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1 hr ago | Sunshine State News

Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Clash over 2016 and the Economy

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012, is increasingly thinking about running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 -- and drawing fire from a prominent Florida Democrat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton

5 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Massachusetts, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

Meet the GOP's fund-raising guru

John Cook is one of the Massachusetts Republican Party's rare recent success stories: Unlike the candidates he has worked for, he keeps on winning.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Hot Air

Heartache for lefties: Elizabeth Warren defends Israel at Massachusetts town hall

Via Dave Weigel , this is this is like Ted Cruz telling an audience of tea partiers that raising taxes isn't such a bad idea after all.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Miami Herald

Massachusetts to offer two-month tax amnesty

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Boston.com

Cops' Crew Member with Ties to Mass. Killed on the Job

Bryce Dion, a Massachusetts native and an audio supervisor for the television show "Cops," was shot and killed by police gunfire during a shootout with a suspect in Nebraska.

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Boston.com

Former US Representative Sues Over Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

William Delahunt, the president of Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts and a former US Representative for Massachusetts' 10th District, is suing state medical marijuana regulators after they revoked three dispensary licenses they originally granted to his company, The Boston Globe reports .

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CBS News

Third time's a charm for Mitt Romney in Iowa?

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.,March 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

WBUR-AM Boston

Search Efforts To Resume For Missing Pilot In Mass.-Based Jet Crash

A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Massachusetts

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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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Terrorism, New York

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Massachusetts

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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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Massachusetts

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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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

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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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Brighton (Boston, MA), Marijuana, Science / Technology

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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Related Topix: Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

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