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Leader Of Hamas Military Wing Rules Out Quick Cease Fire

The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.

Mohammed Deif's remarks were broadcast late Tuesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas

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Lawmakers Seeking $40 Million To Renovate Statehouse

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the 160-seat House chambers, including what he called wiring and flooring issues

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds Hold Tribal Recognition Hearing In Mashpee

American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition

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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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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Proposes Two Locations To House Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed two locations in Massachusetts to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick said Friday that Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be reviewed by officials from the U

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick says Cape Cod Base Considered for Secure Detention Facility

Gov. Deval Patrick says he has still not made a final decision on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

Patrick did confirm on Thursday that the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod was among the possible sites being considered for a secure detention facility

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Israeli tanks on the move.  Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Israeli tanks on the move. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel Begins Ground Offensive in Gaza

Israel is launching a new ground offensive against Gaza.

The military claims it's targeting tunnels that allow terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. Hellfire missiles, drones and boots on the ground are all a part of the operation

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Boeing 777. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Boeing Releases Statement On Airliner Crash

Boeing is releasing a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine that appears to have killed all 295 people on board.

The Chicago-based plane manufacturer said "our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones

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An Israeli missile explodes inside Gaza.   Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images
An Israeli missile explodes inside Gaza. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Gaza Truce Plan Crumbles

An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan. Gaza militants launched scores of rockets at Israel, which after halting fire for hours finally responded with what Hamas security said were more than two dozen air strikes.

The speedy resumption of

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