October 18, 2009

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Gap closes, but
Menino well ahead

Mayor Menino’s support has slipped during the most competitive reelection race of his political career, yet his popularity and voters’ satisfaction with the state of the city have allowed him to maintain a wide lead.
(By Donovan Slack and Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

A better diet, under wraps

More than a dozen Massachusetts colleges have recently embarked on a stealth health campaign - covert operations to address the chronic problem of overindulging students throwing nutrition to the wind. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

Secret Service strained as
leaders face more threats

The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama, a rise in racist hate groups, and new antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the Secret Service, officials said. (By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff)

Hold still, mummy, this won’t hurt a bit

For a Museum of Fine Arts exhibit opening today, a 4,000-year-old mummified Egyptian head was subjected to sophisticated imaging, various attempts at genetic testing, and a procedure to remove a tooth holding precious DNA. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)


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