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Boston To Unveil Statue Of Edgar Allen Poe

Boston is finally embracing native son Edgar Allen Poe more than 160 years after his death, despite his notoriously frosty relations with the city’s literary elite of his time,

The city will unveil a Poe statue on Sunday at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South near Boston Common

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Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Clerk Foils Robbery Attempt

Two men attempted to rob a Cumberland Farms store in the South End Friday night.ran off after the clerk refused to hand over any cash.

Police say the attempted robbery happened around 10:30pm Friday at the Cumberland Farms Store on Brock Avenue

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Memorial outside Alan Henning's home in Salford, England / Getty Images
Memorial outside Alan Henning's home in Salford, England / Getty Images

New Video Shows Brutal Murder By ISIS

An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.

The video was released Friday night. It mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq

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Mass. Health Officials Urge Caution When Reporting Ebola Cases

State health officials say they are urging hospitals in Massachusetts to err on the side of caution when it comes to reporting any patients who could possibly have been exposed to Ebola.

Dr. Albert DeMaria, an infectious disease specialist for the Department of Public Health, told a press briefing Friday that several suspicious cases were investigated in the state in recent months, but Ebola was quickly ruled out in all of them

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First Lady Michelle Obama Stumps For Coakley In Boston

First lady Michelle Obama is making a political swing through New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine.

Obama energized a crowd at the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood during a rally for state Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial bid, warning that "races like this can be won or lost by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes

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2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images
2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images

Projects Funded To Correct Damage From 2003 Bouchard Spill

State and federal environmental officials have announced the second round of remediation projects in the wake of an oil spill in Buzzards Bay in 2003 that damaged the Massachusetts and Rhode Island shorelines

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Liberia Restricting Media Access To Ebola Patients

Liberia is instituting new rules to restrict media access to Ebola patients. Journalists must now have official permission to photograph or film patients being treated for the deadly disease. Government officials cite privacy issues, but the new policy was announced the same day an NBC News cameraman from Providence, Rhode Island  became the first foreign journalist to test positive for Ebola

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Two Rescued, Search Continues For Third Off RI

Two men have been rescued but the search continues for a third after their boat sank near the entrance to the Sakonnet River.

The Coast Guard says it received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday from a relative who said the men aboard the 17-foot vessel were overdue from a day trip

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The Most Likely Age Group To Dress Up For Halloween Is Not Kids

A new survey finds that children are not the demographic most likely to buy a costume for Halloween.

Conducted by the National Confectioners Association, the poll says more Millennials will be dressing up than kids

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Credit: Twitter

Parents: Cameraman in good spirits despite Ebola

 

The parents of an American freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola say their son is in good spirits.

Ashoka Mukpo was hired Tuesday to be the second cameraman in Liberia for NBC's chief medical editor and correspondent Dr. Nan

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