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February 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The special election to choose a successor to the late Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) will be held June 4, with the primary on April 30, Gov. William F. Weld announced. Conte, 69, the ranking Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, died Feb. 8 after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. The congressman's widow, Corinne, is considering running for the state's vacant 1st District seat.
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February 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The special election to choose a successor to the late Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) will be held June 4, with the primary on April 30, Gov. William F. Weld announced. Conte, 69, the ranking Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, died Feb. 8 after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. The congressman's widow, Corinne, is considering running for the state's vacant 1st District seat.
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October 3, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
Mitt Romney has long relegated his record as governor of Massachusetts to the bottom tier of topics that he brings up in his campaign for president. But in his first debate with President Obama, the Republican nominee highlighted his leadership of Massachusetts on healthcare, education and taxes, framing his one term as governor, from 2003 to 2007, as a model for moderation in Washington at a time when Obama is portraying him as beholden to his party's right wing. Romney has barely mentioned his stint as governor in his campaign advertising and rarely talks about it in public remarks.
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September 13, 2006 | Karen Kaplan, Times Staff Writer
UC San Francisco researcher Renee Reijo Pera has a well-equipped laboratory, generous funding and an ample staff of scientists working to create new lines of embryonic stem cells. She has everything she needs to do cutting-edge work except one thing: fresh human eggs. While the world debates the morality of stem cell research, scientists are grappling with a more basic issue -- a shortage of eggs that they say is crippling their work. "Without eggs, there's no research," said Dr.
NATIONAL
January 10, 2006 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Winter has barely begun, and the soaring cost of home heating oil has already forced the poor to cut back on food, medicine and clothing -- a plight known in the frigid Northeast as "heat or eat." Heating oil costs doubled in the last two years and climbed 21% during November and December, the Department of Energy said. Consumers all over the country are feeling the pinch.
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October 12, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Clashing in a feisty, hard-edged debate, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night repeatedly accused challenger Paul D. Ryan and his running mate, Mitt Romney, of favoring the rich at the expense of middle-class Americans and engaging in loose talk that could lead the country to another war. Ryan responded by saying Biden and President Obama had failed to turn the country around economically and, lacking accomplishments, were engaged in the...
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