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Lawmakers To Vote On Compromise Gun Bill

State lawmakers will vote on on a comprehensive gun bill today, after reaching a compromise last night.

Siri, Do You Love Me? The Future Of Speech Recognition Software

How close are we to having computer and smart phone software that can really understand us?

G. Love, Without The Sauce, On ‘Sloppy Blues,’ 20 Years Of Music And ‘Sugar’

If you’re a fan of funk, hip-hop, sloppy blues, or anything in between, it’s likely G. Love and Special Sauce has piqued your interest in the past two decades.

Drawing Back The Curtain On Sally Ride, The First American Woman In Space

A new biography details the inner life and passions of the first American woman to fly into space.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Temporary Buffer Zone Law Already Garnering Support And Criticism

The new law allows police to create a temporary 25-foot buffer zone for up to eight hours around abortion clinics if they determine people are blocking or impeding patient access.

Sports With Bill Littlefield: Red Sox, Wiffle Ball, Ray Rice

The clock is ticking. The Major League Baseball trading clock, that is.

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Takes Center Stage

Three environmental advisers to Deval Patrick quit saying the administration’s policies aren’t doing enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Farm To Fork: Fresh Zucchini Basil Salad From Minute Man National Park

We headed west from Boston to Minute Man National Park, where we prepared a great dish that celebrates this season of fresh summer vegetables.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What’s Behind Boston’s Low Homicide Clearance Rate

We dive into the numbers: what they mean and what can be done to solve more homicides in Boston.

Babson Beats Harvard In New College Ranking System

A new set of college rankings out Monday from Money magazine places more weight on graduates’ income.

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Bring ‘Social Music’ From New Orleans To Boston

If you were to try to categorize the music of New Orleans native Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, you’d probably come up with a long, hyphenated term like jazz-swing-funk-fusion, or some variation on that.

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