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So long, Leon
Are you as bummed out by this as I am? Leon Powe has been signed by the Cavaliers. Stupid me. I had held out...
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Obama, Hatch tussle on health care
The war of words over health care continues today in dueling radio/Internet addresses. In one corner, President Obama, who in his weekly remarks, said that...
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Local option taxes weighed throughout the region
Some area communities with the most to gain from new taxes on restaurant meals and hotel rooms don’t appear to be in a hurry to...


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Obama may drop
public insurer option

The White House, facing increasing skepticism over President Obama’s call for a public insurance plan to compete with the private sector, signaled yesterday that it was willing to compromise and would consider a proposal for a nonprofit health cooperative being developed in the Senate. (By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times)

Dispute widens on merits of health tests

While cholesterol tests, cancer screenings, and other preventive measures can save lives, there is strong disagreement about whether they really reduce health care spending, because the tests themselves are costly and often lead to more doctor’s visits and procedures. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)

Governor finds support,
solace in Western Mass.

With Governor Deval Patrick suffering at times in the hothouse of Boston politics and estranged from some leaders in his own party, he is finding a much more receptive audience out west. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
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Silent signals, hazardous crossings

Advocates for the blind say that at any given time, a significant number of Boston's 40 audible intersections work poorly or not at all, and they accuse the city of making maintenance a low priority. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

Contestants hope to
drive the future into Boston

As part of the second Boston GreenFest, seven contestants will attempt to drive their homemade cars from Greenfield to Boston City Hall Plaza, a distance of 100 miles, using just 1 gallon of gasoline. (By Laura A. Bennett, Globe Correspondent)


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