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GOP plan on debt
gets push in House

House Republicans began coalescing yesterday around House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to avoid default on the national debt, saying the very future of their party was at stake in the fight, even as Senate Democrats said the bill stands no chance of passing their chamber. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

Brown sticks with reticence on proposals

As the debt limit crisis escalated over the past week, Senator Scott Brown has repeatedly urged members of Congress to put aside partisan sniping and cut a deal. But he has not offered a clear idea of what the deal might look like. (By Theo Emery and Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

A rising hunger among children

Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

In high-tech, another kind of job crunch

Massachusetts has developed a technology labor shortage, one that could undermine a vital sector that helped pull the state from the last recession and is driving its recovery. (By Katie Johnston, Globe Staff)

For cardinal, a new final resting place

A long-running dispute over the gravesite of Boston’s first cardinal has been resolved through negotiations, and Cardinal William H. O’Connell is finally at rest. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)


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