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Japan Urges Stockpiling Of Toilet Paper

 A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about toilet paper.

The government and paper companies kicked off a ‘‘Let’s stockpile toilet paper!’’ campaign to mark Disaster Prevention Day, warning of a possible crisis because nearly half of the supply comes from one of Japan’s most earthquake-prone areas.

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin tomorrow and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state

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Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Germany To Send Weapons To Kurds Fighting ISIS

The German government will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

UMass Dartmouth Freshmen Move In

Hundreds of giant orange bins lined the sidewalks outside the freshman dorms at UMass Dartmouth Sunday.

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Marvel

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trounces All Newcomers

A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

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Photo from NOAA

Fort Taber Search Suspended

The search for a missing adolescent in waters off Fort Taber has been suspended, pending further developments.

The search began Saturday afternoon when an adult reported seeing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, jump into the water from a fishing pier and never resurface

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Obama Offers Remarks On Labor Day

President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy

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One Person Injured In New Bedford Shooting

One person was taken to St. Luke's Hospital following a shooting Friday night in the near-North End.

Police were called to an area near 164 Sawyer Street around 8pm after getting reports of gunfire

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New Bedford Police Arrest One Of Fall River’s Most Wanted

One of Fall River's Most Wanted criminals was arrested this week in New Bedford.

Twenty-eight year old Nathaniel Lewis was wanted in the Spindle City for a shooting on July 5th,  Police told the Herald News Lewis shot another man in the head in a dispute over a backpack full of marijuana

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Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images

Slice Of Charles and Diana’s Wedding Cake Auctioned Online

A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D

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