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Harvard curtails
tenure searches

Harvard University officials said yesterday that they will postpone nearly all searches for tenure-track professors in the school's largest academic body, a sobering indication of how the economic crisis has hit the world's wealthiest university. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

Mass. pupils' math-science test
scores near top internationally

Massachusetts students significantly outperformed their peers nationwide on a prestigious math and science exam, putting the state on an elite international tier, according to results released yesterday. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

Regional split at root of auto vote

With Democratic congressional leaders and White House officials agreeing yesterday on $15 billion in emergency loans to US automakers, one of the most vociferous foes is Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican who says the Big Three automakers "can't compete" and who has threatened a filibuster to stop the deal. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)

Scheme alleged to sell Obama's seat

Federal prosecutors charged Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois yesterday with engaging in a series of illegal schemes intended to enrich himself, including an attempt to sell the Senate seat recently vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. (By Carrie Johnson, Washington Post)
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Caroline Kennedy's new political turn

For much of her adult life, Caroline Kennedy fulfilled only the most modest obligation of her political birthright, sitting on the board of the John F. Kennedy Library and presenting its Profile in Courage Award. (By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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