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Dennis Hastert leaves court after arraignment / Getty Images
Dennis Hastert leaves court after arraignment / Getty Images

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Hush-Money Case

ormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges in a federal hush-money case.

During Hastert's first court appearance since he was indicted last month, defense attorney Thomas C

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Attorney Moira Tierney Nominated For Steamship Authority

Attorney Moira Tierney has been nominated by Mayor Jon Mitchell to fill the vacant seat on the Steamship Authority Board of Governors.

If confirmed by the City Council, Tierney would fill the seat held by her late father, the Honorable John Tierney who died several weeks ago

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

KG Urban Submits Financial Term Sheet To Gaming Commission

KG Urban Enterprises, the New York-based firm hoping to build a resort casino on New Bedford's waterfront, has cleared its latest financial hurdle.

According to spokesman Andrew Paven, KG Urban has submitted a signed term sheet between itself and GLPI to the Mass

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Berwick To Speak At Whaling Museum Screening

Former gubernatorial candidate and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, Dr. Donald Berwick, will be speaking Tuesday night at the Whaling Museum.

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Anti-Abortion activists in Maine / Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Anti-Abortion activists in Maine / Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

AP Exclusive: Abortions Declining Across The Nation

Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them - but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010

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THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Major Breach Of Government Computer Networks Reported

(Associated Press) - Maine Sen. Susan Collins -- a member of the Senate intelligence committee -- says a major breach of computer networks at the government personnel office was carried out by hackers believed to be based in China

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

Marlene Pollock Will Not Seek Re-Election

Long time educator Marlene Pollock says she will not seek re-election to the New Bedford School Committee this fall. Pollock served eight years on the board and says, its time now for a break.

"Its a lot of work to be on the School Committee and do a good job and I just felt like eight years is a good chunk of time," said Pollock

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Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images
Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Chafee Announces White House Bid

Another Democrat is seeking the presidential nomination.

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President Obama Speaks On Countering Violent Extremism
President Obama speaks on countering violent extremism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says He’ll Sign “Freedom Act” ASAP

President Obama is promising to work quickly to resume domestic surveillance programs after Congress passed the USA Freedom Act today.

In a White House statement, the President chided some members of Congress for the "needless delay and inexcusable lapse" in national security powers

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Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM
Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM

Dartmouth Town Meeting Approves Budget, Okays School Transfer

Dartmouth Town Meeting members have approved a $78-million town budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Selectboard Chair Shawn McDonald said Town Meeting made few changes to the spending plan offered by the Finance Committee

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