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    Botswana Worlds 2011

    Real winner of this year's 'Olympics of Debating'? Host nation, Botswana.

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    Unity on MLK Day

    Governor Deval Patrick criticized the US Supreme Court for considering stepping back from its 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools.

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    Unlearning Preconceptions

    Prisons across Massachusetts lack federal or state funding for college-degree programs, yet professors in the Pioneer Valley are launching courses for inmates and students.

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    Downtown Celebrates a Graduation

    As the graduates of Millennium High School in Lower Manhattan danced through their prom night, they celebrated the school that grew out of the rubble of Sept. 11, 2001.

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    Q&A | Barbara Ehrenreich

    In "Bright-Sided," author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the all-American philosophy of positive thinking.

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    Planting Peace in Tender Minds

    "There's no monsters anymore," said Althea Robinson, a preschool teacher at the center. "There's kids killing each other. That's the new monster."

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    Michelle Obama’s Message

    The U.S. first lady encourages young women in Gaborone, Botswana.

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    Best of the Northwest

    The Seattle Times' 19th annual ranking of the region's top public companies for 2009 and a special analysis of the top companies of the decade, 2000-09.

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    A House of Style

    Homeless patients get salon treatment at Jamaica Plain rehab center.

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    Savio Shuts Down

    A neighborhood institution falls after 49 years, leaving frustration, sadness, and memories.