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Obama Cancels Trip To Rhode Island

President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response.

The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put off travel to attend to heightened concerns about Ebola in West Africa and the emergence of two cases in the United States

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Obama Urges More Aggressive Monitoring Of Ebola Patients

President Barack Obama says the U.S. monitoring of Ebola must be "much more aggressive.' He says federal health teams must respond to future cases within 24 hours.

Obama says the second case of an infected nurse in Dallas highlights the need to ramp up efforts to confront the disease that has struck West Africa and has reached U

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$2 Million Program Announced To Restore Coastal Watersheds

Federal and state officials are launching a program to protect and restore the coastal watersheds of southeast New England.

Municipalities and nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will receive a total of $2 million in the first year of the new federal initiative

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Small Businesses Gather At Business Expo

More than 100 small businesses were represented Wednesday at White's of Westport during the annual Southcoast Business Expo, sponsored by Chambers of Commerce in New Bedford and Fall River.

New Bedford Chamber Executive Roy Nascimento says the Expo is a good way for small businesses to network and share information

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Officials Celebrate Elevator Installation at Local Library

A vital improvement is being celebrated at a New Bedford library.

Installation of an elevator at the Casa Da Saudade Library has been completed, and acting Library Director Jeff Dickinson tells WBSM News it was a much-needed component to provide access to the entire building

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Pentagon Can’t Confirm Chemical Weapons Report

The Pentagon says it cannot confirm if any U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons during the invasion of Iraq were told to keep quiet.

The "New York Times" reports between 2004 and 2011, U.S

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(Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

General Cites Progress Against ISIS

Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to play

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Fairhaven Police

Robbery at Fairhaven’s Emma Jean’s Restaurant

Fairhaven Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a purse snatching at a local restaurant.

Police say the robbery took place Monday night around 8pm at Emma Jean's Brooklynne Deli on Huttleston Avenue

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(Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez Will Be Able To Watch Pats On TV

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is able to watch his old team on television from behind bars.

The "Boston Herald" reports that Hernandez has been such a model inmate since transferring to Nashua Street Jail three months ago that he is allowed to watch Patriots games if he wants

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Mass. Clean Energy Center

Mayor Mitchell Responds To Governor’s Letter

Governor Deval Patrick has accused New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell of misrepresenting his administration over the issue of what name should be on the Marine Commerce Terminal Project.

The Governor says the terminal was never given a formal name therefore it can't be renamed

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