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Special pensions
cost state millions

State and local governments over the last five years have committed to spending an estimated $115 million to $235 million on 386 public employees who were allowed to invoke an obscure part of a state law to win earlier and significantly larger pensions, a Globe analysis has found. (By Sean P. Murphy, Boston Globe)

Obama trumpets message of unity in Europe

Less than a mile from a point where the Berlin Wall once wound through this city's downtown, Senator Barack Obama yesterday extended his trademark message of unity to a global audience, inviting a large-scale collection of European supporters to join an era of liberal internationalism he said would be necessary to address the world's post-Cold War challenges. (By Sasha Issenberg, Boston Globe)
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States' 2d fiddles swap policy
notes in humble Buffalo

BUFFALO - Rain from a violent storm leaked through a glass atrium at the Hyatt Regency Hotel yesterday as a couple of dozen supremely unheralded politicians - lieutenant governors from across America - gathered in a windowless ballroom. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)

Powerful N.H. storm
leaves death, devastation

EPSOM, N.H. - A violent thunderstorm with tornado-like winds tore through New Hampshire yesterday, killing one person in a collapsed house and causing heavy damage in its 21-mile path through 11 small towns in the center of the state. (By Christopher J. Baxter and Peter Schworm, Boston Globe)

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