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UMass president Robert L. Caret resigns; will go to Maryland

bostonglobe.com — University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is resigning his post to take a top post at the University of Maryland, a top UMass official has confirmed.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: UMass president Robert Caret has been appointed to lead the University of Maryland system, officials in Maryland said bit.ly/1DPf1Lo

Dec 17, 2014

RT @leung: Big change: UMass president Robert Caret to resign and to head University of Maryland system bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/… via @BostonGlobe

Dec 17, 2014

Big change: UMass president Robert Caret to resign and to head University of Maryland system bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/… via @BostonGlobe

Dec 17, 2014

via @BostonGlobe: UMass president Robert Caret expected to resign to head Univ of Maryland system bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

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Fung Wah buses get federal approval to return to the road

bostonglobe.com — Fung Wah, the cut-rate bus company that provided service between Boston and New York and had its federal license revoked in March 2013 for safety violations, has been granted permission to resume operations. In a statement, the company said it had reached an agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates interstate bus travel, in November.
Dec 17, 2014

My question: Will resumed (presumably cheap) Fung Wah bus service help bring down prices on other NY-Boston carriers? ow.ly/G2PKc

Dec 17, 2014

Fung Wah is coming back: @TheNewsHam reports feds gave the bus company permission to resume operations bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Fung Wah gets federal approval to return to the road more than a year after regulators pulled its license ow.ly/G30o6

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Fung Wah gets federal approval to return to the road more than a year after regulators pulled its license ow.ly/G30o6

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Fung Wah gets federal approval to return to the road more than a year after regulators pulled its license ow.ly/G30o6

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn’t have been executed in SC

bostonglobe.com — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths of two white girls in segregated South Carolina. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen ruled the state did a great injustice when it put George Stinney in the electric chair less than two months after he was convicted and just 12 weeks after he was arrested.
Dec 17, 2014

Named George Stinney: "@BostonGlobe Judge overturns conviction of 14 yr old executed in '44 ow.ly/G3WOJ pic.twitter.com/hZa3c7q8Fx

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Judge overturns murder conviction of 14-year-old boy who was executed in 1944 ow.ly/G3WOJ pic.twitter.com/OJSMlDxhTf

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Judge overturns murder conviction of 14-year-old boy who was executed in 1944 ow.ly/G3WOJ pic.twitter.com/OJSMlDxhTf

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Judge overturns murder conviction of 14-year-old boy who was executed in 1944 ow.ly/G3WOJ pic.twitter.com/OJSMlDxhTf

Dec 17, 2014

RT @TubbSky: That argument against capital punishment in full > @BostonGlobe: Judge overturns conviction of 14yo executed in 1944 http://t.…

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Live video: Obama on policy shift toward Cuba

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama thanks Pope Francis, the government of Canada for help with Cuba talks. Watch: ow.ly/G3Aqj

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: "To the Cuban people, America extends a hand of friendship," Obama says ow.ly/G3A9g

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama: "I do not expect the changes I am announcing today to bring about a transformation of Cuban society overnight" ow.ly/G3zXJ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: "Where we can advance shared interests, we will," Obama says of US-Cuban relations ow.ly/G3yEl

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama: "We are taking steps to increase travel, commerce, and the flow of information" to and from Cuba ow.ly/G3z4m

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US, Cuba agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: ‘‘Isolation has not worked,’’ Obama said today of Cuba. ‘‘It’s time for a new approach.’’ ow.ly/G3OZM pic.twitter.com/RPv0SqTb1r

Dec 17, 2014

'US to start talks with Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations, officials say The Boston Globe' is.gd/iupKSd #Cuba

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeDavidD: A thaw, after decades: US to start talks with Cuba to normalize relations. ow.ly/G2ZFp

Dec 17, 2014

A thaw, after decades: US to start talks with Cuba to normalize relations. ow.ly/G2ZFp

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Feds arrest 14 tied to NECC, the closed pharmacy blamed on causing 64 deaths with tainted drugs

bostonglobe.com — Two owners and 12 other people associated with the Framingham compounding company blamed for sending toxic prescriptions across the country, allegedly killing 64 people, were arrested on federal charges Wednesday morning in a series of pre-dawn raids, officials said.
Dec 17, 2014

