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The other welfare

A legacy of unintended
side effects

The $10 billion federal SSI program for children was created mainly for those with severe physical disabilities. But it has veered fromthat goal, sending most cash benefits to those with common behavioral andmental conditions, creating dangerous incentives for families tomedicate the young. (By Patricia Wen, Globe Staff)

Donations poured in
as Brown’s role grew

Campaign contributions to Senator Scott Brown from
the financial industry spiked sharply during a three-week period last summer as the fate of the Wall Street regulatory overhaul hung in the balance.
(By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Truth, justice, and Boston Dawna’s way

She inhales cigarettes and exhales F-bombs. She keeps her smokes and her cellphone in her bra, so she can get to them quickly. Boston Dawna, the crime-fighting Batman of Venice Beach, is back. (By Billy Baker, Globe Staff)

Veterans serve in new roles on campuses

Waves of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are enrolling in Massachusetts colleges and universities, using generous government benefits to reinvent themselves, build on lessons learned in war, and take on important roles on campus. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

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