Front pages: Rick Santorum’s exit, and what preceded it

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Here are some front pages from around the region.

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This Pennsylvania paper used an A.P. story to cover Santorum's withdrawal, which also wasn't prominently featured on their home page.

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A McClatchy Newspaper analysis called Santorum's withdrawal a tempering of the Tea Party view that Romney is "someone who could win, not necessarily someone who should win."

The Santorum story is on Philly.com describes the merciful gesture from a rival that preceded his exit: "Romney planned to spend $2.9 million in TV ads in Pennsylvania. But in deference to [Santorum's daughter's] illness, Romney's campaign pulled down a harsh ad that was running against Santorum in Pennsylvania."

"It just engulfed us," said one injured fireman.

The bride who lied about having terminal cancer and raised money from friends and neighbors should get mental help, some people say in this Day 2 cover story.

More on that story.

The M.T.A. said the trouble with posting "full-service directories and route-specific posters" at every station entrance is that it "is labor-intensive and costly."

Neighbors offer details about the son who allegedly murdered his mom and apologized as police led him away.

The May 5 trial at Guantanemo Bay could take a year and Khalid Sheik Mohammed has already indicated he wants to plead guilty.

Santorum's withdrawal was "abrupt" "anti-climatic" and delivered in "a hastily called 12-minute speech in a small hotel meeting room."

Old lever machines may have been faulty, said a mayoral candidate who lost by one vote.