September 8, 2008

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Deadly Ike slams Cuba

Hurricane Ike roared onto Cuba yesterday after destroying houses and crops on low-lying islands and worsening floods in Haiti that have already killed more than 300 people. (By Will Weissert, Boston Globe)
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Accepted, dreaded part of the game

Tom Brady has started 128 consecutive games, which, frankly, is beyond fortunate. No one knows this morning when he will start the next one because the greatest fear of every Patriots fan was realized with 7:27 left in the first quarter of yesterday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (By Bob Ryan, Boston Globe)
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A Kennedy plumbs life as a Catholic

In the book, "Being Catholic Now," Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of RFK, offers an unusually intimate view of how much being raised Catholic shapes the identity of many prominent Americans, but also how much tension many feel with the institutional church. (By Michael Paulson, Boston Globe)
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A liberal pundit soars to a prominent perch

Rachel Maddow has become a key face of the new, feisty, ratings-boosted MSNBC. Tonight, "The Rachel Maddow Show" debuts on the channel, leaving her on the cusp of full-blown stardom in the mainstream media that her most devoted fans see as an enemy. (By Sasha Issenberg, Boston Globe)

Murder case comes due for ex-FBI star

Today, 68-year-old John J. Connolly Jr. - once a star in the FBI's Boston office, now serving 10 years for federal racketeering - will face a trial in Miami on state murder charges that could keep him in prison for life. (By Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe)

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