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Many miss oil bill bargain

At least 10 cities and towns and thousands of Massachusetts consumers are paying more than $2 a gallon above market rate for their heating oil this winter after locking into prices that seemed like a bargain only a few months ago. (By Rachana Rathi, Globe Staff)

Israel vows 'all-out war' on Hamas

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared "an all-out war against Hamas" yesterday, as fighter jets raked the Gaza Strip with bombs for the third straight day and as Palestinian fighters sent dozens of rockets flying deep into Israeli territory. (By Griff Witte and Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post)

Conflict stirs deep passion across Hub

The Israeli bombings in Gaza, and the Hamas rocket attacks that Israel says provoked the assault, have unleashed visceral responses across the city. Arabs and Israelis, Jews and Muslims watched with horror, outrage, and, in some cases, hardened determination and hope as the third day of assaults continued. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)
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A long fall from realm of power

Richard Vitale's alleged secret lobbying of House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, a close business and golfing buddy, has cost him professionally and put him in the crosshairs of state and federal investigators. (By Matt Viser and Andrea Estes, Globe Staff)
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North Shore Music Theatre faces closing

North Shore Music Theatre, one of the region's oldest and most popular theater companies, said yesterday that unless it raises $4 million by the spring, it will close its doors after 53 years. (By Megan Tench, Globe Staff)

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