March 26, 2008

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As the sputtering economy sends shocks from Wall Street to Main Street, the reverberations are being felt on Beacon Hill, where key officials acknowledged yesterday that the signs are bad and the future may be even worse. (By Matt Viser, Boston Globe)

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With the click of a mouse, you can simultaneously donate to a Brookline school and snag an eight-day Caribbean cruise, currently going for $1,500. If adventure trips are more your thing, Plainville's elementary schools are offering a white-water rafting trip in Maine for $250. The truly adventurous can scroll to a Newton school auction for a private pole-dancing lesson, worth ... (By Tracy Jan, Boston Globe)

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McCain's stand on tobacco is put to test

Ten years ago, Senator John McCain took on the tobacco industry, saying he would never back down from legislation to regulate the industry. He also supported a $1.10-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund programs to cut underage smoking. "I still regret we did not succeed," he said as recently as last October. (By Michael Kranish, Boston Globe)
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