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Coakley: Protections Still Exsist Around Abortion Clinics

Attorney General Martha Coakley is reminding patients and protesters of the legal protections that still exist around abortion clinics even after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruled the Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone law unconstitutional

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Photo - St. Lukes Hospital

New Maternity Unit Under Construction

A new maternity unit is now under construction at St. Lukes Hospital. The $13.5 million project is expected to be completed late next month.

Jeannine Fontaine, Director of Women's Health, says the new unit will be a whole new ballgame for expecting mothers and families

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11 Medical Pot Dispensaries Approved, None In Bristol County

State public health officials say 11 medical marijuana dispensaries have been cleared to move forward in Massachusetts.

The process has been on hold while the state worked to verify information provided in the applications of 20 companies that were initially cleared for licenses in January

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Cape Cod RTA

CapeFlyer Station Opens In Wareham

A new rail station opened Friday in Wareham Village. State and local officials cut a ribbon on Thursday at the new CapeFlyer rail station off Main Street in Wareham.

State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett tells WBSM News, the station will provide a comfortable spot for riders to wait for the train

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Annual Freedom Festival at UMASS Dartmouth

If you're looking for fireworks this Independence Day, you've found them. UMASS Dartmouth is once again hosting the beloved "Freedom Festival" from Bristol County Savings Bank. This family-oriented event is free, open to the public, and features great music from some the the local musicians

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Update: Welfare Overhaul Bill Clears Senate

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a welfare overhaul bill.

The bill would revive a 1995 state program designed to help place welfare recipients in full-time work and require the Department of Transitional Assistance to assign specialists to help high-risk recipients

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U.S.A Advances To Knockout Round

The U.S. is moving on to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite a 1-nil loss to Germany in its final match of group play. The Americans finished second in Group G and advance on goal differential following Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana

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Sen. Howard Baker / Photo by Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Images

Former Senator Howard Baker Dead At 88

Former Sen. Howard Baker is being remembered for his ability to reach across the aisle and to broker compromise. As former Senate colleague Bob Dole puts it, Baker ``got things done by working with both parties when it was the right thing to do

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Don Veronneau

Charles W. Morgan Returns To New Bedford [GALLERY]

The Charles W. Morgan returned to New Bedford and the Southcoast for the first time since it's departure in 1941.

Special thanks to all of the listeners who sent in pictures as the Charles W. Morgan sailed into the Whaling City's harbor! Enjoy!

 

UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
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Judge Grants Tsarnaev’s Request For Jury Records

A federal judge has granted a request from Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for jury records for Massachusetts federal courts over the last three years.

Tsarnaev's lawyers asked for the records to determine if a jury plan adopted in 2009 has corrected racial imbalances

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