June 10, 2008

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Hard economic times and spring break
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Curious Jobs
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Obama takes offensive vs. McCain

Senator Barack Obama is kicking off his general election campaign in aggressive fashion, leveling daily, hard-hitting attacks on Republican John McCain designed to capitalize on the stark policy differences between them. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

Cape is again abuzz

Insects known as periodical cicadas are emerging from underground haunts on Cape Cod for a final hurrah - a nearly monthlong orgy of come-hither songs, mating, and laying eggs - before dying and leaving their progeny behind to begin anew the curious and highly unusual 17-year growth period. (By Sarah Schweitzer, Boston Globe)

Interest grows for international Iran atom plant

A deeply controversial plan put forth by MIT scientists to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program is getting increased interest from senior members of both parties in Congress and nonproliferation specialists. (By Farah Stockman, Boston Globe)

For hospices, an infusion of youth

Spurred by personal stories, young volunteers are helping ease the final days of the dying. At Charlestown-based Beacon Hospice, the largest hospice organization in New England, for example, the number of volunteers in their teens or 20s has increased by nearly 80 percent in the past year, according to Rob Buckel, vice president of volunteer services. (By Don Aucoin, Boston Globe)

Citizenship no guarantee
that spouse can follow to US

Traditionally, marriage to a US citizen is one of the easiest ways for immigrants to gain legal residency. But now it can be an uphill battle, even for legitimate couples with children, mortgages, and scrapbooks filled with photos. (By Maria Sacchetti, Boston Globe)

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