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Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.

Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 structures with collapsed roofs due to the storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow across the state

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Mitchell: Mayors Conference Looks To Make Cities More Livable

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting this week in Washington, and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is looking forward to sharing with other Mayors the successes of his city.

Mitchell says Mayors across the country are making major decisions about a host of issues, including education, and economic development

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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Boston Selected To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The Athens of America will get a chance to bid for the Olympics.

The USOC picked Boston on Thursday as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. The city will be presented to the International Olympic Committee for a vote in 2017

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Charlie Baker Goes To Washington

Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker is gearing up for a daylong trip to the White House where he's scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama.

Baker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he first thought all 50 governors would be invited, but later realized it included only five or six newly elected governors

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Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA / Getty Images

Memorial for Disabled Veterans Dedicated

Thousands are in Washington, DC for the dedication of a new memorial for disabled veterans.

President Obama spoke at Sunday's ceremony, acknowledging that too often America has not lived up to its obligation to care for vets

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Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

Cape Skydivers Identities Released

Authorities have released the identities of two skydivers killed after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod.

Andrew Munson, of Nantucket, and his instructor, Eldon Burrier, of West Lynnwood, Washington, died Sunday while skydiving at the Marstons Mills Airport in Barnstable

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Ian Walton / Getty Images

News Helicopter Crashes in Seattle

 

An investigation is underway in Seattle into a news helicopter crash that killed two people near the Space Needle. 

Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department says the two bodies found inside the helicopter are still at the crash scene. 

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Hagel Urges Europeans To Get More Involved With NATO

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is starkly warning European allies that they must bear more of the burden of modernizing NATO or risk it becoming irrelevant.

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Goes To Washington

 

 Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to Washington to participate in a two-day National Governors Association winter meeting.
 
    On Sunday, Patrick is scheduled to participate in an education and workforce committee, including meeting with U.S. S

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Coakley in D.C. for Abortion Buffer Zone Hearings

Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's proud of her office's defense before the U.S. Supreme Court of the 35-foot protest-free zone outside Massachusetts abortion clinics.

Coakley was in Washington for the arguments Wednesday by two of her assistants

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