December 17, 2010
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The House passed an $858 billion package of extended tax cuts and stimulus spending late last night, saving at least hundreds of dollars for nearly all Americans and heralding the first broad bipartisan compromise of the Obama presidency. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)
Senator Scott Brown said yesterday that he will support renewed efforts to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ policy, helping supporters secure the 60 Senate votes they would need to block a filibuster and pass a bill to allow gays to serve openly. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
The holiday season is gearing up, but buyer's remorse is already setting in for some consumers. The culprit: limited-time online promotions known as flash sales. (By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff)
Mining the complete text of 4 percent of the world’s books, Harvard University and Google researchers used a powerful new tool unveiled yesterday to glean surprising insights into language, culture, and history. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)
Patrick Kennedy's upcoming retirement will break a bond between the nation's capital and Camelot. When the new House is seated in January, it will mark the first time since 1947 that no member of the Kennedy family will be serving in the House, Senate, or White House. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)
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