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2 min ago | Lowell Sun

Mass. National Guard laws appear set for overhaul

The operations of the Massachusetts National Guard would be modernized to include explicit authority to address homeland security threats and new protections against discrimination, under legislation that reached Gov. Deval Patrick's desk this week.

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3 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

Online Only: Broad-based coalition forms to fight for public safety and defeat Question 1

The Committee for Safer Roads and Bridges, a coalition of consumer groups, business leaders, public health officials, and others has launched a statewide effort to defeat Question 1, the ballot initiative that would put a billion dollars of repair funds at risk by eliminating gas tax indexing.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Local10.com

Unruly passenger diverts Miami flight headed to Paris back to Boston

"The aircraft is safely on the ground in Boston and there are no reports of injuries," authorities said in a statement.

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WWLP

GCC to review their policy on medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts with a doctor's prescription, but federal law says marijuana for any use is illegal.

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Turnto10.com

Police: Sunfish, not shark, reported at Mass. beach

Massachusetts State Police evacuate a beach in Marshfield after reports of a shark sighting, but it turns out to be a sunfish.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Mass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia

An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.

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JD Supra

SJC Issues Decision Concerning Recovery of Lost Profits Damages in Commercial Litigation

In a noteworthy recent decision addressing the parameters of damages in commercial litigation, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed an order excluding expert testimony concerning future lost profits damages relating to "yet-to-be conceived future products."

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Boston.com

Mass. gubernatorial candidates jump into debate over Real ID

The state's gubenatorial candidates on Tuesday blamed policymakers in both Washington and Massachusetts for a federal law that bans state residents from entering some federal buildings.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Portable classrooms to be used for temporary police station

The current state and future of the Dartmouth police station was discussed at the Select Board meeting on Monday, as board members moved to find a more "permanent" temporary solution for the station that has been displaced for almost six months now.

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SFGate

Massachusetts sued for denying medical pot permit

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Politico

Romney: 'Circumstances can change'

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has repeatedly said he is not planning to run for president in 2016 but acknowledged Tuesday "circumstances can change."

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The Hill

Feds pick first CEO for HealthCare.gov

ObamaCare's once-troubled federal insurance marketplace will gain a new leader ahead of the next enrollment period, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts

Boston.com

Mass. GOP Governor Candidates Square Off in Debate

Republican gubenatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher squared off in a debate at The Boston Globe, just two weeks ahead of the Massachusetts primary election.

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The Hill

Scott Brown says climate change is not proven

New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown said man-made climate change has not been proven, a stance that an environmental group said is a flip-flop.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

Study: Mass. Women Face Big Earnings Gap

WalletHub ranked each state in terms of women's equality. Massachusetts came in at No.

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New York Daily News

Great white shark evacuates Massachusetts beach

This 15-foot great white shark caused the evacuation of hundreds of beachgoers along Duxbury's coast Monday after it was spotted swimming approximately 54 to 100 yards from shore.

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Boston.com

Can Medical Marijuana Reduce the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?

The percentage of patients who receive opioid prescriptions to treat noncancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade, but the number of overdose-related deaths for women have increased five times as much, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Boston.com

Poll finds Mass. Democrats would back Clinton over Warren

More than three times as many Massachusetts Democrats would vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran for president in 2016 than would back the state's senior senator, Elizabeth Warren, according to a poll released Monday by Suffolk University and The Boston Herald.

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CBS Local

Mass. Gas Prices Fall 2 Cents In Week, 13 Cents In Month

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, and has now fallen 13 cents in the past month.

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Boston.com

Miley Cyrus' VMA-Acceptance Speech on Homeless Youth Hits Hard in Mass.

On Sunday night, Miley Cyrus made headlines yet again for something unusual she did at MTV's Video Music Awards.

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