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Clinton ends her bid, hails Obama

Without a hint of reservation in her voice or words, Hillary Clinton formally ended her presidential campaign yesterday and endorsed Barack Obama, a onetime rival she portrayed as a joint partner in a historic quest for the presidency. (By Sasha Issenberg, Boston Globe)

Visas denied, dreams in limbo

After migrating to the same summer jobs on Cape Cod and the islands for years, sent for by employers who depended on their well-honed skills, the Cape Cod's Jamaican workers are shut out, blocked from obtaining seasonal work visas because the battle in Congress over overhauling immigration laws has capped the number available. (By Jenna Russell, Boston Globe)

Once a rival, now a champion

In what some see as a bold attempt to prod John McCain into choosing him as his running mate, and what others consider plain good sportsmanship, Mitt Romney is back on the campaign trail, devoting himself full time to aiding his party and its nominee. (By Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe)

Shot clock ticks for sloganeers

Inside a crowded suite during Game 1 of the NBA Finals key players with the NBA's merchandising team were busy dreaming up the T-shirts that will capture the cash of fans who will pour into the Garden for Game 2 tonight. (By Shira Springer, Boston Globe)

A zany cartoon debut for an animated pair

Most TV series are propelled into the world by creative vision, ambition, all-out effort, and dreams of market domination. With "Click & Clack's As the Wrench Turns," the upcoming PBS cartoon featuring "Car Talk" stars Tom and Ray Magliozzi, it took something else - a whole lot of cajoling. (By Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe)

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