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US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

bostonglobe.com — My Morning Cup features the coffee rituals that most of us have. People from all walks of life - from US senators to ballplayers, subway drivers to college professors - have submitted entries that will run each day. Ernest Moniz, 69 Brookline Continue reading below US Secretary of Energy Describe your coffee routine.
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Search continues for soldiers who went missing from Cape Cod base

bostonglobe.com — The search continues this morning for three Afghan National Army soldiers who went missing from a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Captain Noorullah Aminyar were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis on Saturday evening, according to Colonel James Sahady, a Massachusetts National Guard spokesman.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @TheBelloBlotter: Three Afghan army officials detained at border crossing near Niagara Falls after leaving Cape Cod base. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Sep 22, 2014

The Afghan soldiers were detained about 1 p.m. They were last seen with group at Cape Cod Mall Saturday night. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Sep 22, 2014

Three Afghan army officials detained at border crossing near Niagara Falls after leaving Cape Cod base. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Sep 22, 2014

Patrick: Missing Afghan soldiers on Cape may be seeking to defect. ow.ly/BMu5s

Sep 22, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: US Central Command says if missing Afghan soldiers “are here on a visa, it’s not as if they are breaking any laws.” ow.ly/BM0jh

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Electronic health records vendor CompuGroup blocks Maine practice from accessing patient data

bostonglobe.com — CompuGroup Medical, the electronic health records vendor for Full Circle Health Care in Presque Isle, Maine, delivered an ultimatum in an e-mail: Unless Full Circle paid $20,000 in disputed charges, its patient records would remain locked down. It's a hardball tactic that specialists in the field say is unusual for its aggressiveness and, in terms of patient safety, dangerous.
Sep 22, 2014

This story about an EHR vendor-medical practice dispute is pretty incredible. bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20… via @BostonGlobe

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Avatar mice help develop new cancer treatments

bostonglobe.com — oSome of the most important occupants of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center live in cages in a gleaming tower near Longwood Avenue. They are furry little mice, in varieties of white and brown and black, with long pink tails. And they could play a vital role in the search for cures for cancer.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @Priyanka_Dayal: Why cancer patients are shipping their tumor cells to BIDMC-- a new way of developing treatments, using mice bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Sep 22, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Boston medical center, Maine lab team up to implant patients’ actual cancers in rodents to help fight them better ow.ly/BMcXg

Sep 22, 2014

Why cancer patients are shipping their tumor cells to BIDMC-- a new way of developing treatments, using mice bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Sep 22, 2014

Beth Israel's mouse lab, long used with the Cancer Center ( ow.ly/BLFFE ) is expanding, @Priyanka_Dayal ow.ly/BLFI5

Child poverty continues to climb in Massachusetts

bostonglobe.com — The persistent rise of child poverty in Massachusetts -- confirmed by the latest census figures -- is the result of costly day care and housing, the proliferation of low-wage jobs, and a labor market that can be difficult for young parents to break into, according to specialists in the field.
Sep 22, 2014

The state's economy is rebounding. Tell that to kids living below the poverty level. bostonglobe.com/business/2014/… via @BostonGlobe

Sep 22, 2014

Must-read of the day: "Child poverty rose in MA even as it is dropping nationally." bit.ly/1rrQYLe via @BostonGlobe @ktkjohnston

Sep 22, 2014

Troubling trend in child poverty - it's continuing to climb in Massachusetts, even while falling nationally bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Sep 22, 2014

A potent reminder: just having a job isn't enough, and child poverty still climbing in MA: bostonglobe.com/business/2014/… #mapoli

Alexandria eyes life sciences development on Volpe transportation complex

bostonglobe.com — Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. has become the second major developer to express interest in building a life sciences complex on the Volpe Center site in Cambridge, a coveted Kendall Square parcel owned by the federal government.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @GlobeRobW: Big-foot life sciences developer Alexandria Real Estate ready to compete for Volpe project in Kendall Square. bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Sep 22, 2014

Big-foot life sciences developer Alexandria Real Estate ready to compete for Volpe project in Kendall Square. bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

White House security: Incident raises serious questions about potential Secret Service lapses

bostonglobe.com — Last Friday, a man with a knife was able to jump the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue and make his way into the president's residence. In response, the Secret Service is reportedly considering expanding the security perimeter around the White House - possibly even making tourists go through checkpoints when they're several blocks away, according to the New York Times.

Governor Patrick says sex offender officials were removed for mishandling his brother-in-law’s case.

bostonglobe.com — Governor Deval Patrick on Monday explained his decision last week to remove the top two officials at the state's Sex Offender Registry Board, accusing them of a litany of problems, including the inappropriate handling of a case involving his own brother-in-law.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @mlevenson: Patrick says "maybe unlawful" behavior led to shakeup at state Sex Offender Registry Board: bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Sep 22, 2014

Patrick says "maybe unlawful" behavior led to shakeup at state Sex Offender Registry Board: bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Sep 22, 2014

Gov. Patrick says sex offender officials were removed after mishandling his brother-in-law's case: bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/… #mapoli

Was it just dust? Harvard-led team’s cosmic inflation discovery uncertain

bostonglobe.com — For months, astrophysicists have been hoping that data from a European space-based telescope will bring clarity to a Harvard-led team's measurement that could either help explain the first moments of the universe, or might turn out to be merely galactic dust. The results are finally out, and so is the verdict.
Sep 22, 2014

Dust, dust, dust: evidence mounts that profound, exciting cosmic inflation discovery underestimated contamination bit.ly/1B2ahLC

Boston high-rise evacuated due to smoky fire

bostonglobe.com — A fire broke out in a downtown office building this afternoon, according to a tweet by the Boston Fire Department. Firefighters responded to One Boston Place, a 44-story high-rise office building located on Washington Street, for a fire on the fifth floor, the department said.
Sep 22, 2014

Boston high rise evacuated due to smoky fire. No injuries reported. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

State Police search for driver in fatal hit and run crash on I-495 in North Andover

bostonglobe.com — State Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash early this morning on Interstate 495 in North Andover. The truck struck 48-year-old Robin L. Mendonca of North Andover, who was on foot on the highway, at 3:40 a.m., State Police said in a statement.
Sep 22, 2014

State Police search for driver in fatal hit and run on I-495 that left North Andover woman dead. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Vehicles damaged in fire at car dealership in Sudbury

bostonglobe.com — A large fire at a luxury car dealership in Sudbury early Monday destroyed or damaged 19 cars, including pricy Jaguars and Range Rovers, officials said. Firefighters responded to the Herb Chambers Land Rover dealership on Route 20 at 1:07 a.m., the Sudbury Fire Department said in a statement.
Sep 22, 2014

19 vehicles damaged in fire at car dealership in Sudbury. Range Rovers and Jaguars. Blaze started in Jaguar. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/…

Study: Apple’s new iPhones score big in durability

bostonglobe.com — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. The iPhone 6, whose screen is 4.7 inches, did the best in a variety of tests that measure how prone smartphones are to breaking in everyday accidents, according to SquareTrade, a company that provides extended protection plans.