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Michelle Leonhart / Getty Images

DEA Director Leonhart Stepping Down

The head of the embattled Drug Enforcement Administration has announced her retirement.

Word of the retirement of Michele Leonhart came late today in a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder

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Protesters outside Federal Court ? Getty Images

Death Penalty Opponents Protest Outside Federal Court

Death penalty opponents are renewing their calls for mercy as the federal trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters the penalty phase.

More than a dozen protesters held signs outside the courthouse Tuesday

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Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hodgson: Hernandez Is a Master Manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months says he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Purse Snatching In New Bedford

New Bedford Police are investigating after a purse snatching Monday afternoon.

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One Woman Killed In Dartmouth Crash

Dartmouth police say one woman was killed following a single vehicle crash Monday night.

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Proposal at the Finish Line [VIDEO]

Mayor Walsh’s Chief Of Staff, Dan Koh, proposed to his girlfriend, Amy Sennett, at the Boston Marathon finish line! She said yes after running the 26.2 miles on a cold and rainy day!

Here's a photo of the happy couple before the run, Amy is none the wiser of Dan's plans for her!

POPSUGAR reported o

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Local Runners Complete Boston Marathon

The 119th Boston Marathon is over, but runners certainly won't forget the event anytime soon.

24 members of the Greater New Bedford Track Club ran the marathon on Monday. Many of the runners are veterans to the course, but first year runners say its unlike any other race

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Photo by Artie Raslich/Getty Images

NOAA Proposes Removal Of Most Humpback Whale Populations From Endangered Species List

NOAA Fisheries is proposing that ten of fourteen humpback whale populations around the world be removed from the Endangered Species list. That's because the number of humpback whales has increased dramatically since they were first listed in 1970

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial Begins Tuesday

The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyer admitted he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

But the outcome of the second phase of the trial is more difficult to predict

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Photo from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Fall River Woman Arrested In Wareham On Drug Charges

A Fall River woman has been charged in Wareham with various drug violations.

Police say they found 32 year old Victoria Quintal early Monday standing outside a vehicle parked on Main Street.  According to officers, the woman appeared to have been involved in a fight

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