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Iraqi cleric offers truce

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers yesterday to lay down their arms and end six days of clashes against US and Iraqi forces if the government agrees to release detainees and give amnesty to Sadr's fighters, among other demands. (By Sholnn Freeman and Sudarsan Raghavan, Boston Globe)
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Tobacco funded Mass. researchers

The nation's largest cigarette maker has paid for scientific research at four Massachusetts universities since 2000, a practice that critics of the tobacco industry liken to the Mafia underwriting crime fighting. (By Stephen Smith, Boston Globe)

Quality of air an issue for Olympics

In recent weeks, concerns about pollution at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing have grabbed international headlines, especially in light of comments by Ethiopian distance-running legend Haile Gebrselassie. (By Shira Springer, Boston Globe)

Amid bitter divisions, fire chief presses on

The Fire Department is deeply divided in a bitter war over its future. Fire Commissioner Roderick J. Fraser Jr. is attempting to impose long-sought reforms including random drug and alcohol testing of firefighters. But the powerful union is resisting and has turned the effort against Fraser, calling him an enemy of the rank-and-file. (By Donovan Slack, Boston Globe)

Democrats ply wider range of economic woes

Hillary Clinton's campaign has presented Pennsylvania's primary as a repeat performance of her Ohio victory earlier this month, in which a hard line on free trade helped Clinton claim bona fides on economic issues and forge an emotional connection with blue-collar voters. (By Sasha Issenberg, Boston Globe)
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