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Globe tells unions

Boston Globe management was continuing to negotiate concessions with its major unions well past a midnight deadline, but said it was prepared to file a plant closing notice with the state today if they failed to reach agreement. (By Robert Gavin and Keith O'Brien, Globe Staff)

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Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he wants the state to rescind the special pensions given to 10 former legislators because it appeared that those pensions were improperly awarded. (By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff)
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Waves of suffering

As the economic recession persists, people who are unemployed or worried about losing their jobs are putting off medical care and living with illnesses and conditions that aren't critical, but can be debilitating. (By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)

Restraining of students questioned

Each day in Massachusetts schools, teachers are faced with the daunting question of whether to cross that barrier and physically restrain any students who are threatening to hurt either themselves or others. Too often, advocates say, teachers are making the wrong decision. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

Nuclear power foes not stilled in N.E.

Opposition to new and existing nuclear power plants is far stronger in New England than in the South or in parts of the Western United States, said Lee Olivier, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Northeast Utilities. (By Bina Venkataraman, Globe Correspondent)

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