December 14, 2010
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A bipartisan bloc of senators easily propelled President Obama’s tax cut compromise over a key procedural hurdle yesterday, clearing the way for a final Senate vote as early as today, and setting the stage for a potential showdown later this week among divided Democrats in the House. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)
The Other Welfare
Many teenage recipients of federal disability benefits say they feel pressure to avoid work, not wanting to raise doubts about their status and jeopardize vital family income. (By Patricia Wen, Globe Staff)
Nearly a month after a special counsel said he should be fired, John J. O’Brien still holds his title: commissioner of probation. And, in 2011, he will still be drawing his annual $130,000 salary after more than half a year on forced leave. (By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff)
As Jonette Washington prepares a private service to remember her 16-year-old son, Delvonte Tisdale, she remains mystified by his apparent decision to flee his father’s home in North Carolina and climb into the wheel well of a commercial airplane. (By Maria Cramer and Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff)
In Massachusetts, only Boston, with six times the population of Fall River, has lost more of its own in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to icasualties.org, which tracks military deaths. (By David Abel and John M. Guilfoil, Globe Staff)
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