May 19, 2011

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Key witness paints DiMasi
as cash-driven conspirator

Joseph P. Lally Jr. testified in federal court that he wanted to clear his conscience by telling of the bribery scheme he orchestrated with Salvatore F. DiMasi when DiMasi was speaker of the Mass. House and with DiMasi’s two associates to help a Burlington software company win state contracts. (By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)

Mother is charged with killing boy, 6

A Texas woman taken into custody earlier yesterday in Chelmsford was arrested late last night on charges that she suffocated her 6-year-old son. The arrest came four days after the child was found dead on a Maine back road in an episode that shocked the region. (By Maria Cramer and Travis Andersen, Globe Staff)

Cellucci to take ALS fight public

In his first interview since he publicly acknowledged his “devastating diagnosis” of Lou Gehrig’s disease in January, Paul Cellucci, the former governor and Canadian ambassador, said last week that he is ready to reemerge publicly. (By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff)

Obama raises funds,
spirits in Boston visit

President Obama paid a quick, rewarding visit to Boston, rallying supporters at a pair of fund-raisers to energize a Democratic stronghold and bolster his campaign coffers. (By Peter Schworm and Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Authors defend report on clergy abuse

Authors of a controversial study that examined the causes of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church yesterday defended their finding that a surge in abuse in the 1960s and ’70s was sparked by broader social and cultural upheaval and a failure to adequately prepare priests for a life of celibacy amid such change. (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff)

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