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Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth gets another 20 years

The renewal, even as safety questions linger, ended the longest-ever review of a US nuclear power plant’s request.

Kerry hits Romney on foreign policy

Senator John Kerry Friday called Mitt Romney “naive’’ and “wrong’’ for asserting that Russia is the nation’s top enemy.

Menino criticizes Brown’s focus on Warren’s heritage

On a day when Senator Scott Brown sought to fan further questions about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has not been shy about praising Brown, made clear he is fed up with the issue. “I think she has come clean but nobody has let her off the hook,” Menino said. “It’s not relevant at all in the campaign. Let’s talk about the real issues: education, housing, crime. Those are the real issues we should be talking about. This is one of the issues that you [use to] try to divert as a candidate because you can’t deal with the real issues.”

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Death of an Everett crossing guard hits home with peers

At the T-shaped Dorchester intersection where Columbia Road meets Pond Street, Sharon Walsh and Cecelia Webbe attempt to navigate chaos. School buses idle and hoards of children wait to cross the street outside Russell Elementary School. About a block away is the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue - it’s a common thoroughfare for ambulances and people seeking a ramp to I-93. Drivers regularly turn right on red, though a sign forbids it.

Curt Schilling’s dream died quite quickly at 38 Studios

The stunning collapse came after an underwhelming last pitch from Schilling to save his firm, which was desperately in need for millions more from R.I.