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Patrick plans
to expand travels

Governor Patrick said he is planning more travel, both domestically and overseas, to promote the state on trade missions, to research other states’ policies, to publicize his upcoming memoir, and possibly to campaign for President Obama. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Pentagon lagged on pursuing porn cases

The Pentagon’s investigation of defense and intelligence employees who downloaded child pornography is being criticized in Congress after the Department of Defense acknowledged that its investigators failed to check thoroughly whether its employees were on a list of suspected porn viewers. (By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff)

Shift in mission for religious firebrand

The Rev. Scott Lively says he is toning down his antigay rhetoric and shifting his focus to helping the downtrodden. And he’s found a home and a receptive audience in this struggling city where many, but not all, have embraced his mission to “re-Christianize Springfield.’’ (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

Wilkerson offers an apology, seeks mercy

Former state senator Dianne Wilkerson, awaiting sentencing on federal corruption charges, apologized for her actions yesterday, calling them “wrong and inexcusable’’ in a seven-page letter sent to the judge who will decide her fate. (By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff)

Limits on test drugs
add to patients’ ordeals

Shortly before Lorraine Heidke-McCartin’s treatments were to start under a so-called expanded access program, the drug’s maker shut down the program in Boston after the Food and Drug Administration refused to speed the approval process. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)


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