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Is North Korea's involvement in the Sony hack enough to land the country back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism?

8 Children Found Dead In North Queensland Home

Charged With Murder

The tragic story unfolds regarding the deaths of eight children in Australia.

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Truck Driver Attacked In Westport

Westport Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who attempted to rob a truck full of cigarettes Friday at Supreme Gas at 174 State Road.

According to Police, the suspect attacked the truck driver, punching him and firing a stun gun at his face and neck

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New Bedford Adding More Police Officers

The City of New Bedford is hiring seven new police officers.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place Monday at 9am in the Ashley Room at City Hall.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the most important task of government is protecting people, and the new officers will help with that job

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Civic Engagement Earns UMass Dartmouth Students Place On Honor Roll

UMass Dartmouth students have spent more than 200,000 hours performing acts of community service, both on the Southcoast, and in other nations. That's earned the University a spot near the top of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Role, for the third year in a row

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Obama: Sony Made A Mistake In Pulling “The Interview”

President Obama says Sony made a mistake in pulling a controversial movie after a massive cyber attack. During a White House news conference, the President said foreign powers must not be able to impose censorship on the U

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Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI, No Jail Time

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested.

Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District Court on Friday morning

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Little-Known Book By Pope Outlines Views, Hopes For Cuba

A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into Francis' views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that shaped his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Cuban Cigar Boom? Stores And Customers Say Not Yet

The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business.

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Winter Date Ideas

Believe it or not, winter is here as of Sunday, December 21st! Before you head out for date night with your significant other, make sure you take a look at this list for some inspiration. Some of these should be done before Christmas, but you still have a few days to fit them in

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The Cinderella Murder Reveals Who Has The Missing Shoe [REVIEW]

I have not read a book by Mary Higgins Clark in quite some time. So I really didn't know what to expect when reading The Cinderella Murder. However, I did enjoy Clark's latest for its methodical plotting.

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Photo From Southcoast Health

“Topping Off” Ceremony In Dartmouth

Acadia Healthcare and Southcoast Health held a topping off ceremony Thursday for a $30 million behavorial health hospital in Dartmouth.

The new CEO of the venture, Bill Parsons, says the hospital is urgently needed in the Southcoast, where currently mental health facilities are overhwhelmed

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Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration About To Begin

City leaders and benefactors are hoping for smooth sailing for the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey in the years ahead.

More than 50 supporters of the vessel gathered at the Whaling Museum Thursday to mark the start of a $6 million restoration project, funded by the state and private doners

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Tsarnaev’s Lawyer Will Seek Delay In Trial

A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says the defense plans to ask to delay the start of his trial.

Attorney David Bruck told the judge during Tsarnaev's final pretrial conference Thursday that the defense plans to soon file a motion for a continuance

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Matt Camara TSM

Alves Proposes Lottery Ticket To Help Pay For Southcoast Rail

New Bedford City Councilor David Alves wants the state to establish a lottery ticket to help raise money to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project.

Alves is proposing that the tickets be sold in Eastern Massachusetts only, but he says if state lawmakers from our region could muster the support for a statewide ticket, he wouldn't be opposed

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