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Offshore Leasing Set For January

An auction date has been set for wind energy leases to develop more than 742,000 acres off the Massachusetts coast.

The sale is set for Jan. 29. It's the largest auction for commercial offshore wind energy leases

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Hagel Out As Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is headed out the door. President Obama announced Hagel's resignation in a statement at the White House. Obama praised Hagel's tenure as defense chief and called him a great friend

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Ohio Police Shoot Boy With Fake Gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a ‘‘probably fake’’ gun at a playground

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Pats Stymie Lions, Grab Win 9

The New England Patriots used a combination of a dominant defensive performance and efficient offense to blow past the Detroit Lions 34-9, at Gillette Stadium, Sunday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Makes All of the Money and It’s Still Not Enough

There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

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james boulette

Dartmouth Indians Earn Division 3 Super Bowl Berth

Dartmouth High School is loving the new MIAA Football Playoff System.  The Indians came from behind on Saturday and defeated previously unbeaten Walpole, 20-16.

The win puts Dartmouth in the Division Three Super Bowl on December 6th at Gillette Stadium against Melrose

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Obama: Keep Protests Peaceful In Ferguson

President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful.

Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to protest actions they think are unjust

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Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Family Welcome Center Holds Open House

An Open House Friday at the Family Welcome Center in the Paul Rodrigues Administration building on County Street.

Dozens of school department employees and their community partners attended.

The Center offers a variety of services to families entering the New Bedford school system

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New Deadlines Set For Region C Casino

State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan

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SJC Overturns Murder Conviction In New Bedford Case

The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned a murder conviction in the 2005 slaying of a man in New Bedford and ordered a new trial.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday ruled that a lower court judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession to be admitted as evidence in the case against John Burgos

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