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Feds Designate $33 Million To Aid New England Fishermen

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is freeing up nearly $33 million to aid struggling fishermen in New England. 

Still be to determined is exactly how that money will be spent. 

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Thousands of Mass. Unemployed Losing Benefits.

 

 Thousands of Massachusetts residents who have been out of work for more than six months are being hit by the expiration of federal unemployment benefits.

Cash payments for the long-term unemployed were being cut off Saturday after Congress failed to extend the benefits before leaving for the holidays. The

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One Million Americans To Lose Unemployment Benefits

 

Unemployment benefits expire for more than a million Americans on Saturday.  They'll end for people who have been unemployed for more than half a year.  Approximately one-point-three-million Americans will be affected immediately, and more will be affected as time goes on.

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Obama Wants Extension Of Jobless Benefits Through 2014

 

 

President Obama will push Congress for an extension of emergency unemployment benefits through the end of 2014. 

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that while the economy is improving, the benefits "are crucial" for the unemployed and their families. 

The

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Mitchell Strategizes On Fishing Law Reauthorization

 

Debate on the reauthorization of the nation's commercial fishing law, the Magnuson Stevens Act is about a year away, and Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's working with industry leaders and members of Congress to make the changes the industry says it needs. 

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Healthcare.gov Discussed in the House

Republicans on a House panel looking into the government's troubled health insurance website say the problems reflect deeper flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

At a hearing today, they're accusing administration officials of misleading Congress with repeated assurances that the roll out of the new health care law is on track

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New Report Outlines Safety Violations At Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

 

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth experienced 108 lower-level and two higher-level safety violations from 2000 through 2012.
 
    The violations were included in a congressional study expected to be released this month showing that safety violations at nuclear plants across the country varies dramatically from region to region.
 

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No End In Sight For Government Shutdown

One week into the partial shutdown of the federal government, President Obama is digging in his heels.  In a White House news conference, the President said he is willing to negotiate with House Republicans but not until they agree to end the shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling

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GOP Congressman Yells at Park Ranger at WWII Memorial

The Government shutdown has gotten a little bit ugly. On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer from Texas decided to confront a park ranger at the WWII memorial in Washington DC who was not allowing the public to enter the memorial during the shutdown. 

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Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

Rhode Island Congressional Delegation May Forgo Salaries

The four members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation may forgo their salaries during the government shutdown if federal employees lose money.

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