March 27, 2008

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Schools will get a $10m bailout

Averting imminent school closings and deep classroom cuts, Boston will bail out the cash-strapped school system by giving it a one-time infusion of $10 million from city reserves. (By Tracy Jan, Boston Globe)

Unrest resurfaces in Sadr City

Sadr City, the Baghdad nerve center for the powerful Mahdi Army, is suddenly back on edge as the militia leader, Moqtada al-Sadr, and Iraq's government lock in a dangerous confrontation over clout and control among the nation's majority Shi'ites. (By Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Boston Globe)

Lasting harm feared in Democrats' battle

Some Democratic Party leaders are growing more concerned that the protracted, caustic fight for the presidential nomination will cripple the eventual nominee, and there are new signs they have reason to worry. (By Brian C. Mooney, Boston Globe)

Birthday presents get a timeout from parents

When Carrie Alyea's daughter, Piper, turned 7 this month, guests invited to her jungle-themed party were asked not to bring presents for the birthday girl. Instead, they could donate $5 to the parents' organization at Piper's school. (By Beth Teitell, Boston Globe)

Student agony grows along with wait lists

Like jittery investors scrambling to hedge their bets, selective colleges and universities are placing far more applicants than usual on their waiting lists this spring as a safeguard against an unusually murky admissions season. (By Peter Schworm, Boston Globe)

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