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Catholic Bishops Reject Welcoming Gays

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families

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Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM

Candidates Spar Over Paying For Southcoast Rail

Both Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley say they support the SouthCoast Rail Project, but they differ on how to pay for the estimated $2 billion project.

During a debate Friday at UMass Dartmouth, Democrat Coakley expressed her support for a plan approved by Gov

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Former Biden Chief Of Staff To Lead Ebola Response

 

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

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Michael Dukakis At Northeastern / Getty Images

Mike Dukakis Testifies On Behalf Of Robel Phillipos

€” Former Massachusetts governor, and one-time presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis testified for the defense in the Robel Phillipos trial.

The friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber has been charged with lying to investigators after the attacks

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

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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Congressional Committee Meets In Dallas About Ebola

 

A U.S. House hearing on the Ebola crisis is underway in Texas. Opening the hearing, Texas Republican Mike McCaul called Ebola a threat to the U.S. homeland. The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee said the crisis is unfolding at an alarming pace in West Africa.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Approves Funding For Taylor School

A new elementary school will soon be coming to the South End of New Bedford.

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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford

Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.

Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School

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Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford

When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass

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