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Obama promises better
days, calls for unity

President Obama, tempering the series of grim economic diagnoses he has delivered in recent weeks, sounded a new note of optimism last night, vowing that "America will emerge stronger than before" from the Wall Street meltdown and mortgage crisis that has sent the country into a deep recession. (By Susan Milligan and Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)

Embracing the role of problem-solver

President Obama yesterday used the grandest stage of the presidency to reveal how he wants to be seen - as a realist, not an ideologue, as a figure of consensus, not the leader of a movement, as a hard worker grappling with problems, not a visionary seeking new horizons. (By Peter S. Canellos, Globe Staff)

US Supreme Court ruling
shatters tribal casino plans

The US Supreme Court delivered a crippling setback yesterday to the Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusetts and many other tribes across the nation that are seeking to build casinos, ruling that the federal government cannot place land into trust for newly recognized tribes. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

School zone plan
could hurt poorest areas

Families in some of Boston's poorest neighborhoods would have the worst odds of getting into a good-quality school under a new assignment plan unveiled this month by School Superintendent Carol R. Johnson. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

Surgeon awarded $1.6m in sex bias suit

A jury yesterday awarded $1.6 million to a female neurosurgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, finding that she was subject to a hostile work environment and that, when she complained, the hospital retaliated against her. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)





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