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Map changes incumbents’ terrain

The plan released for the state’s congressional districts would create new hurdles for some of the nine remaining members of the US House delegation.

Latest Cain accuser first to go public

Sharon Bialek, of Chicago, was the first woman to publicly identify herself as an alleged victim of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

US Sen. Grassley calls for investigation of favoritism at Chelsea Housing Authority

An influential US Senator is demanding a full explanation for why the Chelsea Housing Authority permits three managers to live in public housing projects almost rent-free when there aren’t enough subsidized apartments for the city’s low income residents.

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Doctor convicted for role in Jackson’s death

Michael Jackson’s doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death for supplying an insomnia-plagued Jackson with a powerful operating-room anesthetic to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his big comeback. The verdict against Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, could send him to prison for up to four years and cost him his license to practice medicine.

“This is not a council that just rubber-stamps everything I give them,” says Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Menino a force in today’s vote

Even as a noncandidate in today’s elections, Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s fund-raising ability serves as a reminder that he is the dominant political figure in Boston.

Girl Scouts redesign badges for new century

As Girl Scouts of the USA prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the organization has revamped its badge lineup, with some getting the ax and others getting a makeover.