
Race For Attorney General Turns Testy At Debate
Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey agree on many issues, but the two were eager to nitpick at a debate Tuesday.
Day 3: Man Charged With Notorious Cop Slaying Seeks New Trial
Sean Ellis allegedly shot Det. John Mulligan outside a Walgreens store in Roslindale in 1993.
40 Days: Market Basket Standoff Reaches Bleak Milestone
The Market Basket standoff continues without resolution. Shareholders have still not reached a deal to sell the supermarket chain to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
The Remembrance Project: Fan Yin Lee
Fan Yin Lee grew up in a remote Chinese village. Decades later, in Cambridge, still fearing for his family's safety, he would not tell his youngest son where the village was.
Growing Number Of War Correspondents Work For Themselves
In a world of outsourcing, freelance reporters and photographers have become our war correspondents. And it's a buyer's market.
Woman Killed During Dorchester Parade Dedicated Her Life To Children
Dawnn Jaffier, 26, was a volunteer at City Year, the Boys &Girls Club and worked with the nonprofit school program Playworks.
Amid Unrest, Boston Leaders Visit Ferguson
Religious and community leaders from Boston are among the thousands of people in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown's funeral.
Freed Journalist In Good Health, Father Says
The father of Peter Theo Curtis told WBUR that he's been told his son is in good health and will be transported to Tel Aviv.
In Mass. AG Race, Candidates Square Off Over Gun Control, Experience
The two Democrats in the state's attorney general race both support scanning technology for new handguns, but the candidates attempt to distinguish their own approaches to violence.
Tsarnaev Friend Awaits Sentencing For Obstruction Of FBI Investigation
A second friend and former college classmate of suspected Marathon Day bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now awaits sentencing for obstructing the FBI's investigation in its first few days.
N.H. Hometown Mourns ‘Courageous’ James Foley
Courageous is how people in Rochester, New Hampshire, who know the Foleys describe the family.
Experiment Aims To Help Plymouth Students Find Passions
A group of New England schools is looking beyond the classroom for different ways to gauge learning. Plymouth North and South are in that group.
James Foley In 2011: No Story Is Worth Your Life
James Foley made the comments to students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism shortly after he was released from six weeks of captivity in Libya in 2011.
The Remembrance Project: Gerry Dumas
Gerry Dumas read broadly and deeply, and loved to transcribe meaningful quotes onto recycled envelopes. "The softest pillow is a clear conscience," one read. "Integrity is everything."
Family, Friends Mourn Executed N.H. Journalist
New Hampshire freelance journalist James Foley, long missing in Syria, was executed by Islamic militants.
GlobalPost Co-Founder On James Foley’s Alleged Execution
Phil Balboni, co-founder and CEO of GlobalPost, a Boston-based international online news site, spoke about the alleged execution of New Hampshire native and journalist James Foley.
Democratic Candidates For Governor Battle In Debate
The three Democrats running for governor debate at Stonehill College Tuesday night, just a few weeks shy of the Sept. 9 primary election.
Reverend: Boston Policing ‘Very Different From Ferguson’
The Rev. Jeffrey Brown discusses his conversation with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where protesters and police clashed again Monday night.
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