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Russia calls off assault in Georgia

The presidents of Georgia and Russia agreed early today on a framework that could end the war that flared up here five days ago, after Russia reasserted its traditional dominance of the region. (By Andrew E. Kramer and Ellen Barry, New York Times News Service)

Mercy flight for cancer patient ends
in flames on Easton plaza

A volunteer pilot flying a Long Island cancer patient and his wife on a mercy mission to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston nose-dived through low cloud cover into the empty back row of a supermarket parking lot yesterday morning. All three aboard the plane died in the crash. (Boston Globe)
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Patrick to set new curbs on police details

Governor Deval Patrick is planning to release new regulations this morning that will take on powerful police unions by limiting construction details on nearly all state-owned roads, say several people who were briefed on the regulations. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

No longer mainly for gays,
Provincetown courts all

Waiting for a whale-watch boat with his wife and 5-year-old daughter one recent morning, Brian Grunert of Buffalo marveled at this seaside community's beautiful beaches, laid-back atmosphere - and child-friendliness. It was a far cry, Grunert said, from the wild Provincetown he had visited in the 1970s. (By Tania deLuzuriaga, Globe Staff)

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