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Less than a month after President Obama took office, Congress has passed his flagship proposal of unprecedented tax cuts and new spending. (By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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Two top Patrick aides to testify

Two of Governor Deval Patrick's top aides have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury investigating the award of multimillion-dollar state contracts to the software company Cognos , according to officials briefed on the matter. (By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff)

Truce and reconciliation

It is time, they say, to practice what they preach. After years of disputes and infighting, black clergy from across Boston gathered late Thursday night in Codman Square to start what one minister called their own "cease-fire." (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

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The man who has called himself Clark Rockefeller is contending that he was legally insane when he allegedly kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter last summer on a Back Bay street. (By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff)

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