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Kids In Massachusetts Better Off Than Almost Anywhere Else

The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation.

According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts lead the nation in educational achievement and are less likely to be without health insurance than in any other state

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Rosie's Racing Pigs at Westport Fair
Photo by Greg Dudek

First Trip to the Westport Fair

Last week was filled with firsts for me. I had never been to 50's Night in downtown New Bedford, or used a typewriter, or been to the Westport Fair. Thanks to a few of my lovely listeners and coworkers, I managed to do all these things

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Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Kerry: More Than Cease Fire Is Needed In Gaza

The immediate goal is a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas -- but Secretary of State John Kerry says, ``Just reaching a cease-fire is clearly not enough.''

After meeting with Egypt's president today in Cairo, Kerry said there has to be a ``serious'' discussion of the ``underlying issues

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Parole Hearing For Man Convicted As Juvenile In 1996 Killing

The Massachusetts Parole Board held a hearing Monday for a man convicted in a 1996 killing as a juvenile.

Anthony Rolon was convicted at the age of 17 of killing 20-year-old Robert Botelho Jr at New Bedford's Presidential Heights housing complex

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David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Red Sox Hit Four Homers, Pound Jays

David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1

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Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM
Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cultural Council Grant Boosts Seaman’s Bethel Project

Members of the Mass. Cultural Council joined local officais on Monday at the Seaman's Bethel to celebrate the Council's decision to designate more than $2 million for projects on the Southcoast.

One of those projects is the restoration of the Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home on Johnny Cake Hill

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass, Lawmakers Tout Fishing Research Funding

The Mass. state budget includes $450,000 for UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Its the second year in a row that lawmakers have provided funding to study the ground-fish stocks off New England

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Fighting Continues In Middle East

As top diplomats from the United States and the U.N. try to work out a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip is signaling that his group won't agree to an unconditional truce

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Gubenatorial Candidates Weigh-In On Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border is drawing a range of reactions from those hoping to fill his job.

The three Democratic candidates for governor _ Martha Coakley, Donald Berwick and Steve Grossman _ have all praised Patrick for responding to a humanitarian crisis

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Tazhayakov Found Guilty Of Obstruction Of Justice

A man charged with hindering the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings is being found guilty of obstruction of justice.

Azamat Tazhayakov covered up for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by removing a laptop and backpack containing empty fireworks casings from a dorm room at UMass Dartmouth in the days following the April, 2013 attacks

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