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Is air travel about to get better?

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Glamour and convenience have given way to delays, long lines, and lost luggage. But new technology means relief may be in sight.


Failing the DNA test

Massachusetts is one of only two states without a law granting inmates the right to test DNA evidence to prove their innocence. A long-contested bill may finally change that.

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Red Sox’ search process is a mess

The Red Sox’ search for a manager has gone on for seven weeks. Dan Shaughnessy asks what is taking so long in what he calls a “ridiculous dog and pony show.”

Murray denies improper relationship with McLaughlin

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray insisted he was only doing his job in talking frequently with former Chelsea Housing director Michael E. McLaughlin, who resigned amid furor over his pay.

Elizabeth Warren; Scott Brown


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Who seems more like a senator?

See how Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren responded to questions about what the congressional debt supercommittee should do.

Paterno has treatable lung cancer

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, according to his son.

Mass. CEO ranks double number of women, to 6

Women’s progress in breaking through the glass ceiling remains frustratingly slow, according to the Boston Club, the women’s business group that conducts the survey.


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Police Officer John B. Maguire’s widow, Desiree, and their three adult children accepted the Hanna Medal of Honor today from Governor Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts State House.

Family of slain police officer receives Hanna Medal of Honor

The widow and children of Woburn police officer John B. Maguire, who was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 2010, accepted the award in his memory today.


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Investors shift fears on debt to Spain, France

Though Italy has been struggling in the market spotlight for days, investors yesterday turned their attention to France and Spain, whose borrowing costs spiked during the day.


Gingrich to visit Harvard today

Former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife will screen their film about American exceptionalism at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

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