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A clash over drug
curbs at schools

Governor Deval Patrick wants to shrink drug-free school zones from 1,000 feet to 100 feet, fueling debate about whether the law effectively protects children from drug dealers or simply sends too many low-level offenders to overcrowded prisons to serve excessive sentences at taxpayers’ expense. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

Garage roof collapse brings
prayers, painstaking rescue

Yesterday's heavy snowfall brought a new menace: the risk of roofs collapsing. In Lynn, the steel roof of a parking garage collapsed, trapping two middle-aged men who were later rescued by firefighters. (By David Abel and Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff)

Merger talks put a CEO's
diplomatic skills to test

James Roosevelt Jr., the man chosen to run the health insurance giant that would arise out of this week's proposed merger of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, will have his skills put to the test as he spearheads a merger push that is certain to be scrutinized by regulators and consumer advocates. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

Size matters to babies,
too, a study suggests

Long before they learn about popular kids or bullies — much less how to walk or talk — infants already understand social hierarchies and the fact that size is a key factor in determining who will yield when paths cross, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)

Challenger still resonates

As the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the doomed Challenger shuttle mission, tens of thousands of letters from across the country are reminders of the sorrow that remained after the disaster and the powerful symbol of hope and aspiration that Christa McAuliffe has become. (By Meghan E. Irons, Globe Staff)

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