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Israel kills a Hamas leader

Israel broadened the scope of its air offensive against the Hamas infrastructure in Gaza yesterday, destroying important symbols of the government and, for the first time in its six-day-old campaign, killing a senior leader of the militant Islamic group. (By Isabel Kershner, The New York Times)

City looks to Detroit for example
of success with same-gender schools

Detroit has been at the forefront of a growing but controversial movement that aims to boost student achievement by splitting the sexes into different schools. Now Boston officials are fighting to open the state's first single-gender public schools in more than a generation. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

For inauguration zeal, LBJ '65
may be the precedent for Obama

Louise White Cashin, a young Democratic activist from Southern California, arrived in Washington on the eve of Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 inauguration to find "just more black people than anyone would have been able to imagine together." (By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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Vermont syrup producers tap gold

For owners of the kind of mom-and-pop business that has been getting crushed in the recession, Ann and Doug Rose have had a pretty good year. (By David Filipov, Globe Staff)





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