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When will it end?
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Kucinich asks for NH recount, but he'll have to pay for it
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is calling for a recount of the New Hampshire primary, not because he believes it will show him the winner,...
Governor Patrick, cutbacks and the saga in Salem
As the city of Salem roils over layout notices, and other towns struggle with tight budgets, Gov. Deval Patrick told municipal leaders Friday that he...
Spiritual Life Putting faith in a weight-loss plan
Federal immigration agents in New England are deporting a smaller percentage of immigrants who have been convicted of crimes than in 2005, drawing criticism from immigrant advocates who say the agency is "chasing landscapers" and other workers who do not have criminal records. (By Maria Sacchetti, Boston Globe)
A program that pays Sunni fighters who turn against Al Qaeda in Iraq - a cornerstone of US strategy - has channeled tens of millions of dollars through tribal sheiks who routinely take a hefty percentage for themselves. (By Farah Stockman, Boston Globe)
They share life trajectories and campaign messages. To try to make sure they share the same success, Governor Deval Patrick will stump for Barack Obama in churches and town hall meetings across South Carolina next weekend. (By Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe)
Better known now for its raunchy reality shows, MTV is trying to regain its cachet as the hippest election observer, a role lost in recent years to bloggers and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show. (By Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe)
Fatal methadone overdoses in Massachusetts have risen more than 400 percent in recent years, according to the state Department of Public Health, up from 17 in 2002 to 86 in 2005, the latest available data. (By Keith O'Brien, Boston Globe)