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Nursing home drug
use puts many at risk

Nearly 2,500 nursing home residents in Mass. were given powerful antipsychotic drugs last year that were not intended or recommended for their medical condition, a practice that is more common here than in most other states, according to a Globe analysis of federal data. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

Va. health bill could foil Obama proposal

In Virginia, a new battle is being waged over a question that could undercut a key part of President Obama’s health care proposal: whether Washington can require that most Americans have health insurance. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)

Iraqis defy deadly attacks to cast votes

Defying a sustained barrage of mortars and rockets in Baghdad and other cities, Iraqis went to the polls in large numbers yesterday to choose a new Parliament meant to outlast the American military presence here. (By Steven Lee Myers, New York Times)
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The Governor’s Race: Back Stories

Unions’ support is no lock for Patrick

Of all the daunting challenges facing Deval Patrick this reelection year, there is one that would have been especially difficult to imagine more than three years ago when he became the first Democrat in 16 years to assume the governor’s office: unrest in the ranks of organized labor. (By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff)

MIT's levered wheelchair
extends freedom to Third World

Amos Winter, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at MIT, has invented a new wheelchair called the Leveraged Freedom Chair - leveraged because it is powered by hand levers. (By James F. Smith, Globe Staff)

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