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Obama Admits U.S. Tortured Prisoners After 9-11

President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, ``we tortured some folks.''

Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques

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D-A Sutter Touts New Gun Violence Bill

District Attorney Sam Sutter says there's a lot of positive provisions in the state's new, comprehensive gun violence bill passed by the Legislature.

Sutter says the bill takes steps to enhance mental health background checks on gun buyers

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Patrick Reviews Last-Minute Bills

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's pleased lawmakers were able to pass several major bills, but wants time to review them before deciding which to sign into law.

Patrick made his comments Friday morning just hours after lawmakers wrapping up work on their two-year formal session, blowing past a Thursday midnight deadline

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Ebola Outbreak Termed “Out Of Control”

The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control.

WHO chief Margaret Chan warned today that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it

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Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament 2014 Schedule

So, I know it's a bit early but I'm very excited for the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (Madeira Feast) and I just couldn't wait to give you all a heads up of how the weekend's events will work out.

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Police Investigate South End Stabbing

A 22 year old New Bedford man walked into the South End Police Station Thursday night, suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen.

According to Lt. Steven Forand, the man said he was attacked outside a liquor store on West Rodney French Boulevard

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Technology Bond Bill Provides Funding For Mass. Schools

State lawmakers have given final approval to a Technology Bond bill that includes $38-million for technology upgrades in Bay State schools.

Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford added the school funding provision to the bill

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Campaign Finance Bill Clears Mass. House And Senate

A bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs is heading to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk

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Senate Panel Recommends Some Boards And Commissions Be Eliminated

Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant.

That's according to a report issued by a Senate committee that reviewed nearly 400 state entities and offered a serious of recommendations to fix the problems

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Stocks Tumble In Biggest One-Day Drop In Five Months

For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.

There were weak corporate results, the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and tensions between the West and Russia. On top of that, some investors feared that stocks have become too pricey after three years without a significant downturn

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