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Happy Birthday National Park Service

Each year on Aug. 25, the National Park Service celebrates its birthday!

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Student Suspended For Saying “Bless You” [VIDEO]

How would you react if a teacher threw you out of class for saying "bless you" to a classmate who just sneezed? The so-called separation of church and state has turned, for some, into a separation from reality and common good.

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One of two sisters hospitalized at Boston Children's has now died. / Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Image
One of two sisters hospitalized at Boston Children's has now died. / Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Image

Two Sisters Rescued From Cape Pool Now In Critical Condition

Two young sisters from New York vacationing on Cape Cod are in critical condition at a Boston hospital after being pulled unconscious from a motel swimming pool.

Police and paramedics, as well EMTs from a passing Dennis ambulance, responded to the Bayside Resort Hotel in Yarmouth around 7:30 p

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Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Hagel Predicts New Offensive By ISIS

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen

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Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM
Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM

Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tsarnaev’s College Friend Pleads Guilty

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.

Twenty-year-old Dias Kadyrbayev is accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Charged With Trafficking Cocaine

A New Bedford man is facing drug trafficking charges. Narcotics Detectives arrested 37 year old Philip Ivy on Tuesday.

Police say they found in his Arnold Street apartment 159 grams of cocaine, worth about $16,000 on the street

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Thomas Lohnes / Stringer/ Getty Images

Google Cars Safer When Speeding

A report says Google's driverless cars are safer when they speed.

Google's driverless car is programmed to stay within the speed limit, but research shows that sticking to the speed limit when other cars are going much faster actually can be dangerous

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Members of the SEMLAC SWAT team take part in an active shooter scenario at Dartmouth Middle School. 8-21-2014 (Dan McCready TSM)
Members of the SEMLAC SWAT team take part in an active shooter scenario at Dartmouth Middle School. 8-21-2014 (Dan McCready TSM)

Shooter Drill At Dartmouth Middle School [VIDEO]

Dartmouth Middle School hosted a drill on Thursday to demonstrate how the school's recently installed Mutualink system would be used in a scenario that involved an armed shooter entering the building

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Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images
Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images

A-G Holder Says Ferguson Visit Constructive

Attorney General Eric Holder calls his trip to troubled Ferguson, Missouri "constructive." In a Justice Department news conference, Holder vowed that the investigation into the death of an unarmed black teenager will be fair, thorough and independent

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