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Expert: Baker Administration Offers Unique Opportunity For Southcoast Leaders

The head of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth says the beginning weeks of the pro-business Baker administration could result in a unique opportunity for leaders on the Southcoast.

Dr. Michael Goodman is a leading expert on the Mass

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Jim Phillips / TSM

A Plan To Regenerate New Bedford Unveiled At City Hall

New Bedford has a new blueprint for economic growth in the city.

A group called the New Bedford Regeneration Committee compiled a report that focuses on reviving Downtown New Bedford, improving port facilities on the waterfront and advancing the city's manufacturing industries

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House Speaker John Boehner / Getty Images

Boehner Warns The President On Immigration

GOP House Speaker John Boehner is warning President Obama to think twice before trying to reform the nation's immigration system through executive actions. He said it would "poison the well."

The President has vowed to do what he can to reform immigration because of congressional inaction

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Navy Seal Training in North Carolina / Photo by Eddie Harrison/US Navy via Getty Images
Navy Seal Training in North Carolina / Photo by Eddie Harrison/US Navy via Getty Images

Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden Is Identified

The Navy Seal who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden is being named ahead of a Fox News interview.

The UK's "Daily Mail" identifies Robert O'Neill as the member of Seal Team 6 who fired the shots that killed bin Laden

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.

The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill

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Baker Says He’s Ready To Get to Work

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent state history

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

U.S. Transfers Guantanamo Prisoner To Kuwait

. American officials say a Kuwaiti national who's been jailed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for more than a decade without ever being charged "does not pose a significant threat to the United States."

The Defense Department announced today that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda is now in the hands of the government of Kuwait

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State Election Results

Here's the results of Tuesday's State Election In Massachusetts as of 2:20am.

^U.S. Senate
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Ed Markey, Dem (i) 1,268,429 - 62 percent
Brian Herr, GOP 775,241 - 38 percent
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^Governor
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Charlie Baker, GOP 1,023,674 - 48 percent
Martha Coakley, Dem 988,061 - 47 percent
Evan Falchuk, Uni 70,383 - 3 percent
Scott Lively, Ind 18,877 - 1 percent
Jeff McCormick, Ind 15,878 - 1 percent
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^U.S. Ho

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Congressman Bill Keating
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Bill Keating Wins Re-Election In 9th Congressional District

Democratic U.S. Rep. William Keating has won his re-election bid, defeating Republican challenger John Chapman in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District.

After last year's Boston Marathon bombing, Keating pushed for an amendment to encourage stronger intelligence sharing among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies

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Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senator Markey Wins Full-Term as Senator

Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

Markey defeated little-known Republican challenger Brian Herr on Tuesday.

Markey ran a lower-profile race than last year, when he won a special election to finish John Kerry's Senate term

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