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Obama On Iraq Insurgency: “We Can’t do It For Them”

President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

He says, quote, ``We can't do it for them

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U.S. Military Holds Flag Casing Ceremony In Baghdad As Troops Pullout Of Country
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Withdrawing Troops From Iraq Was Wrong [OPINION]

Two years ago, President Obama assured us that al Qaeda and its affiliates had been decimated and no longer posed a risk to the international community. The explosion of insurgency in recent days in Iraq seems to prove that statement wrong.

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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq

President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U

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Mass. Clean Energy Center

Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford City Clerk’s Job Re-Posted

The City of New Bedford is re-posting the job of City Clerk on its website.

City Council President Joseph Lopes was referring to former Councilor Denis Lawrence who was considered a front-runner for the job, but withdrew his application without explanation on Monday

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Lopes To Release Schedule For Hiring New City Clerk On Wednesday

New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes says he'll release his schedule for hiring a new City Clerk around lunch-time on Wednesday.  After meeting with the city's personnel director, Angela Natho, Lopes says he finalized the plan last night

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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Denis Lawrence Withdraws Application For City Clerk’s Job

Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk.

The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is backing an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, but says it should be coupled with tax breaks for individuals and small businesses

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