Pounds of prescription painkillers sold per 10,000 people in 2010:
- Less than 10 pounds
- 10-14.99 pounds
- 15-19.99 pounds
- 20-24.99 pounds
- 25 pounds or more
Pounds of prescription painkillers sold per 10,000 people in 2010:
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Higher heating costshave reduced the amount of money that consumers can spend on clothes, electronics, or restaurant meals.
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As Crimea voted to rejoin Russia, ethnic-Russian protesters elsewhere in the country demanded a similar secession vote in their own region.
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The crowd was already up on its feet, clapping and cheering when Senator Linda Dorcena Forry took the stage, belting, “If you’re Irish, this is the place for you.” But, aware that some longtime viewers of the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston might be shocked to see a Haitian-American woman hosting the 70-year-old political roast, she offered a few reassuring words. “For those of you watching at home, do not adjust your television set,” Dorcena Forry said, as the audience roared with laughter. “There is nothing wrong with the picture on your TV. That is right, everyone. That’s right. I’m a woman!”
Much of the annual breakfast remained familiar – down to the long litany of cringe-inducing jokes by elected officials. But this was also a very different event, infused with fresh energy and interest as Dorcena Forry made her debut in what has been widely seen as a sign of Boston’s evolution from a parochial town of old ethnic allegiances to a multiracial city of new faces and shifting centers of power.
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In the hours after his disclosure he is battling an advanced form of cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes became public, former mayor Thomas M. Menino has received an outpouring of support from people across the city he helmed for more than 20 years.
From Grove Hall to City Hall, residents and officials alike wished Menino a speedy recovery, saying they were certain the man who will always be known as “mayor” would not back down from a tough fight.
During an appearance Sunday at a farmers market in Dorchester’s Codman Square, Menino struck an upbeat and defiant tone, calling himself a “fighter” who would conquer cancer just as he had previous health problems.
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Transplant leaders are tackling ethically challenging questions such as which disfigured patients across the country should get priority.
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SEPANG, Malaysia — A signaling system was disabled on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet before a pilot spoke to air traffic control without mentioning trouble, a senior Malaysian official said Sunday, reinforcing theories that one of the pilots may have been involved in diverting the plane.
With the increasing likelihood that Flight 370 was purposefully diverted and flown possibly thousands of miles from its planned route, Malaysian officials faced more questions about how the investigation, marked by days of contradictory government statements, might have ballooned into a global goose chase for information.
Prime Minister Najib Razak acknowledged Saturday that military radar and satellite data raised the possibility that the plane could have ended up somewhere in Indonesia, the southern Indian Ocean, or along a vast arc of territory from northern Laos across western China to Central Asia.
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Oates, the state’s new head of technology, has pledged his office will take a more active role in overseeing the state’s big information technology contracts.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Army general prosecuted in the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges in exchange for the dismissal of accusations that he twice forced his mistress into oral sex, threatened to kill her and her family, and performed sexual acts with her in a parked car in Germany and on a hotel balcony in Tucson.
The new guilty pleas, are expected to be entered by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair in military court at Fort Bragg, N.C., as soon as Monday morning.
They would end an embarrassing two-year case against one of the military’s rising stars that was derailed this year after prosecutors concluded that their chief witness may have lied under oath at a pretrial hearing.
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After weeks of tense negotiations between parade organizers and a gay rights group, the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration wound its way through South Boston beneath a bright sun that shone down on few hints of politics or controversy.
The crowds were massive and raucous, as in any year, and marchers appeared good-humored and proud — of their Irish heritage, military service, the close-knit neighborhood, and, in some cases, the inclusiveness of the new South Boston.
Marchers from the South Boston Association of Non-Profits, including members of the gay community, carried a rainbow of banners expressing the group’s values: “We stand for equality,” read one. “We stand for respect.” “We stand for inclusion.”
“People were very happy to see us,” said Michael Dowling, president of the association, which includes 70 South Boston nonprofits.
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At a bare minimum, the smooth functioning of the court system requires a register who isn’t actively disruptive.
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There should be deeper scrutiny of the numerous new journals that are popping up to feed researchers’ desire for published credentials.
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Such barbaric measures are not only clearly dehumanizing; they have been proven to be unnecessary for public safety.
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Let this be a lesson to the coaches who just want to assemble AAU all-star teams. Basketball is still a team game, not a collective NBA audition.
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Warp Drive Bio has a good chance of getting its first products into clinical trials by next year, according to founder and CEO Gregory Verdine said.
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The United States rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia, while shifting sights to deterring possible military advances elsewhere in Ukraine that could inflame the crisis.
As Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the vote would never be recognized by the United States.
Obama, who spoke with Putin in a telephone call, said the vote violated the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention. He also said the United States is prepared to impose retaliatory penalties on Russia.
The White House said in a statement that ‘‘no decisions should be made about the future of Ukraine without the Ukrainian government.’’
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NEW YORK — Workers cleared some of the last rubble from the site of a massive explosion in New York City on Sunday, allowing arson detectives and fire marshals to enter the basements of the destroyed buildings to examine gas pipes, meters, and any possible ignition sources that might have caused the explosion.
A pair of congregations gathered at services to mourn for the eight people killed in the explosion. One congregation lost its church, which was located in one of the ruined buildings. Another congregation lost two members in the blast.
Members of the Spanish Christian Church, which was on the first floor of one of the buildings, held a three-hour service at the Church of God, which is a few blocks from the blast site.
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The police phalanxes, Clydesdale horses, and the float carrying St. Patrick had already finished their raucous trek through South Boston late Sunday when a second contingency of marchers brought their parade down a now deserted Dorchester Street.
Participants in the Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade have coalesced around their exclusion from the main parade, which they follow a mile behind. By late afternoon, they are marching down a route littered with the signs of earlier revelry: stumbling stragglers looking for a way home, discarded plastic cups, and spent cigarette butts.
“It’s really idiotic that we’re not allowed in the parade,” said Pat Scanlon, coordinator for the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans For Peace, which runs the alternative event. “We should have one big parade.”
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My patient, Janis, is dying. She wants you to know what you can do to help yourself when your turn comes. Because it will.
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