March 4, 2008

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DiMasi scoffs at casino job plan

House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi stepped up his attacks yesterday on Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to license three resort casinos in Massachusetts, accusing the governor and his staff of failing to do their homework and calling Patrick's prediction that it would generate 30,000 new construction jobs "absurd." (By Sean P. Murphy, Boston Globe)

Frightened bus users make stand

Tiara Amarante's bus ride to school is a daily exercise in dodging danger. On MBTA Bus 23 - which winds past storefront churches, pizza shops, and boarded-up buildings - drug dealers push their wares and passengers fight over money, sometimes with knives. Last March, a teenager was fatally shot on the bus. (By Maria Cramer, Boston Globe)

Journey to the New World

Monkey predecessors so tiny that one might loll in a tablespoon ventured across a land bridge connecting Siberia to North America more than 55.8 million years ago, and colonized what was then largely a lush, steamy continent, according to research published yesterday. (By Colin Nickerson, Boston Globe)

Clinton, Obama come charging into crucial day

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, heading into a set of primaries today that could ignite a Clinton comeback or settle an Obama nomination, campaigned furiously across the Lone Star State yesterday in what could be the climactic battle of the Democratic primary season. (By Susan Milligan and Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

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