- Martha Coakley widens probe of for-profit schools: The Mass. attorney general has broadened her investigation into recruiting and lending practices at for-profit colleges and trade schools. Globe business reporter Todd Wallack details.
- DiMasi appeal to test ruling on bribery: The case of former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi and a lobbyist friend could help to redefine the standards for political bribery in federal courts. Globe metro reporter Milton J. Valencia elaborates.
- Kansas gallery recalls presidential also-rans: Mitt Romney's portrait is the most recent addition to the "They Also Ran Gallery," above a bank lobby in Norton, Kansas. Globe Washington bureau reporter Matt Viser explains.
- Hillary, Tina, and girls like them:
Hillary Clinton and Tina Fey give professional women permission not to fret. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.
- State Senate seat may slip from Southie: Jack Hart's exit may serve as catalyst for an election that could send sparks flying, if it ends up pitting South Boston against Dorchester. Globe metro columnist Adrian Walker reports.