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Do gun control laws need to be more or less strict than they are now?
Should states get to ban abortion?
Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are contending with snow as they trek to the polls to decide who gets to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Edward Markey.
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and posting photographs of his acts on Facebook.
With the Healthcare.gov site now improving , the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act might be in the future.
A key witness in a Massachusetts murder trial has been killed by police in Pennsylvania, prompting prosecutors to ask a judge for more time to subpoena additional witnesses.
Citizens Bank recently donated $357,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts as part of its participation in the second annual #GivingTuesday initiative.
Eight states in the Northeast -- but not Pennsylvania -- have petitioned the federal government to require upwind Midwestern states to reduce ozone-producing emissions that are damaging public health in the eastern half of the nation.
Both won their party primaries in October and have staked out different ground in what has been a low-profile race in a state growing weary of special elections.
Massachusetts is getting poor marks on how much it spends on preventing children from taking up smoking and helping adult smokers quit.
Evidence at the crime scene and details provided by eye witnesses and bank employees helped lead to the recent arrests of two Massachusetts men in connection with the Nov. 18 robbery at the GFA Federal Credit Union on Jaffrey Road.
The investigative arm of the state gambling commission recommended on Monday that MGM Resorts be found suitable to proceed with a bid for a casino in downtown Springfield, provided company officials adequately explain to the five-member commission several concerns raised during a lengthy background check.
Rhode Island's attorney general has filed a brief siding with Massachusetts in its lawsuit seeking to block fishing regulations that fishermen say will devastate their livelihoods.
The investigative arm of the state's gambling commission is recommending that MGM be found suitable to proceed with a bid for a casino in downtown Springfield, with certain conditions.
The Patrick administration's trade mission to Israel in 2011 featured, at one point, more than 40 top business and political leaders from Massachusetts.
Madeleine M. Stout, left, of Brookline and her mother, Michelle A. Graveline, display a photo of Madeleine at 8 months old while at Mrs. Graveline's house in Westboro.
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition has been awarded one of four 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives.
The warning resounded through the 2012 presidential campaign. Massachusetts' groundbreaking health reform, Republican nominee Mitt Romney said, would never work for the country as a whole.