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Stephen Rakes as he arrived at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Boston on June 12 for the first day of the "Whitey" Bulger's trial. Brian Snyder/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Man Who Hoped To Testify Against Whitey Bulger Is Found Dead

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Four decades after James "Whitey" Bulger first rose to power, "Southie" is not what it used to be. The once blue-collar, Irish-Catholic neighborhood is now an ethnic melting pot that has been invaded by young urban professionals who have gentrified the area and smoothed out its once-rough edges. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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National

South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence

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South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence

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Pandoraviruses were discovered lurking in the mud of Chile and Australia, half a world apart. courtesy of Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie hide caption

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courtesy of Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie

Shots - Health News

World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

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World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

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Jennifer Sander bonded with her sons by learning how to fish for crabs together. Courtesy of Jennifer Sander hide caption

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Courtesy of Jennifer Sander

Grilled Pizza And Your Other Favorite 'Tastes Of Summer'

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The Two-Way

Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

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Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

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An aircraft lays down a line of fire retardant between a wildfire and homes in the dry, densely wooded Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 13. John Wark/AP hide caption

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Environment

Wildfires Will Worsen, And Further Strain The Forest Service

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Wildfires Will Worsen, And Further Strain The Forest Service

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Reprinted with permission from The Japanese Grill. Todd Coleman © 2011 hide caption

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Sweet And Savory: Finding Balance On The Japanese Grill

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Boston's Shaw Memorial sits at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets. Andrea Shea/WBUR hide caption

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Civil War's First African-American Infantry Remembered In Bronze

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