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SJC Weighing Law Barring False Statements In Campaigns

Massachusetts' highest court has heard arguments about a law critics say unfairly limits free speech during state elections.

The 1946 law bans the publishing of false statements about candidates meant to affect their chances on Election Day

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (c) in Baltimore / Photo by Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (c) in Baltimore / Photo by Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images

Attorney General Pledges Help For Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pledging to help Baltimore and improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.

Lynch met privately with Freddie Gray's family on Tuesday, days after Baltimore's state's attorney charged six police officers involved in Gray's arrest

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Tie Means No Special Election To Replace John George

In an ironic twist Monday night, the Dartmouth Select Board voted in a tie regarding the special election to replace former member, John George, Jr.

The 2-2 tie means an election will not be held to fill the fifth seat, which would avoid such situations

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Mayor Stepanie Rawlings-Blake / Pamela Wood/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images
Mayor Stepanie Rawlings-Blake / Pamela Wood/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images

Baltimore Mayor Ends Curfew

Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in the city.

The order for residents to stay home after 10 p.m. had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place through Sunday

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Baltimore Police Officers / Getty Images

Baltimore Police Union: Cops Not To Blame In Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore's police union says the officers charged in Freddie Gray's death aren't to blame.

Baltimore City Fraternity of Police President Gene Ryan issued a statement today calling for an independent prosecutor in the case

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Montigny Urges Local Leaders To Slow Down On Olympic Planning

State Senator Mark Montigny is urging communities on the Southcoast not to catch Olympic fever just yet.

Montigny says the Legislature will proceed with caution when it comes to Boston 2024 and the Olympics, and he urges local communities to do the same

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Baltimore Prosecutor Urges Patience During Freddie Gray Investigation

Baltimore's top prosecutor is asking the public to remain "patient and peaceful" as she decides whether to file charges in the Freddie Gray case.

Baltimore police today turned over the results of their investigation to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

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Sen. Bernie Sanders / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sen. Bernie Sanders / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Runs For President

Senator Bernie Sanders is throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate.

In a Capitol event, the 73-year old Sanders said it is time to create an economy that works for all Americans

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Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mitchell Confident K-G Urban Will Line Up Casino Financing

K-G Urban Enterprises is continuing to line up financing for its proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program Wednesday, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's spoken with K-G representatives, and has gotten some positive vibes

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National Guard Activated to Calm Tensions In Baltimore In Wake Of Riots After Death of Freddie Gray
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Baltimore – 1,000th Lesson With Nothing Learned

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man, was apparently arrested after giving “googly-eyes” to a bicycle patrolman who then gave chase to him.

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