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State education officials plan to announce an aggressive campaign to recruit hundreds of successful teachers to work in underperforming schools in Boston and eight other troubled school districts, in hopes those teachers can spark a turnaround. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)
President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the nation’s 112th justice, choosing his own chief advocate before the Supreme Court to join it in ruling on cases critical to his view of the country’s future, Democrats close to the White House said yesterday. (By Peter Baker, New York Times)
Senior Obama administration officials yesterday blamed the Pakistani Taliban for the attempted car bombing in Times Square, saying in the most definitive terms to date that the militant group was responsible for planning and financing the botched attack. (By Anne E. Kornblut and Karin Brulliard, Washington Post)
The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency — a quasi-public agency that lends money, makes grants, and develops government property to stimulate new investment — has seen a surge in troubled loans because of the weak economy. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)
An effort in Congress to spend tens of billions of dollars to fix the nation’s aging water systems is facing stiff opposition from soda and bottled water companies, which are major beneficiaries of publicly owned supplies but are fighting a proposal to tax them to pay for the upgrades. (By Alan Wirzbicki, Globe Correspondent)
Drivers be warned: In the perpetual cat-and-mouse war between parking enforcement and motorists trying to park without getting a ticket in this city, the cat just got a powerful new weapon. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)
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