Its about time! Owners of pharmacy tied to deadly outbreak arrested bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/… via @BostonGlobe

Dec 17, 2014

Those arrested in pharmacy case showed "extreme and appalling disregard for human life," officials said: bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Dec 17, 2014

U.S. attorney says NECC had unsanitary conditions in lab. Knew medicine was not sterile. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Dec 17, 2014

Indictments include allegations that two owners responsible for second degree murder of 25 patients in eight states. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

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Fed says it will take ‘patient’ approach to rate hikes

bostonglobe.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening US job market and economy. But it will be ''patient'' in determining when to raise them.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama's actions won't make Cuban cigars available in US unless Congress lifts trade embargo. bit.ly/1zwDEXU pic.twitter.com/KUhH1tF7lZ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama's actions won't make Cuban cigars available in US unless Congress lifts trade embargo. bit.ly/1zwDEXU pic.twitter.com/KUhH1tF7lZ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama's actions won't make Cuban cigars available in US unless Congress lifts trade embargo. bit.ly/1zwDEXU pic.twitter.com/KUhH1tF7lZ

New Hampshire man in teen kidnap case faces 205-count indictment

bostonglobe.com — The New Hampshire man who allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl as she was heading home from her high school in Conway and then imprisoned her for nine months has been indicted on 205 criminal charges.
Dec 17, 2014

N.H. man indicted on 205 charges in kidnapping, torture and rape of 14 year old girl. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: BREAKING: N.H. man accused in kidnapping of teen faces 205-count indictment ow.ly/G4gQD pic.twitter.com/pGxGJ76iRq

Dec 17, 2014

BREAKING: New Hampshire man in teen kidnap case indicted on 205 counts. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Could Big Pharma’s appetite for local biotechs hurt independents?

bostonglobe.com — Those sounds you hear reverberating through the local biotech industry are the heavy footsteps of Big Pharma. Uncorking its plan to buy Lexington's Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $9.5 billion last week, New Jersey-based Merck & Co. became the latest drug giant to expand its presence here.
Dec 17, 2014

Could Big Pharma’s appetite for Massachusetts biotechs consume our independent firms? bostonglobe.com/business/2014/… via @BostonGlobe

Dec 17, 2014

Could Big Pharma’s appetite for local biotechs hurt independents? bostonglobe.com/business/2014/… via @BostonGlobe

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeRobW: 'Hollywood effect.' Everyone in life sciences has to be in Boston/Cambridge, but scale tipping to pharma, My latest: bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeRobW: 'Hollywood effect.' Everyone in life sciences has to be in Boston/Cambridge, but scale tipping to pharma, My latest: bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Dec 17, 2014

'Hollywood effect.' Everyone in life sciences has to be in Boston/Cambridge, but scale tipping to pharma, My latest: bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Stem cell scientist sues Harvard for misconduct investigation

bostonglobe.com — A prominent and controversial heart stem-cell scientist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his collaborator have filed suit in federal court against the hospital and Harvard Medical School, saying they are conducting "a procedurally and legally flawed investigation" into alleged scientific misconduct by the researchers.
Dec 17, 2014

Full pdf of lawsuit against Harvard, Brigham, Dr. Betsy Nabel now available here bit.ly/1yYIIBG #stemcells #retraction

Dec 17, 2014

RT @pknoepfler: Whoa. Stem cell scientist sues Harvard over misconduct investigation. Allegedly >15 papers examined bostonglobe.com/news/science/2…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Stem cell scientist sues Harvard over what he calls a "flawed" misconduct investigation ow.ly/G3MNc

Dec 17, 2014

RT @Carolynyjohnson: Prominent heart stem cell scientist sues Harvard for investigating alleged scientific misconduct in his lab bit.ly/1yYIIBG

