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Rep. Keating’s Intelligence Amendment Clears U.S. House

U.S. Rep. William Keating says the House has approved a measure to encourage stronger intelligence sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The Massachusetts democrat says the amendment was added on Friday to an Intelligence Authorization bill

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UMass Dartmouth Professor Talks Drones

An associate professor at UMass Dartmouth's School of Law was part of an important discussion on a burgeoning industry in Massachusetts.

Associate Professor Hillary Farber joined in discussion with representatives from MassDevelopment, the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Center, and the ACLU of Massachusetts to talk about drones and proposed uses and regulations

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State’s First Casino License To Be Awarded June 13

State gambling regulators say they'll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Thursday that the June 10 and 11 meetings will be in Springfield, the June 12 meeting in Boston and a June 13 meeting _ when it is expected to issue a decision _ will be in Springfield

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Boston College football / Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Boston City Councilor Files College Athlete Bill Of Rights

A Boston city councilor has proposed a College Athlete Bill of Rights designed to prevent schools in the city from revoking scholarships from athletes who are injured or otherwise fall out of favor with their coaches

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Board Approves MBTA Fare Hike, Buys 40 New Buses

MBTA fares are on the way up.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the price of bus, subway, and commuter rail passes.

The fare increases, first announced in March, will take effect July 1

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz / Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Feds to Locate Gas Reserves In New York And Boston

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will be building gasoline reserves in the New York City Harbor region and Boston..

The reserves would hold a combined one-million barrels in gasoline to provide short-term relief following disasters like Hurricane Sandy

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Sexual Assault Probe Targets Massachusetts Schools

Six Massachusetts schools are on a list released by the federal Education Department of 55 colleges from across the nation facing investigations over their handling of sexual abuse complaints

The list released Thursday includes Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College, Harvard College, Harvard University Law School, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Peter Wilson/Twitter

Fire Erupts At Suffolk Downs

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze in a building at the Suffolk Downs horse race track in Revere.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Television news photos showed flames and smokes coming through the roof of one of several large, one-story buildings in the stable area

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.

Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the Department of Children and Families held an informational picket on Tuesday outside the agency's regional office in Lowell

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

UMD Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Students, faculty members and administrators gathered at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday to honor those killed and survivors at last year's Boston Marathon.

During a vigil which included music and prayers, Chancellor Divina Grossman urged the gathering make a strong committment to make the world a better place

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