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Boston Backlash To Olympic Bid

On Monday Boston submitted its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and not everyone is excited about it. In fact lots of Bostonians are downright against it.

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Chinese Man Accused of Illegally Exporting Goods To Iran

A Chinese man accused of conspiring to export devices to Iran that can be used in nuclear production has been brought to the United States to face charges.

Sihai Cheng arrived in Boston on Friday after being arrested in Britain earlier this year

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(Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Thousands Protest In Boston

Several thousand people rallied peacefully in Boston to protest a grand jury's decision to not charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in New York City.

Protesters blocked some city streets Thursday evening while marching to Boston Common, where the city's annual tree lighting ceremony was being held at the same time

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Jim Phillips / TSM

MBTA Receives $1 Billion For Green Line Upgrades

The federal government is providing Massachusetts with $996 million for rail improvements, but not on the South Coast. The funds amount to just 43% of the total cost of the extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford

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Protesters In Los Angeles confront police / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
Protesters In Los Angeles confront police / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Hundreds Arrested Nationwide After Ferguson Decision

Arrests are mounting up as protesters angry over the Michael Brown grand jury decision stretch the limits of the law.

More than 400 people have been taken into custody since it was announced Monday night that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges for fatally shooting the unarmed black teen

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Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe - Police confront protesters in Boston.
Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe - Police confront protesters in Boston.

Ferguson Protests Spill Into New England

According to multiple reports, demonstrations in response to last night's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO has spread across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Forbes Says Boston Is Smartest City In U.S.

According to Forbes.com, Boston is ranked first on its list of smartest cities in America.

The list is based on the number of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher from 2000 to 2013 among 380 metropolitan statistical areas

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Car Reported Taken With Baby Inside Is Found Safe

Police say a car reported stolen in Brockton with a baby inside has been safely located in Boston.

Brockton police said a woman told investigators she had parked her 2006 gray BMW at a supermarket Friday afternoon with her year-old baby and dog inside, and a woman she knew drove it away without her permission

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"Cowboy" Ben Alman, flickr

Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71.

Spokeswoman Dot Joyce says Menino died Thursday morning in the company of his family and friends. He had been diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly after leaving office

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Tsarnaev Lawyers Request Hearing For Third Time

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for a third time for a judge to hold a hearing on media leaks they say are jeopardizing Tsarnaev's right to a fair trial

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