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INNOVATION ECONOMY

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Benefits at risk,
Geithner warns

As the nation inched closer yesterday to what the White House says would be a catastrophic default on its massive debt, President Obama’s administration ratcheted up the pressure on Republicans by suggesting Social Security checks for some 55 million Americans could be in jeopardy if no deal is reached in the next three weeks. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Menino threatens to quit plan
targeting crime by immigrants

In an abrupt turnaround, Mayor Menino has said he will withdraw Boston police from the federal Secure Communities program unless US federal immigration officials limit their deportation efforts to only those immigrants who have committed serious crimes. (By Martine Powers and Stewart Bishop, Globe Correspondents)

Innovation schools catch on

A growing number of school districts from Boston to Western Massachusetts are embracing a new kind of school to pursue educational innovations and compete more aggressively with charter schools.
(By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

Legislators to press transportation chief

State legislative leaders yesterday demanded that the secretary of transportation answer tough questions about his agency’s reluctance to write down information that could have political or professional consequences, including engineers’ failure to document the fall of a 110-pound light fixture in one of the Big Dig tunnels in February. (By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff)

Clemens’s strategy closely watched

Roger Clemens will stride into the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse today, probably flanked by his wife and followed by cameras, in a scene that will be repeated in coming weeks, making his days as a dominant Red Sox pitcher seem even more distant. (By Shira Springer, Globe Staff)

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