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Kennedy says no,
and the race is on

After days of anguished deliberation, Joseph P. Kennedy II said yesterday that he will not seek the US Senate seat of his uncle, Edward M. Kennedy, probably ending the family’s half-century of political dominance in Massachusetts and opening up the Democratic primary race. (By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff)
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3 guilty in liquid bomb scheme

A British court yesterday convicted three men of plotting to kill more than 1,500 people by smuggling bombs made with flammable liquid aboard at least seven trans-Atlantic airliners, in a case that changed the way millions of air passengers travel worldwide. (By Anthony Faiola and Karla Adam, Washington Post)

Colleges find juicy titles swell enrollment

As schools compete for students and faculty come under pressure to boost enrollment in their classes, colleges from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to Wellesley are jazzing up course catalogs to entice a generation of students drawn to the dramatic. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

Immigration activists urge census boycott

A small but vocal group of advocates is urging illegal immigrants and their supporters nationwide to boycott the 2010 Census to protest the government’s inaction on immigration legislation, a move that, if successful, could cost Massachusetts and other states millions of dollars. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)

Revamped recess puts
the focus on the physical

Conservatory Lab in Brighton is among a growing number of schools across the nation that are injecting new energy into recess -- a sliver of time that has been under siege as schools devote more attention to boosting standardized test scores. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

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