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State needs $10b for transportation; tax hikes may loom

A state transportation report includes options for a 30-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, a sales tax of 7.75 percent, and an income tax of 5.66 percent.

// GOP won’t collect ‘ransom’ in debt talks, Obama says

Saying that the “full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip,” President Obama demanded that lawmakers quickly raise the debt ceiling.

// Swartz was offered deal of six months in prison, lawyer says

During plea talks, federal prosecutors told Aaron Swartz he must spend time in jail to settle his MIT hacking case.

Mark Barden (lef) and Jennifer Hensel (right) held photos of their children Daniel Barden, and Aville Richman, respectively,  during the launch of The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit created in response to the Newtown shootings.

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Parents of Newtown victims call for national dialogue

On the one-month anniversary of the shootings, a group that included victims’ parents called for open-minded discussions on a range of issues, including guns, mental health, and safety in schools.


Chuck Hagel will too set policy

The secretary of defense, Hagel’s defenders assert, does not set foreign policy. But have we learned nothing? Of course he does.


Vietnam haunts nominations

When John Kerry and Chuck Hagel climb Capitol Hill seeking Senate confirmation, John McCain’s ring is the one they must kiss.

Danny Ainge has been pleased with the development of the players he brought in in the offseason.

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Danny Ainge says he is content with Celtics roster

With two available roster spots, the Celtics could make an addition, but the team president said there is no guarantee he will make a deal.

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