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Military pay due to discharged gays

About 180 gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay.

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The World

4 Mexico deaths blamed on wild dogs

By Olga R. Rodriguez

Wild dogs mauled and killed four people whose bodies were found over the past two weeks in a park on the edge of Mexico City.

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Metro

High-tech Dreamliner grounded by small fire

 Firefighters checked out the area where a small fire broke out on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Logan Airport Monday. The fire knocked out Boston’s only nonstop flight to Asia.

By Eric Moskowitz and Katie Johnston

Smoke from a battery in the plane’s underbelly filled the cabin after passengers had disembarked at Logan Airport.

City Council reelects Stephen Murphy as leader

Stephen J. Murphy

By Andrew Ryan

Murphy will be first in the line of succession if Mayor Thomas M. Menino, 70, leaves office before his term expires at the end of the 2013.

Business

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Around the Region

Nominate the most innovative people in Mass.

By Globe Staff

Around the Region

National Grid fined over pay delays

By Erin Ailworth

Around the Region

Average gas price rises in Mass.

By Chris Reidy

Sports

Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

Alabama wins 2d straight BCS title

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron lifts the BCS championship trophy not long after he unloaded four touchdown passes.

By Paul Newberry

AJ McCarron and the Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame, 42-14, and took control of the game from the very first drive.

Christopher L. Gasper

Alabama proves SEC’s dominance

Nick Saban hoisted the BCS trophy for the third time in four years.

By Christopher L. Gasper

In routing a Notre Dame team that was way below its level, Alabama showed why it should be considered the NFL’s unofficial 33d team.