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officers stiffened

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis is meting out harsher punishments for officers who commit infractions that once resulted in reprimands and short suspensions, raising protests from union officials and lawyers. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

US joins Iraqi offensive in Basra

US forces plunged deeper into the bloody showdown between Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militiamen yesterday, launching air strikes in the southern city of Basra, and firing a missile into the main Shi'ite stronghold in Baghdad. (By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times)

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Hopper and Fonda went looking for adventure and whatever else would come their way on their epic cross-country odyssey. Borat set out to find the heart and soul of America, plus any part of Pamela Anderson he could get his hands on. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson have a different objective in mind as they motor across the country this ... (By Joseph P. Kahn, Boston Globe)

Long slog predicted for Patrick the author

Governor William F. Weld preferred to write on the weekends, holed up in New Hampshire or the Adirondack Mountains. Governor Mitt Romney, a businessman by nature, preferred typing away in mornings before work. Now comes the latest Beacon Hill politico-turned-scribe, sitting Governor Deval Patrick, who signed a $1.35 million book deal yesterday to write his life story. (By Keith O'Brien, Boston Globe)
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