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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.

Sutter Victorious In Fall River Recall Election

In a historic recall election, Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has been ousted and Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter will replace him.

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State Authorizes $1 Million For State Pier Project

The Patrick Administration is making another major investment in New Bedford, this time at the State Pier.

Rep. Wililam Straus of Mattapoisett, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation, says the state is putting up $1 million to install refrigeration in one of the State Pier warehouses

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Patrick: No Decisions Made About His Future

Gov. Deval Patrick says he still has made no decisions about his future after leaving office.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Patrick indicated he had received feelers about a ``range of things'' but had no plans beyond vacationing with his wife, Diane, after his final day as governor on Jan

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Octopus Intersection Downtown To Get Makeover

City officials have not given up on making improvements to the Route Six-Pleasant Street intersection, otherwise known as the Octopus.

C-D-M Smith consultants and city planners have devised a new plan that will emphasize pedestrian safety and overalll upgrades to what they call, an important gateway to the city

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Democrats, Republicans Differ On Interrogation Report

It's a program that was ``far more brutal than people were led to believe.''
That's how Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, describes the CIA's methods of interrogating terror suspects at secret overseas prisons in the aftermath of 9/11

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Group Urges Sen. Warren To Run For President

A prominent liberal group is urging Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. It plans to spend $1 million to support the effort.

MoveOn.org says it's polling its members on whether to launch a ``Run Warren Run'' campaign and will try to persuade Warren to enter the next presidential race if the vote succeeds

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Hodgson, Sheriffs To Demand Tighter Border Security

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson will be joining law enforcement personnel from around the country in Washington on Wednesday, demanding better border security.

They're also stating their opposition to what they call the "executive amnesty" of illegal immigrants

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Patrick To Announce Plan To Help Chronically Homeless

State officials hope to leverage private-sector funding to help reduce the number of chronically homeless people in Massachusetts.

Gov. Deval Patrick plans to unveil the initiative on Monday. Known as Social Impact Bonds or Pay for Success contracts, they rely on upfront funding from private capital investments and charitable donations

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New Racial Profiling Guidelines To Be Announced

New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would exempt agents from the Homeland Security Department who do border checks and screen passengers at airports.

But the guidelines would also restrict the ability of the FBI and other Justice Department law enforcement agencies to take into account ethnicity, national origin and other factors

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Charlie Baker Goes To Washington

Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker is gearing up for a daylong trip to the White House where he's scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama.

Baker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he first thought all 50 governors would be invited, but later realized it included only five or six newly elected governors

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