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House backs an
interim senator

House lawmakers approved legislation last night that gives Governor Deval Patrick the power to appoint a temporary successor to the late Edward M. Kennedy in the US Senate, putting Massachusetts on track to have a new senator in place by next week. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

Spotting a terrorist

Metal detectors, X-ray machines, and dogs are used at security checkpoints to look for bombs. Now a next-generation technology under development in Cambridge will look for the bomber. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)

N.Y. inquiry has Boston
business A-list in its sights

Several of New England’s most prominent business executives have been swept up in New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s probe into whether Bank of America misled shareholders about its $50 billion purchase of the troubled investment bank Merrill Lynch. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)

Church seeks to move body of O’Connell

The Archdiocese of Boston, writing an epilogue to one of the more colorful stories in the history of Catholic Boston, asked a court yesterday for permission to unearth the entombed body of Cardinal William H. O’Connell and relocate his remains to the grounds of a suburban prep school. (By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff)

Coaxing dropouts back in

School officials in Boston have begun a concerted effort, which they hope will become a national model, to reach out to thousands of students who dropped out. (By David Abel, Globe Staff)





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