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Keating Making Final Strides Before Election Day

With election day only a few days away, candidates are making their final strides before voters head to the polls.

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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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Senate Approves Funding Of Syrian Rebels

Legislation to arm Syrian rebels is on its way to the White House after passage by the Senate.

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Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around the entrances to abortion clinics

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Senate Votes Volleyball As Massachusetts Official Team Sport

Massachusetts lawmakers are serving up a special honor for the sport of volleyball.

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill designating volleyball _ which was invented in 1895 at a YMCA in the city of Holyoke _ as the state's official ``recreational and team sport

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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase Passes House, Heads To Senate

A bill that would raise Massachusetts' $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 could soon be law.

The House of Representatives approved a compromise measure on Wednesday on a 124-24 vote after a brief debate

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Massachusetts Senate To Revisit Minimum Wage Hike

The state Senate is set to again take up a proposed increase in the minimum wage in an effort to break a procedural logjam with the House over the issue.

Senators are expected Thursday to debate a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour over three years, while tying future increases to the rate of inflation

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Obama Pushes “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

 

President Obama is again pushing House Republicans to embrace comprehensive immigration reform. 

In a White House event, the President argued that the nation's immigration is broken and an overhaul is long overdue.  H

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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Boehner: It’s an Emergency, Where’s The Senate?

House Speaker John Boehner says the nation is facing a budget emergency and the Senate, like the House, should be in session to help avert a government shutdown.

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