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Swine flu cases
confirmed in N.E.

With global health authorities declaring that the world stands on the precipice of a pandemic, disease trackers in Massachusetts confirmed yesterday that swine flu had arrived in New England. (Globe Staff)

Spencer's false alarm
finds public on guard

Two children went home sick Tuesday from Lake Street School in Spencer, Mass., just days after returning from a family vacation to Mexico. The school alerted parents that the siblings were being tested for swine flu, and yesterday morning 88 children stayed home. (By Elizabeth Cooney, Globe Correspondent and Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)
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100 days in, Obama warns of work to do

Marking the end of a feverish first 100 days in office, President Obama last night laid out his agenda for the rest of the year, pledging to forge ahead on a healthcare overhaul, promote energy independence, and revive the banking and auto industries. (By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff)
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In local visit, Dalai Lama
takes firm stance on China

The Dalai Lama kicked off a four-day visit to the Boston area yesterday by acknowledging China's extraordinary economic and political might, but said any quest by the world's largest nation to be considered a superpower will be stymied as long as China continues to dodge human rights concerns. (By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff)
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Patrick walking fine line on taxes

Massachusetts voters can be forgiven if they are confused about Governor Deval Patrick's stand on taxes. After expressing reluctance to raise the gas tax, he then proposed increasing it by 19 cents a gallon. This week, he promised to veto a sales tax increase to 6.25 percent. (By Matt Viser, Boston Globe)

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