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Pension debate
divides the Hill

The task of cleaning up pension abuses has deeply divided Massachusetts lawmakers, who are not only wrangling over sweeping reforms, but also confronting whether they should give up pension enhancements for many members of their own chambers. (By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff)

Do-it-yourself genetic sleuthing

Katherine Aull, a 23-year-old MIT graduate, is researching her genes using a makeshift laboratory in her Cambridge apartment. Aull's quest for her genetic information may put her at the forefront of a home-lab movement. (Boston Globe)

State revisits ban on new incinerators

Environmental officials have held meetings around the state over the past six months to seek public comments about whether to revise regulations that have prohibited new incinerators and the expansion of existing plants since 1994. (By David Abel, Globe Staff)

Still there, foreclosed no longer

A small but growing group of former homeowners are not only staying in foreclosed homes but are buying them back, with the help of nonprofit groups and housing advocates. (By Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff)

Healthcare industry to
offer cuts of $2 trillion

Volunteering to "do our part" to tackle runaway health costs, leading groups in the healthcare industry have offered to squeeze $2 trillion in savings from projected increases over the next decade, White House officials said yesterday. (By Michael A. Fletcher and Ceci Connolly, Washington Post)


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