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President Obama Praises D-Day Allied Troops

``These men waged war so that we might know peace.''

That's what President Barack Obama said today of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today.

More than 160-thousand allied troops landed on the French coastline in 1944

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

Rep. Keating Comments On Bergdahl Release

Freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's condition is improving, but officials declined to say when Bergdahl will be moved from a military hospital in Germany to treatment in the U.S., saying there's no timeline

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Martha Coakley
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Coakley Agrees To Limit Campaign Spending

Martha Coakley has agreed to limit her campaign spending so she can participate in the state's public campaign financing program.

Coakley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, joins fellow Democratic candidates Joseph Avellone and Donald Berwick and Republican candidate for governor Mark Fisher

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Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images
Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images

Hearing On Gun Control Bill Attracts Large Crowd At Statehouse

Opponents of a proposed gun control bill are pushing back on Beacon Hill, saying the measure stigmatizes gun owners and won't help reduce crime.

State Rep. George Peterson told a legislative panel Tuesday that while he supports parts of the bill unveiled last week by Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo, other elements chip away at Second Amendment rights

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Mass. State House / Getty Images
Mass. State House / Getty Images

Many State Lawmakers Face No Opposition This Fall

Candidates for nearly half the seats in the 200-member Massachusetts Legislature are facing no opposition in this year's elections.

In the Senate, 20 incumbent lawmakers, the vast majority of them Democrats, face no challengers in both the primary and general elections

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Mrs. Obama: Keep School Lunch Nutrition Standards As Is

First lady Michelle Obama is criticizing House Republicans for trying to weaken school lunch nutrition standards.

In a meeting today with school leaders and nutrition experts, Obama said House Republicans are "playing politics" with "our children's future

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki / Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki / Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Fairhaven Veteran Calls Veteran Affairs Scandal A Crime

A Korean War Veteran and long time veterans advocate in Fairhaven says its time for heads to roll in the Veterans Affairs scandal.

Officials say as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for appointments at the V-A clinic in Phoenix, Arizona

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman Calls for Investigation Of Coakley’s Campaign Expenses

One of Attorney General Martha Coakley's opponents in the Democratic race for governor is calling for an independent investigation of her campaign expenses.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman suggested Thursday that the state inspector general review what he said was Coakley's ``failure to reimburse taxpayers in an appropriate and timely fashion

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Coakley: I’ll Reimburse State for Campaign Travel

Attorney General Martha Coakley's campaign is pledging to reimburse the state for mileage and gas costs associated with her campaign travel.

As Attorney General, Coakley travels with a state trooper in a state police vehicle

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

City Clerk Announces Retirement

It probably was the worst kept secret at City Hall; the upcoming retirement of City Clerk Rita Arruda.  She made it official on Tuesday, saying she planned to retire at the end of June. Her job is already being advertised on the city's website

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