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Obama: Keep Protests Peaceful In Ferguson

President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful.

Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to protest actions they think are unjust

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New Deadlines Set For Region C Casino

State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan

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Obama Outlines Immigration Plan

President Obama is poised to issue a sweeping executive order on immigration. Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said the U.S. immigration system is broken and must be repaired

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President Obama To Announce Immigration Steps

President Barack Obama says tonight, he'll be laying out the things he can do within his "lawful authority" to improve the immigration system.

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Schooner Earnestina Headed Out-Of-State For Repairs

The Schooner Ernestina _ the official tall ship of Massachusetts _ is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

The 112-foot fishing schooner was launched in Essex in 1894

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President Obama Says He Did Not Lie About Obamacare

The President says comments from a consultant about American voters shouldn't cast a shadow on his signature healthcare reforms.

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Ed and Paula Kassig attend vigil in October for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig / photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
Ed and Paula Kassig attend vigil in October for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig / photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded U.S. Aid Worker

An Islamic State group video released Sunday purports to show extremists beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, the latest slaughter proudly broadcast by the group on the Internet

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mayor Frustrated With City Council’s Inaction On Problem Property Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is steaming that the City Council has again tabled his proposed "Problem Property Ordinance."

Mitchell says he first offered the plan two years ago, and has met repeatedly with representatives of the Council to iron out differences

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Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Warren Lands Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being given a top Democratic leadership post.

Warren, who first won election to the Senate just two years ago, has been tapped by Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to serve as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

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MIT Economist Blasts Affordable Care Act

One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it.

Economist Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of the comments are being circulated by a conservative group

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