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    July 31, 2012

    Someone who inspires her will run with race founder

    First of four stories on notable people in and behind the Beach to Beacon.

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    July 31, 2012

    Congress OKs veterans homes funding gap fix

    WASHINGTON – Congress has approved legislation that aims to address a federal funding problem that veterans homes officials say is discouraging them from taking in some disabled and elderly veterans who need long-term care. The changes are in an omnibus veterans affairs bill that’s on its way to President Obama. Operators of state-affiliated veterans homes […]

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    July 31, 2012

    New approach unveils Romney 101

    The GOP candidate uses select appearances and new ads to try to move his image beyond Bain Capital.

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    July 31, 2012

    Phelps sets record with 19th career Olympic medal

    Several fans held up a bedsheet with "PHELPS GREATEST OLYMPIAN EVER" handwritten on it after the swimmer broke the all-time record.

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    July 31, 2012

    Red Sox trade Albers, Posednik to Arizona for lefty pitcher Breslow

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to the Boston Red Sox for veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik and pitcher Matt Albers. The deal was announced Tuesday by Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers. Albers is a 29-year-old right-hander who had a 2-0 record and 2.29 ERA in 40 relief appearances this […]

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    July 31, 2012

    Poll: 65 percent of Democrats support gay marriage

    Overall, Americans remain closely divided on same-sex marriage. The new Pew poll found 48 percent in favor and 44 percent opposed.

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    July 31, 2012

    STILL LIFE: I scream, you scream

    Dustin Thibodeau holds his son Lennon who can barely contain his excitement while standing in line for ice cream with other kids outside the Chaplin Street apartments in Waterville on a hot Monday. Traveling ice cream vendor Todd Gray, inside truck, said business was good.

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    July 31, 2012

    Olympics awash in Twitter, for better or worse

    For Olympics organizers who pride themselves on putting on a carefully choreographed — obsessively controlled, some would say — 17-day show, the bursts of Twitter activity are like gamma rays escaping from a solar flare.

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    July 31, 2012

    US women win 1st Olympic gymnastics title since ’96

    The Americans had come into the last two Olympics as world champions, only to leave without a gold.

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    July 31, 2012

    Illinois gov. to propose assault weapon ban

    The proposal will face big hurdles in Illinois, even after the massacre at a Colorado movie theater.

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