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Dempsey Would Back U.S. Troops In Combat Role In Iraq

"Boots on the ground" are not being ruled out in the fight against ISIS.

Testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey said he'd recommend using some of the American forces already in Iraq in combat roles, if necessary

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Martha Coakley Seeks Six Debates Around The State

Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley is calling for at least six debates with her Republican and independent opponents between now and Election Day.

Coakley's campaign manager, Tim Foley, said Friday that the campaign is reviewing many debate invitations that have poured in since the Tuesday primary

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City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Meets With Charlie Baker At City Hall

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed Democrat Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts.

On Thursday, the Mayor met at City Hall with the Republican nominee for Governor, Charlie Baker.

According to the Mayor, Baker asked for the meeting

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The Nation Remembers 9-11

The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

The events come hours after President Barack Obama said he would open a new military front in the Middle East -- authorizing airstrikes inside Syria along with expanded strikes in Iraq in an effort to root out Islamic State extremists

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Gas Prices Could Head Below $3 Per Gallon

Summer is over and gas prices are drifting lower. Our nation's refineries have started switching back to the less expensive winter blend. AAA says it expects gas prices to fall an additional 10 to 20 percent per gallon by the end of October. Two wild cards could throw a wrench in the works: geopolitics and hurricanes.

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Massachusetts Election At A glance

^Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Martha Coakley 220,571 - 42 percent
Steve Grossman 190,436 - 36 percent
Don Berwick 111,264 - 21 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

2,062 of 2,173 precincts - 95 percent

x-Charlie Baker 110,711 - 74 percent
Mark Fisher 37,969 - 26 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Stephen Kerrigan 213,721 - 51 percent
Leland Cheung 125,369 - 30 percent
Mike Lake 82,949 - 20 percent
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^Attorney General Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Maura Healey 311,962 - 62 percent
Warren Tolman 188,145 - 38 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Deborah Goldberg 197,175 - 43 percent
Barry Finegold 142,061 - 31 percent
Tom Conroy 118,429 - 26 percent
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^U.S. House Distr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Chris Markey celebrating with friends after primary win.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Chris Markey celebrating with friends after primary win.

Markey Wins Primary Election For State Rep.

The highly contested race for State Representative in the 9th Bristol District has been decided.

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Rhode Island Election At A Glance

^U.S. House District 1 Dem - Primary

202 of 202 precincts - 100 percent

x-David Cicilline (i) 36,218 - 63 percent
Matt Fecteau 21,637 - 37 percent
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^U.S. House District 1 GOP - Primary

202 of 202 precincts - 100 percent

x-Cormick Lynch 6,282 - 72 percent
Stan Tran 2,404 - 28 percent
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^Governor Dem - Primary

418 of 418 precincts - 100 percent

x-Gina Raimondo 51,770 - 42 percent
Angel Taveras 35,803 - 29 percent
Clay Pell 32,986 - 27 percent
Todd Giroux 2,198 - 2 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

418 of 418 precincts - 100 percent

x-Allan Fung 17,011 - 55 percent
Ken Block 13,932 - 45 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Daniel McKee 48,634 - 43 percent
Ralph Mollis 40,208 - 36 percent
Frank Ferri 23,029 - 21 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor GOP - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Catherine Taylor 17,120 - 67 percent
Kara Young 8,587 - 33 percent
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^Secretary of State Dem - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Nellie Gorbea 56,483 - 52 percent
Guillaume Deramel 52,480 - 48 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

415 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Seth Magaziner 76,520 - 67 percent
Frank Caprio 38,126 - 33 percent
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^Mayor Providence Dem - Primary

80 of 80 precincts - 100 percent

x-Jorge Elorza 10,562 - 49 percent
Michael Solomon 9,190 - 43 percent
Christopher Young 1,002 - 5 percent
Brett Smiley 672 - 3 percent

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley Wins Three-Way Democratic Race

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has won the Democratic primary for governor.

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick in Tuesday's voting

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