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House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor

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Michelle Kwan / Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage

Former Olympic Skater Michelle Kwan Joins Clinton Campaign

Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs.

The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U

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Report: US To Send 400-Plus More Troops To Train Iraqis

The Obama administration is about to announce that the U.S. will send more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces.

Officials say it's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State militants, and to Baghdad's appeals for more help

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Support Shown For Ending Mandatory Minimum Sentences In Mass.

Proposals for ending mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders is sparking much debate in Massachusetts.

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants was among those on Beacon Hill Tuesday calling for the elimination of what he called a ``one-size-fits-all'' approach to punishing drug crimes

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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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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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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

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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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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