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Poll: Most Americans Think Recent Wars Were Failures

A new poll shows that three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures.

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans feel the United States was right to pull forces from the two countries

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Obama Admits U.S. Tortured Prisoners After 9-11

President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, ``we tortured some folks.''

Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques

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D-A Sutter Touts New Gun Violence Bill

District Attorney Sam Sutter says there's a lot of positive provisions in the state's new, comprehensive gun violence bill passed by the Legislature.

Sutter says the bill takes steps to enhance mental health background checks on gun buyers

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Patrick Reviews Last-Minute Bills

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's pleased lawmakers were able to pass several major bills, but wants time to review them before deciding which to sign into law.

Patrick made his comments Friday morning just hours after lawmakers wrapping up work on their two-year formal session, blowing past a Thursday midnight deadline

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Montigny Works To Bring Boston Pops To New Bedford

One of the nation's premiere orchestras could soon be performing in New Bedford.

As part of an economic development bill, State Senator Mark Montigny has introduced provisions that would make funding possible for the

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MGM Finalizes Purchase Of Two Springfield Properties

MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two historic city-owned properties as it plans to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield.

City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the former Zanetti School and the Armory building Thursday

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$88 Million In Earmarks For New Bedford Awaits Governor’s Approval

Over $88 million in earmarks is included for New Bedford as part of an environmental bond bill. State Representative Antonio Cabral says the bill passed the house Thursday night, and now heads to the Governor's desk

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Ebola Outbreak Termed “Out Of Control”

The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control.

WHO chief Margaret Chan warned today that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it

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