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Obama Speaks At Kennedy Institute Dedication

President Barack Obama says American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Obama was speaking at the formal dedication of an institute named for Kennedy in Boston

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Two New Bedford Lawyers Urge Gaming Commission To Follow Casino Law

Two New Bedford lawyers have written a letter to the Mass. Gaming Commission, urging them to follow the state's 2012 Casino Law, and award a casino license in Region C --- Southeastern Massachusetts

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Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Aid For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a record-setting series of winter storms.

The request was made Friday in a 22-page letter to President Barack Obama, delivered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Building Collapses In New York City, 12 Injured

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says preliminary evidence indicates that the blast and building collapse in the East Village is due to a gas-related explosion.

Firefighters are still trying to tackle a seven-alarm blaze triggered by the blast

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Mitchell Delivers Upbeat State Of The City Speech

Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered a generally upbeat State of the City speech Thursday, while addressing government and business leaders at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School.

The Mayor touted growth in the Port of New Bedford with a record number of cargo freighters visiting the port, and a decline in the school drop out rate

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Healey Urges Supreme Court To Uphold EPA Power Plant Rules

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal rule aimed at reducing mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil-fired electric power plants.

Healey said the standards adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency are needed to protect the public from exposure to mercury which can be particularly hazardous to children and women of child-bearing age

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Army Charges Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is being formally charged with desertion.

Bergdahl was released in a prisoner exchange last year after more than four years in captivity in Afghanistan..

Army Colonel Daniel King said Bergdahl is also being charged with "misbehavior before the enemy

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Gov. Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration plans to seek about $400 million in federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts.

An administration official tells The Associated Press that the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties

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Obama Orders Slowdown Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Obama is slowing the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. President Obama says the U.S. will keep nearly 10-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year.

In a White House news briefing with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama said he remains committed to ending more than a decade of war in Afghanistan

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Organizers Push For Statewide Vote On Olympics

he group behind Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics says it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether to bring the games to the city.

Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish told a gathering of business leaders Tuesday that the privately funded organization will gather signatures to put a question on the November 2016 state ballot

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