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The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions swiftly agree to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said yesterday. (By Robert Gavin and Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

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A gunman invaded an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton, N.Y., during citizenship classes yesterday and shot 13 people to death and critically wounded four others before killing himself, police said. (By Robert D. McFadden, New York Times)

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For this announcement, he had pulled out all the stops. The Uphams Corner meeting room was packed with residents, patrol officers, supervisors, and high-ranking city officials. Even McGruff the Crime Dog was there, waving at giggling children who sat on the floor. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

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When Mr. and Mrs. George Fry landed on the shores of Massachusetts not long after the Pilgrims, they carried with them a secret that remained hidden for nearly four centuries. (By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)
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