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Members Of Congress Getting Wealthier

Americans might be struggling to recover from the Great Recession, but Congress is getting wealthier every year.

Research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics shows the median net worth of lawmakers was more than one-million dollars in 2013

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New Law Makes It Easier To Postpone Town Meetings

Town meeting moderators have been given broader powers to postpone the gatherings because of severe weather or other public safety emergencies.

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Montigny Supports Gov. Baker’s Plans To Reduce Deficit

Governor Charlie Baker has only served one full day in office, but is already working to cut the state's budget deficit that could amount to over $500 million.

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Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

US Rep. Seth Moulton Named To House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has won a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Retired General David Pertraeus / Getty Images

Federal Prosecutors Recommend Charging General Petraeus

Federal prosecutors are recommending bringing charges against retired General David Petraeus for leaking classified information.

"The New York Times" reports the proposal comes after a Justice Department investigation into an affair Petraeus had with an Army Reserve Officer while he was director of the CIA

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Boston Selected To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The Athens of America will get a chance to bid for the Olympics.

The USOC picked Boston on Thursday as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. The city will be presented to the International Olympic Committee for a vote in 2017

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Mass. Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Charlie Baker Sworn-In As 72nd Governor Of Massachusetts

Charles Duane ``Charlie'' Baker has taken his oath of office as governor, becoming Massachusetts' 72nd chief executive while warning that some of the state's toughest challenges have been put aside or ignored

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Kickoff New 2-Year Session

The Democratic-controlled state Legislature is beginning a new two-year session, one day before a new Republican governor, Charlie Baker, takes office on Beacon Hill.

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Republicans Settle In On Capitol Hill

Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he would reject legislation approving the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, which Republicans intend to advance

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Decision On Afghan Officer Delayed

An Afghan military officer who said he would be a target of the Taliban if sent home is awaiting an immigration judge's decision on whether he can stay in the United States.
Maj. Jan Arash appeared Tuesday in U

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