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2 hrs ago | Boston.com

Mass. AG hopeful aided online gambling venture

Warren Tolman, seeking the Democratic nomination in the race for state attorney general, would cut all ties with a Quincy firm seeking to join with state lotteries to run cash-payout fantasy sports games.

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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Rally pushes to speed up medical marijuana access

Massachusetts residents suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig 's disease and other debilitating illnesses rallied at the Statehouse Thursday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to speed up the process for opening medical marijuana dispensaries so they can safely purchase the drug.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

7 hrs ago | York Dispatch

Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.

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Related Topix: Maine, Fire, Canada, World News, Massachusetts

11 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Marijuana rally at Statehouse Thursday

The state department charged with vetting companies that want to win a medical marijuana dispensary license says the process is ongoing, but offered no timeline for when it might be completed.

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15 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Nick Gillespie: Rand Paul is Right About Reagan's Awful Spending Record. And So Much More.

Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Social Security, Personal Finance

19 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Just Ask: What happens if a car fails its inspection?

Have a question you'd like answered? Email justask@repub.com or send it to the address below, and we'll try to get you a response.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Elizabeth Warrena s new memoir focuses on personal life

With the release of her memoir, political insiders are wondering, will Sen. Elizabeth Warren run for president? If she does, Warren poses the biggest threat to expecta ed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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

Patch.com

'Throuple' from Mass. Expecting Child

A threesome of women from Massachusetts is expecting a child. The "throuple" of Doll, Kitten, and Brynn Young committed to each other during a marriage-style ceremony in August, the Daily Mail reports .

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Harvard Hillside

House GOP hopes timing is right for tax amnesty program

Delinquent Massachusetts taxpayers who cough up back taxes would get a break from paying penalties, under a Republican amendment set to receive consideration during House budget debate next week.

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The Pitch

Limestone Pizza in Lawrence blends Neapolitan style with prairie ingredients

There's a new pizza restaurant in Lawrence, Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar at 814 Massachussetts.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Dining, Recipes, Massachusetts, Kansas

Examiner.com

On the heels of Earth Day a profile of Boston's Gina McCarthy, EPA

This week, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to serve as administrator of the EPA.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Massachusetts, UMass Boston

Patch.com

Mitt Romney Donates Cash For Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's Criminal Defense

Former Massachusetts governor and losing presidential candidate Mitt Romney has contributed $10,000 to help former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell fight criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Virginia, Virginia Government

Insurance Journal West

Mass. Regulator on Boston Bombing Claims, TRIA Reauthorization Effort

Massachusetts Division of Insurance's last data call showed that the vast majority of insurance claims stemming from the Boston marathon bombing tragedy have been resolved.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

With eyes on possible Clinton run, questions on room for other women

But her candidacy would also likely block the paths for other women running for the White House, and, notably, for those who would like to be vice president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar

Business Journal

Mass. AG opens investigation into U.S. Info Search, Experian after data breach

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that her office opened an investigation into the data broker U.S. Info Search and the credit reporting company Experian after reports that criminals were able to gain access to a database containing the personal information of more than 200 million U.S. citizens.

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Boston Herald

Vermont jury awards $35 million in sex abuse case

A woman who said she was sexually abused over several years in the 1990s was awarded $35 million by a civil court jury, though her attorney acknowledged it was unlikely the defendant would ever be able to pay all of it.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much... In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Michigan, Michigan Government, Massachusetts, Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma

JD Supra

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Elimination of Most...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently proposed legislative reform that would abolish non-compete agreements made in the technology and life sciences sectors, as well as other, currently unspecified industries.

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UnionLeader.com

Dover Head Start volunteer was required to register as sex offender

The Policy Council chairman of Head Start was convicted in Massachusetts for the indecent assault and battery on a minor, according to an indictment charging him with a class A felony.

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CBS Local

Average Mass. Gas Price Rises 7 Cents In Past Week

The price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has shot up by 7 cents in the past week, but still remains well below the national average.

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