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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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State Warns Of Telephone Tax Scam

State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam

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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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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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Will Flanagan/Facebook

Fall River To Host Familiar Event Under Different Title

New Bedford's loss is Fall River's gain.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan announced Monday the city will be hosting a festival similar to the now absent Whaling City Festival next year.

In fact, organizing the Spindle City Festival is former Whaling City Festival President Joe Eugenio, who joined Mayor Flanagan in Monday's press conference

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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

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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