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Watch a Tearful Jon Stewart Announce His ‘Daily Show’ Retirement to a Stunned Live Audience

It's the moment we all knew would happen eventually -- and, based on the immediacy of the news cycle and when late night shows are actually filmed, it's the moment most of us also knew was happening yesterday -- but 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has finally announced his retirement after seventeen years at the news desk. Stewart's show films in the late evenings in New York City, so the news that he had announced his imminent retirement during a taping last night hit the wire many hours before the show actually aired.

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirming the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller / Getty Images
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirming the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller / Getty Images

Parents Pledge To Honor Kayla Mueller’s Legacy

The parents of Kayla Jean Mueller have released a letter their daughter had written to them while being held by the Islamic State group.

In it, the 26-year-old aid worker said she was ``in a safe location, completely unharmed

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Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed
Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed

Gov. Baker Declares Snow Emergency

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an emergency declaration allowing him to request help from neighboring states as Massachusetts struggles to dig out from a spate of heavy snows.

Baker signed the declaration Monday as a third storm dumped upward of two feet of snow in portions of the state

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Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed
Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed

Baker Calls Snow “Unprecedented”

The Bay State got hit with another winter storm this week and the snow is starting to pile up as the number of dollars spent on snow removal continues to climb.

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American POWs Abandoned In S.E. Asia

The thought of our government abandoning 600 POWs in Vietnam and Laos sends chills through me. Former Congressman and longtime POW/MIA advocate, John LeBoutillier, who is a regular weekly guest on my morning radio show, joins us Friday, February 6, 2015 to share these findings.

For 30 years

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Baker Unveils Plan To Close Budget Gap

Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing more than $500 million in spending cuts to help close a state budget shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30.

The Republican announced the plan on Tuesday, saying it was time for state government to live within its means

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Japan Reacts With Horror To Journalist Beheading

 

 Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

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Chicago-Based Gaming Firm Eyes Brockton Fairgrounds For Casino

A gambling company looking to develop a resort at the Brockton Fairgrounds has applied for the final casino license in Massachusetts.

A spokeswoman for Mass Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, confirmed that an initial application was filed before Friday's 5 p.m.

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Romney Will Not Run For President In ’16

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

Bridge Meeting is Set For Next Month

Mayor Jon Mitchell and previous Mayors have often called for a "new" New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

At the urging of Mayor Mitchell, the Mass. Department of Transportation began a study last year, and next month the D-O-T will be unveiling a list of both short and long-term alternatives to the nearly 100 year old span

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