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Olympics Highlight of Baker’s First Full Day As Governor

Gov. Charlie Baker describes the selection of Boston as the U.S. bidder for the 2024 Olympics as an ``opportunity'' for the city and the region as a whole.

The Republican began his first full day in office on Friday by participating in a news conference on the Olympic bid with representatives of the United States Olympic Committee, Mayor Martin Walsh and officials of Boston 2024 organization

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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Boston Selected To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The Athens of America will get a chance to bid for the Olympics.

The USOC picked Boston on Thursday as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. The city will be presented to the International Olympic Committee for a vote in 2017

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Boston Sues Gaming Panel Over Casino Location

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has filed suit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, arguing Charlestown residents should have a vote on a $1.6 billion casino planned by Wynn Resorts in nearby Everett

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Jury Selection In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins Monday

The trial of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can begin as scheduled Monday in Boston after a federal appeals court ruled yesterday the defense had not met the ``extraordinary'' standard required to justify its intervention

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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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