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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

Rep. Keating Comments On Bergdahl Release

Freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's condition is improving, but officials declined to say when Bergdahl will be moved from a military hospital in Germany to treatment in the U.S., saying there's no timeline

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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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New Law Provides Flood Insurance Relief

President Barack Obama has signed a new law that will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners living in flood-prone areas relief from big jumps in insurance costs.
 
    Lawmakers from both parties supported the measure in response to angry homeowners who faced sharp premium hikes after an overhaul of the government's flood insurance program two years ago

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Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase

 

President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University because they are making sure work pays a decent wage.
 

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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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Getty Images - Job seekers in New York

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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Photo City of New Bedford

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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