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Standing on McCain's record

After suspending political activities for a day in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav, Republicans led by President Bush last night inaugurated their truncated national convention by celebrating nominee John McCain's record of military service and political independence. (By Sasha Issenberg, Boston Globe)

Palin's Alaskan town proud, wary

Sharing coffee and doughnuts at a plastic table in the back of Carr's Quality Center supermarket, Lou Hoffman and Dave Chatterton savored the image of their former mayor, Sarah Palin, mixing it up at a Beltway soiree. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)
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New Orleans passes test, faces challenge

Hurricane Katrina brought shame upon a fabled American city - and the nation. The infirm were abandoned. The lawless ran rampant. And vital government functions, most notably the protective network of levees, failed miserably. (By Keith O'Brien and Stephen Smith, Boston Globe)

Lights out, conservation
on for city's tall towers

The lights in Boston's tallest office buildings will be turned off tonight at 11 as part of a two-month-long city initiative to conserve electricity by darkening familiar silhouettes such as the Hancock building and Prudential Tower. (By Casey Ross, Boston Globe)
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Menino set for a whirl in global spotlight

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will jet away tomorrow to a luxury resort at the foot of the Italian Alps where he will hobnob with the presidents of Israel and Italy, Vice President Dick Cheney, and other world leaders, a rare opportunity for the "urban mechanic" typically focused on repairing roads and reducing crime to burnish his credentials as international statesman. (By Donovan Slack, Boston Globe)

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