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Mavs' Mark Cuban deserves the title
By Bob Ryan, Globe Columnist No NBA owner deserves a championship more than Mark Cuban. Not since the days of the owner-coaches, the Eddie Gottliebs...
Brown cites DiMasi verdict in fund-raising appeal
US Senator Scott Brown sent out an email yesterday seeking donations to his reelection campaign, suggesting they could help him fight the type of public corruption on display last week when former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi was convicted of receiving kickbacks.
YT: Budget BluesMarblehead voters okay $43 million in property tax increases
By Steven Rosenberg, Globe Staff Marblehead residents voted to...
Thousands of Massachusetts residents will lose jobless benefits beginning next month as the state’s steadily declining unemployment rate disqualifies it for the extra federal assistance provided earlier in the recession. (By Kaivan Mangouri, Globe Correspondent)
Mitt Romney has long battled the perception that he has waffled on social policy issues crucial to Republican voters, such as abortion and gay rights. Now the former Massachusetts governor’s refusal to sign an antiabortion pledge that five other GOP contenders support has put him on the defensive again. (By Theo Emery, Globe Staff)
Lobbyist Richard W. McDonough arranged for a client to give him a no-show, no-work job on a public payroll, allowing him to get medical benefits and a state pension he was not entitled to, according to the state's inspector general. (By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff)
The exit of Jarrett Barrios from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is the latest sharp turn in the career of a charismatic local politician who at one time appeared destined for higher office in the Bay State. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)
A growing number of the betrothed are turning away from the traditional in-store gift registries in favor of an online registry for help paying for a honeymoon, buying a home, or even contributing to a charitable cause or a future child’s college fund. (By Bella English, Globe Staff)
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