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3 hrs ago | Boston.com

Few GOP foes for Mass. delegation

The failure of Republicans to field a candidate in six of nine US House races in Massachusetts makes this year the least competitive congressional election season in about a half century, highlighting how politically stagnant the state has become and leaving Democratic incumbents wondering what to do on the campaign trail.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government

7 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Lt. Gov. candidate Mike Lake takes stand on pressing state issues

Mike Lake doesn't shy away from declaring himself "the most progressive candidate" for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Northeastern University

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

2016 Spin Meter: 5 things to know not to believe

This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talking to his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Ann Romney waves after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race at his election night rally in Boston.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Government

15 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Lowell man charged in fatal stabbing

A 50-year-old Lowell man was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a man whose body was discovered across from a Gulf gas station on Woburn Street in Lowell Thursday night, authorities said.

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20 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Massachusetts Sen. Warren hits road for Democrats

In this June 29, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, introduces Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes at rally in Louisville, Ky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Sat Jul 12, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Wind power must be part of energy bill

As a report issued by the National Wildlife Federation declared last week, Rhode Island and Massachusetts "by every measure" are leading the way for the nation in developing a commercial offshore wind industry that will help meet New England's needs as nuclear and fossil fuel power plants are shut down.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Somerset, MA, Global Warming, Bedford, MA, Opinion

City of Boston

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture Hosts Exhibit by South End...

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will feature an exhibition of photography by South End artist Lazaro Montano .

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Cape Cod Times

"The Outermost House" goes to London

Quotes from "The Outermost House" were laser etched on the steps, posts, and cedar bench of the Massachusetts Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London this spring.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Provincetown, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Fracking's future

The extraction of oil and natural gas from shale deposits by hydraulic fracturing, a process commonly known as fracking, has raised concern and opposition in Massachusetts in recent months, as early plans for a gas pipeline expansion are presented to towns and property owners in northern Worcester County.

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Boston.com

Car Fire Shuts Down All Three Lanes of MassPike Eastbound Near Prudential Tunnel

The left and middle lanes of the MassPike Eastbound have reopened after all lanes were shut down when a car caught fire near the Prudential Tunnel exit, according to Massachusetts State Police.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

CNN

What's behind Romney 2016 speculation

Here we go again. Another poll adding to the feeding frenzy over a possible third Mitt Romney run for the White House.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, University of New Hampshire, Suffolk University, Massachusetts Government

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Is Barack Obama the worst president?

Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II .

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, W., Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney, Opinion

WBUR-AM Boston

Immigrant Community Rallies After Lowell Fire

Soben Pin wept as she tried to express her sorrow Friday over a fire that claimed the lives of five members of a Cambodian family and displaced dozens more in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit

EDGE

Mass. Equality Applauds Funding of LGBTQ Youth Homeless Programs

Governor Deval Patrick, seated, signs into law an enhancement to the 2010 anti-bullying bill surrounded by colleagues On June 11, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick approved a new budget that funds LGBTQ homeless programs and services for youth.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government

Patch.com

Dog Critically Injured in Fire Faces Uncertain Future

Five-year-old pomeranian, Papi, was critically injured in a house fire in Lawrence last month, and has been in and out of Boston Angell Animal Medical Center ever since.

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Health Data Management

Massachusetts Health Grants Require HIE Component

The State of Massachusetts is awarding $23 million to 61 hospitals and community health centers across the state to help them establish integrated delivery systems that provide more effective and cost-efficient care to patients in need.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

MassLive.com

Pet Project: Dogs and cats available for adoption in Western Massachusetts shelters July 11

Each week The Republican and MassLive showcase dogs and cats available for adoption at shelters at rescue organizations in Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Westfield, MA, Southwick, MA, Southampton, MA, Springfield, MA

USA Today

7 killed in Mass. apartment fire

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

MassLive.com

On Two Wheels: Massachusetts Lyme Run set for July 20

Beth Rosati has championed Lyme disease awareness ever since a tick bite infected her with the illness five years ago.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Motorcycles, Feeding-Hills, MA, Agawam, MA, Victory Motorcycle

Ledger-Enquirer.com

GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health

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