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DiMasi ally indicted
in lobbying case

House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi's personal accountant and close friend, Richard Vitale, was indicted by a state grand jury yesterday in an investigation of allegations that he used his connections to repeatedly lobby DiMasi on behalf of Massachusetts ticket brokers without disclosing his activities. (By Andrea Estes and Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

State's errors detailed
in deaths of two sisters

The state agency responsible for children failed at the most fundamental levels to save the lives of two South Boston sisters who survived years of neglect in a home torn by drug addiction, violence, and emotional dysfunction only to die in one another's arms in an arson fire in April, an investigation by the state's new advocate for children found. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Shelter's safety can't still
a powerful tug of home

She has the kind of look you don't forget, clear blue eyes peering alertly out of a face etched deep with wrinkles. She has a bad back and a bad cough. (By David Filipov, Globe Staff)

Obama taps Harvard
physicist as science adviser

In a sign that President-elect Barack Obama intends to elevate science to greater prominence, John P. Holdren, a Harvard physicist widely recognized for his leadership on energy policy and climate change, will be appointed White House science adviser this weekend, the Globe confirmed yesterday. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff and Bina Venkataraman, Globe Correspondent)

For many, vacation not a matter of choice

Most people look forward to taking time off during the holidays, but some employees won't have a choice this year. To save money, more companies are shuttering their offices between Christmas and New Year's and some even longer - often requiring workers to use vacation days or be furloughed without pay. (By Nicole C. Wong, Globe Staff)

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