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Pharmacy allegedly made fraudulent drugs for ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Chester Cheeto’

bostonglobe.com — Compounding pharmacies exist to help patients get rarely used drugs that aren't available on the mass market. They're not supposed to make any drugs unless they have a specific patient who needs them.
Dec 17, 2014

NECC allgedly used fake names of patients for their drugs, including: Big Baby Jesus, Hugh Jass, Filet O'fish. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Dec 17, 2014

This is like a bad Simpsons episode. But deadly. Pharmacy allegedly used fake names for bulk production bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeGideon: NECC allegedly created prescriptions with phony names -- Bud Weiser, Chris Rock, Fat Albert etc. bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/… via @BostonGlobe

Mass. shortfall is closer to $750m, tax group warns

bostonglobe.com — A massive $750 million shortfall, larger than previously estimated, will confront Governor-elect Charlie Baker when he takes office next month, potentially forcing him to make unpopular cuts as he begins his term, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: The Massachusetts budget shortfall is closer to $750 million, tax group warns ow.ly/G38ww #mapoli

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: The Massachusetts budget shortfall is closer to $750 million, tax group warns ow.ly/G38ww #mapoli

Top theater chains cancel ‘The Interview’ showings

bostonglobe.com — The top theater chains in North America have dropped ''The Interview'' after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.

Cuban exiles cling to decades-old paradigms

bostonglobe.com — It started as a normal day at El Oriental de Cuba, but things quickly got exciting. With the historic news this morning signaling a new and long-awaited era in US-Cuba foreign relations, owner Nobel Garcia was flooded with media requests to comment.

David Krejci may return to Bruins’ lineup tonight

bostonglobe.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Bruins might be getting a big piece back in their lineup on Wednesday night in Minnesota. According to Claude Julien, David Krejci is a possibility to play against the Wild. But nothing is assured.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @BGlobeSports: David Krejci may return to Bruins’ lineup tonight vs. Wild. Here’s @AmalieBenjamin’s pregame report: bit.ly/1BZFGjZ

Dec 17, 2014

David Krejci may return to Bruins’ lineup tonight vs. Wild. Here’s @AmalieBenjamin’s pregame report: bit.ly/1BZFGjZ

Red Sox acquire pitcher Anthony Varvaro from Braves

bostonglobe.com — The Red Sox added a potentially important piece to their bullpen on Wednesday at low cost, obtaining righthander Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. Varvaro, 30, was acquired for Double A reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash. Continue reading below After pitching sporadically in the majors for parts of three years, Varvaro struck with the Braves in 2013 and put together two solid seasons.

US Olympic Committee to submit a bid for 2024 games, with Boston among the contenders

bostonglobe.com — The US Olympic Committee's board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Games and next month will choose one candidate from among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to join what is expected to be a crowded international field.
Dec 17, 2014

"The Games have been away from the United States for a long time." It's only been TWELVE YEARS! bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/12… @NoBosOlympics

Dec 17, 2014

Noooo. Boston gets gridlocked when someone sneezes, so I don't see this going well. bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/12…

Dec 17, 2014

Boston still in hunt for 2024 Olympics following USOC board meeting bit.ly/1uSskjJ

Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses

bostonglobe.com — The year is 2020, and Mitt Romney is speaking at the Republican National Convention. This time, he's not accepting the presidential nomination, but rather his job is to eviscerate Deval Patrick's record as governor. Romney ticks off the Democrat's management lapses: a malfunctioning health insurance website, dead children under state care, scandal at a state lab.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeRobW: Focusing on MA brainpower, @MassGovernor "got us to remember just how special we are" writes @leung ow.ly/G2DHI

Dec 17, 2014

Focusing on Bay State brainpower, @MassGovernor "got us to remember just how special we are," writes @leung. bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Dec 17, 2014

On Patrick: biz community gives thumbs up for driving innovation economy, thumbs down for reining in red tape. ow.ly/G2lXL

Dec 17, 2014

Say what you will about Patrick oversight of agencies, but on economy he grew jobs 4.1%, compared to 1.7% bostonglobe.com/business/2014/… #mapoli

Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

bostonglobe.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The US and Cuba soon will begin talks to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in US policy toward the communist island in decades.