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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Durkin Presents FY15 School Budget To City Council

Supt. Pia Durkin spent almost four hours defending her FY15 school budget Wednesday night, but it looks like it may have been worth it.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama Updates Congressional Leaders On Iraq

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday

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Sgt. Bergdahl’s Investigation Has Begun With A Surprise

The Army has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and abduction by the Taliban from a base in Afghanistan in 2009.

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

Democratic Convention Nominates Candidates For Primary Ballot

Massachusetts Democrats have narrowed their choice for governor to three.

State Treasurer Steve Grossman topped the balloting Saturday, winning 35 percent of delegates at the Democratic state convention in Worcester

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U.S. Ships Ordered To Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq

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Obama On Iraq Insurgency: “We Can’t do It For Them”

President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

He says, quote, ``We can't do it for them

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U.S. Military Holds Flag Casing Ceremony In Baghdad As Troops Pullout Of Country
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Withdrawing Troops From Iraq Was Wrong [OPINION]

Two years ago, President Obama assured us that al Qaeda and its affiliates had been decimated and no longer posed a risk to the international community. The explosion of insurgency in recent days in Iraq seems to prove that statement wrong.

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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq

President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U

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