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Octopus Intersection Downtown To Get Makeover

City officials have not given up on making improvements to the Route Six-Pleasant Street intersection, otherwise known as the Octopus.

C-D-M Smith consultants and city planners have devised a new plan that will emphasize pedestrian safety and overalll upgrades to what they call, an important gateway to the city

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People Versus O.J. Simpson Coming to Small Screen

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. has been cast to play O.J. Simpson in Ryan Murphy's upcoming "American Horror Story" spin-off.

According to "Entertainment Weekly," "AHS" alum Sarah Paulson has also landed the role of Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark in "American Crime Story: The People v

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Democrats, Republicans Differ On Interrogation Report

It's a program that was ``far more brutal than people were led to believe.''
That's how Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, describes the CIA's methods of interrogating terror suspects at secret overseas prisons in the aftermath of 9/11

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‘King’ James Breaks Royal Protocol

24/7 News Source - The NBA's "King" is getting a royal lashing by the British media for putting his arm around Prince William's wife Kate in a photo-op after the Cavaliers beat the Nets on Monday night.

Minutes afte

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Gruber Apologizes For Health Care Comments

Jonathan Gruber is apologizing for being -- in his words -- ``inexcusably arrogant.''

He was answering to a House panel today for saying that ``the stupidity of the American voter'' helped bring about the passage of the health care law

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Group Urges Sen. Warren To Run For President

A prominent liberal group is urging Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. It plans to spend $1 million to support the effort.

MoveOn.org says it's polling its members on whether to launch a ``Run Warren Run'' campaign and will try to persuade Warren to enter the next presidential race if the vote succeeds

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Penn National Gaming Will Test New System To Limit Betting

Penn National Gaming will test a new system to help gamblers set limits on their betting at the slot parlor it is building in Plainville.

The voluntary ``play management'' system would allow gamblers to set a dollar amount they intend to spend during a single session, day or month

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Former Village Cafe in Padnaram to be rehabilitated
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Investors to Bring New Wind to Padnaram’s Sails

Prayers have been answered. The eyesore of Padnaram will be reborn!

Fellow South Dartmouth resident, Per Lofberg bought the building (formerly Village Cafe) on Monday. The building has fallen from grace in the last eight years, but locals hope Lofberg will re

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Credit: Dan McCready/TSM

Police Warn Of Icy Roads As Winter Storm Begins

Commuters are dealing with icy roads in many parts of Massachusetts as a winter storm moves in.

The storm began as a mix of snow and freezing rain in much of the state, although the precipitation is expected to change over to mostly rain — heavy at times — as temperatures rise during the day

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Hodgson, Sheriffs To Demand Tighter Border Security

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson will be joining law enforcement personnel from around the country in Washington on Wednesday, demanding better border security.

They're also stating their opposition to what they call the "executive amnesty" of illegal immigrants

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