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In a dramatic rescue involving some of Boston's nimblest firefighters, MBTA electrical worker Edward J. Rowe Jr. was hoisted out of a 30-foot shaft at Charles/MGH Station yesterday after crashing through a wooden plank where a manhole cover should have been. (By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)
The state's second- and third-largest health insurers said yesterday their board members have decided to keep paying themselves five-figure annual fees despite objections from the state attorney general and an inquiry into directors' compensation at nonprofit health plans. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)
As the Boston Red Sox prepare for their April 8 home opener at Fenway Park, the team is moving to expand the sale of mixed alcoholic beverages throughout the historic ballpark, drawing concerns from Boston police and Mayor Menino. (By Michael Rezendes, Globe Staff)
Congress is preparing to wade into the largely invisible and, for most consumers, mysterious practices employed by Google, Facebook, and other websites to harvest information about the individual preferences of computer users, fueling a battle that could shape the future of the Internet. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)
Libya's foreign minister defected to Britain yesterday, dealing a blow to Moammar Khadafy's government even as his forces pushed rebel forces into a panicked retreat and seized valuable towns they ceded just days ago under allied airstrikes. (By C.J. Chivers and David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times)
Biddeford, Maine is not the first place one would search for a specialist on African politics. But at the University of New England, Professor Ali Ahmida, a native of Libya and authority on North Africa, has fielded hundreds of questions from journalists this month. (By Jenna Russell, Globe Staff)
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