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Opposition Mounting To Obama’s Emission-Cutting Initative

Opponents are already vowing to sue the government, in order to block new environmental rules from taking effect.

The plan unveiled by President Barack Obama Monday is aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from U

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Mass. Congressional Delegation Gives Initial Support To Iran Deal

(Associated Press)  -  Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are hailing a deal struck between the U.S. and other world powers and Iran.

The accord is intended to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions

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Warren, Markey Oppose Funding Syrian Rebels

Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are opposing President Barack Obama's request to train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.

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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Federal Officials Discuss Heroin Crisis In Taunton

A recent surge in heroin overdoses in Taunton has shed light on an epidemic that has plagued the state and nation.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey and White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske met with local officials, first responders and parents of addicts at the Taunton Central Fire Station on Monday to discuss how to attack the issue

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Gov. Patrick and Congressional Delegation Mourns Nelson Mandela

 

Massachusetts' top political figures are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick called the anti-apartheid leader ``a remarkable and inspiring example of resilience, persistence, determination and grace, in his time and for all time.''

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Senators Warren, Markey Questions “Stand Your Ground” Laws

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is questioning the wisdom of so-called ``stand your ground'' laws following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
 
    Asked if Zimmerman should face federal civil rights charges in the death of Martin, who was black, Warren said the Justice Department is considering the question, but the jury has spoken

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Mayor Mitchell Urges Everyone To Vote

The Mayor of New Bedford is urging all registered voters to cast a ballot Tuesday in the U-S Senate election.  Jon Mitchell says Tuesday's special election is important....

The mayor is supporting Democrat Edward Markey in the special election

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Galvin: All Signs Point To Historically Low Turnout

The state's top elections official says all indications point to an historically low voter turnout for the special U.S. Senate election.
 
    Secretary of State William Galvin says he expects no more than 1

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Biden To Campaign For Markey At UMass Dartmouth

Vice President Joe Biden is the latest high-profile Democrat planning to visit Southeastern Massachusetts to stump for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey.

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