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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

GOP’s Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates to reclaim the state's top political office for the GOP.

The 57-year-old Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Patrick Won’t Replace AG Holder

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he won't replace retiring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

At an event today, the Governor released a statement saying the AG position is an important job, but not for him right now

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Holder Expected To Announce Retirement

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce his retirement today.

The nation's first black attorney general has been in office since early 2009.

The 63-year old Holder has had a rocky relationship with congressional Republicans and has frequently clashed with California Republican Darrell Issa ], chairman of the House Oversight Committee

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley Wins Three-Way Democratic Race

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has won the Democratic primary for governor.

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick in Tuesday's voting

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Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images
Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images

A-G Holder Says Ferguson Visit Constructive

Attorney General Eric Holder calls his trip to troubled Ferguson, Missouri "constructive." In a Justice Department news conference, Holder vowed that the investigation into the death of an unarmed black teenager will be fair, thorough and independent

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Latest From Ferguson, Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday brings the full weight of the U.S. government to its investigation of the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Holder is uniquely suited to the task of reassuring protesters that the case will be handled fairly

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Holder Orders Second Autopsy In Michael Brown Shooting

Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St

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Martha Coakley
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Coakley: Protections Still Exsist Around Abortion Clinics

Attorney General Martha Coakley is reminding patients and protesters of the legal protections that still exist around abortion clinics even after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruled the Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone law unconstitutional

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Mass. Will Pay $35 Million to Health Website Contractor

Massachusetts will pay the lead contractor on the state's hobbled health insurance website an additional $35 million to close out the contract.

That means the CGI Group, which has already been paid $17

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