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Big Dig's red ink engulfs state

Massachusetts residents got a shock when state officials, at the peak of construction on the Big Dig project, disclosed that the price tag had ballooned to nearly $15 billion. But that, it turns out, was just the beginning. (By Sean P. Murphy, Boston Globe)

Romney not getting his $45m back

Mitt Romney, whose prospects of becoming John McCain's running mate appear on the rise, is preparing to formally declare he will not seek donations to repay $45 million in personal loans he made to his failed presidential bid - the biggest ever made by a candidate in a primary campaign. (By Michael Kranish, Boston Globe)
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Doctor indicted in '07 death of abortion patient

A Harvard-affiliated obstetrician has been indicted on a manslaughter charge after an abortion he performed last year on Cape Cod ended in the death of a 22-year-old woman, prosecutors said yesterday. (By David Abel, Boston Globe)

Fame-courting biotech running short of cash

Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Worcester was the first to clone an endangered species and pioneered research that could one day be used to reverse the aging process and grow replacement body parts. The firm is now in danger of shutting down. (By Todd Wallack, Boston Globe)

Menthol the bait to trap
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Hoping to lure a new generation of smokers, tobacco companies routinely manipulate levels of menthol so that their cigarettes prove more appealing and less harsh to novice users, Boston researchers reported yesterday. (By Stephen Smith, Boston Globe)

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