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An impassioned call for unity

Senator Hillary Clinton, answering a high-stakes challenge to unite her fractured party, called on Democrats last night to join together in an urgent mission: to elect her onetime foe, Barack Obama, as the next president of the United States. (By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff)
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Russia recognizes 2 enclaves

President Dmitry Medvedev recognized the independence of two breakaway regions of Georgia yesterday and called on other nations to do the same, escalating what has become one of the most serious conflicts between Russia and the United States since the end of the Cold War. (By Philip P. Pan and Jonathan Finer, Washington Post)

A masterwork goes missing

A prized 1921 painting by the French cubist Fernand Leger has been lost - perhaps unintentionally thrown out - by Wellesley College's Davis Museum and Cultural Center. (By Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff)

Harvard scrutinizing its police on race

Harvard University will launch an examination of the campus Police Department following long-running complaints that officers have unfairly treated black students and professors and, in an incident this month, a black high school student working at Harvard. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

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