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DiMasi, 3 associates
charged with rigging
of state contracts

Former Massachusetts House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and three friends were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for allegedly orchestrating a scheme that allowed DiMasi to pocket tens of thousands of dollars in payments from a software company while he was using his powerful office to make sure the company won state contracts. (By Andrea Estes and Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
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Police add assault rifles across the state

The odds that a local police officer in Massachusetts has access to a military-grade assault rifle, whether in the trunk of a cruiser or at a police station, are far stronger than authorities have previously revealed. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Obama faces delicate task
on first visit to Mideast

President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today for his first trip to the Middle East as president, determined to change the image of America in a region that largely reviled his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Learning to let go with a ho-ho-ho

Pat Oliver and other members of the Wakefield Laugh Club seek health in hilarity. "Laughter clubs" have formed in Arlington, Wakefield, and Somerville, believing in the power of chuckling. (By Taryn Plumb, Globe Correspondent)





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