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Pay for care a new
way, state is urged

A state commission recommended yesterday that Massachusetts change how doctors and hospitals are paid, essentially putting providers on a budget as a way to control exploding healthcare costs and improve the quality of care. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)

Liberia’s Taylor says US arranged escape

The mystery has lingered for more than two decades, spawning conspiracy theories about the US government’s connection to one of Africa’s most brutal leaders: How did Charles G. Taylor escape from a Massachusetts county jail in 1985, setting him on the road to a bloody reign as Liberia’s president? (By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff)

The ages of science

When officials at the Museum of Science realized that the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing was fast approaching, they had another realization that was more alarming than celebratory: Their exhibit of space modules was 45 years old and, given the onslaught of millions of children, looked every day of it. (By David Filipov, Globe Staff)

Baker’s role in Big Dig financing
may test for his campaign

Now that Charles D. Baker is running for governor, his financing decisions for the Big Dig during the mid-1990s may affect his ability to pitch himself as a fiscal conservative. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Menino offers loan to keep Banner afloat

The City of Boston will offer to loan the Bay State Banner up to $200,000 to keep the cash-strapped weekly newspaper from shutting down permanently, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said last night. (By Meghan E. Irons and Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)

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