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Scotland Votes On Independence Today

The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s doctor says the mayor has cancer.

Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor which he described as ‘‘very rare’’ and ‘‘very difficult

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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Jonathan Dwyer (20) / Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Jonathan Dwyer (20) / Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Another NFL Player Deactivated After Assault Arrest

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child

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More On Suffolk Downs Closing

New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a state license for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs.

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs' chief operating officer, said workers were told Wednesday that the live horse racing season that ends Sept

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Greg Hardy Takes Voluntary Leave Of Absence

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the team.

General Manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy has agreed to be placed on the exempt list as his domestic violence case plays out

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Anti-Casino Activists And Casino Proponents Agree To Debate

Anti-casino activists are calling on the state's top lawmakers and executives from the three casino companies that have won state gambling licenses to a political debate.

The Repeal the Casino Deal group proposed on Wednesday a series of ``independent, media-sponsored'' debates between now and the Nov

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Panel Recommends Steps To Protect Cod In Gulf Of Maine

Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine's declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended a battery of changes, including implementing expansions to existing inshore spawning closures

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Unveils Economic Plan

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled an economic development plan he says will create jobs, strengthen communities and build better schools.

The plan calls for using tax credits to offset the cost of minimum wage increases, and to reward businesses that hire welfare recipients and veterans

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Minnesota Vikings v St. Louis Rams

Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says team officials made a mistake by activating star running back Adrian Peterson. Wilf said this morning that it's important to listen to the team's fans and sponsors

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