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Trading the call of duty
for a call of convenience

When a Boston firefighter can't make his shift, a colleague steps in, on condition the favor will be returned. But there are scores of Boston firefighters whose shifts have been covered by others for weeks or months at a time, with no record they have ever reciprocated and worked off the debt. (By Callum Borchers, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Walter V. Robinson, Globe Correspondents)

Scores dead in Egypt as crisis spirals

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt struggled to maintain a tenuous hold on power yesterday as the police withdrew from the major cities and the military did nothing to hold back tens of thousands of demonstrators defying a curfew to call for an end to his nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule. (By David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times)

Brothers in crime,
bound for brutal end

They were sons of the old Meverick Square projects, and sons of a Boston policeman. It took 4 decades, and a bullet, to finally bring the Cinelli boys down. (Globe Staff)

Candidates hold back
in GOP's silent winter

The Republican field is running a largely phantom primary, with potential candidates hoarding money and gauging the shifting political winds. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

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