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Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

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Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

- CONCORD, NH (CBS) — The New Hampshire Republican Party headquarters was hit by vandals Wednesday night. Concord Police received the call Thursday morning and when they arrived on the scene they found the word “Nazis” spray painted on the wall. Police say the vandals also threw rocks through several of the windows and other graffiti had been spray painted on the outside of the building
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Boston rally lands permit; strict boundaries drawn

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Boston rally lands permit; strict boundaries drawn

- The Boston Free Speech Rally now has an official permit and a major alt-right figure has signed back on to speak at the event. Mayor Martin J. Walsh said police will have “zero tolerance” toward any violence during the event, from rally participants or counter-protesters. Organizers say they believe it will draw hundreds more participants than the 100 expected by city officials
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Maine Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

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Maine Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were “equally as bad” and “disgusting.” The Republican governor made the comments during an appearance on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in Virginia at a white nationalist protest over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen
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SeaWorld Euthanizes One Of Its Last Remaining Orcas From The Wild

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SeaWorld Euthanizes One Of Its Last Remaining Orcas From The Wild

- SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company’s last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks. Kasatka died Tuesday evening “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved her,” after battling lung disease for years, the company said in a statement
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Fab ladies are the Bomb(shells)

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Fab ladies are the Bomb(shells)

- The heat throughout the Hub was sky-high yesterday — and it had nothing to do with the summer weather. The fifth annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer went down, bringing out a bunch of Boston’s hottest boss ladies decked out in their pinkest ensembles. The charitable event took place at M.J. O’Connors — the one in the Westin Boston Waterfront. The female powerhouses mingled with guests, as everyone sipped on chilled drinks, noshed on small bites and, most importantly, supported the Ellie Fund
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Bonnie Tyler To Sing ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ During Eclipse

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Bonnie Tyler To Sing ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ During Eclipse

- MIAMI (AP) — Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday’s solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on board. Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas’ band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theater on its ship Oasis of the Seas as part of a “Total Eclipse Cruise
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L.L. Bean Boosting Production Of Iconic Duck Boot

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L.L. Bean Boosting Production Of Iconic Duck Boot

- LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing center that’s being unveiled Thursday. The company also plans to hire more than 100 additional production workers at two locations in Maine. The old boot has done more than soldier on: Annual sales have grown from fewer than 100,000 pairs a decade ago to this year’s projection of 750,000 pairs
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Woman flown to Boston hospital after suffering serious burns on Cape

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Woman flown to Boston hospital after suffering serious burns on Cape

- Woman flown to Boston hospital after suffering serious burns on Cape DENNIS, Mass. — A woman was seriously hurt after being burned at a home in Dennis Wednesday. Firefighters told the Cape Cod Times that they were called to a home on Route 6A around 7 p.m. Off-duty firefighters from Dennis and Yarmouth responded. The woman was flown to a Boston hospital for treatment
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Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common

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Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common

- With shovels, speeches and prayer, politicians and community leaders broadcast peace and tolerance during events on Wednesday. Outside City Hall, Mayor Martin Walsh held hands with those beside him as clergy - at sometimes earsplitting decibels - pleaded for divine intervention to quell the turbulent times. "With all my heart and soul I pray that you give President Donald Trump another spirit
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Vehicles, food and clothing vendors banned from Boston Common during 'Free Speech' rally

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Vehicles, food and clothing vendors banned from Boston Common during 'Free Speech' rally

- If planning to be on Boston Common this Saturday, pack your own food and drinks. The city has banned food and clothing vendors from setting up on Saturday, according to an email sent to vendors by the Boston Parks Department published by Universal Hub. "I do apologize for any inconvenience this causes, however, public safety is of the utmost importance to the City of Boston," the email reads
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T boss’ lack of experience leaves U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch ‘skeptical’

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T boss’ lack of experience leaves U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch ‘skeptical’

- U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said he’s “skeptical” of the MBTA’s choice of a new general manager with no background in transportation — even likening its selection of General Electric veteran exec Luis Ramirez to the election of an “outsider” president in Donald Trump. “I think you’re taking a chance on someone who has zero experience running a transportation system,” the South Boston Democrat said yesterday on Boston Herald Radio
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Powerball Jackpot Now $510 Million

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Powerball Jackpot Now $510 Million

- BOSTON (CBS) – The Powerball jackpot is now worth more than half-a-billion dollars! That’s because there was no winner in the Wednesday night drawing. The numbers were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64 with the Powerball 4. The jackpot now stands at $510 million with a cash value of $324.2 million for Saturday’s drawing.
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Teen, Photographer Meet After Painful First Pitch At Fenway Park

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Teen, Photographer Meet After Painful First Pitch At Fenway Park

- BOSTON (CBS) – When 17-year-old cancer survivor Jordan Leandre strolled to the mound for the first pitch during the Jimmy Fund Telethon, it was emotional. Special. Awesome. No one was thinking about strikes, or balls, until the pitch hit photographer Tony Capobianco below the belt. Wednesday night’s honoree’s, the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox, probably didn’t think that was possible. Nor did Jordan, who gave WBZ-TV’s David Wade the play-by-play outside the ballpark
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Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches

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Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches

- Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches WEBVTT BRACINGFOR SIMILAR SCENARIOS.>> THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THATIT IS NOT ACCEPTED HERE.WE ARE GOING TO BE A UNITEDFRONT AND YOU WILL HEAR US.>> SHE IS AN ORGANIZER FOR THISRALLY.TH SHOWS OVER 8000 COMMITTAND ORGANIZERS EXPECT OVER20,000.THE GLOBAL NETWORK IS TAKINGPART.EXPECT MEMBERS FROM BOSTON ANDCAMBRIDGE AND CHARLOTTESVILLE,MINNEAPOLIS, AND TORONTO.WHAT ORGANIZERS DO NOT WANT IS AREPEAT OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
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Betts' 2-run double earns Red Sox walk-off win over Cardinals

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Betts' 2-run double earns Red Sox walk-off win over Cardinals

- Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4. . AP Photo/Charles Krupa Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts is doused after his walk-off two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The Red Sox won 5-4. SOURCE: AP Photo/Charles Krupa Betts' 2-run double earns Red Sox walk-off win over Cardinals Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4 BOSTON — Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St
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Mass. Can't Take Down Its Only Confederate Monument

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Mass. Can't Take Down Its Only Confederate Monument

- BOSTON (CBS) – State leaders are trying to determine what should be done with Massachusetts’ only Confederate monument. The monument is located on Georges Island, a national historic landmark, and for that reason the state can’t just take it down. The memorial marker sits on a grassy hill and is covered by wooden planks as the state figures out whether it should stay – or go
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Politics & Government

  • Trump Proposes Ending Heating Aid For Low-Income Americans
    Trump Proposes Ending Heating Aid For Low-Income Americans

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The summer air is sizzling as the Fourth of July approaches, yet 86-year-old Richard Perkins already worries about how he’s going to stay warm this winter. President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for low-income Americans, claiming it’s no longer necessary and rife with fraud. People needn’t worry about being left in the cold, he says, because utilities cannot cut off customers in the dead of winter
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Sports

  • Yankees Outlast the Red Sox in 16 Innings
    Yankees Outlast the Red Sox in 16 Innings

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    Photo BOSTON — Didi Gregorius and Austin Romine had run-scoring singles and Gary Sanchez added a sacrifice fly in the 16th inning as the Yankees rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that lasted nearly six hours. It was an exhilarating victory for the Yankees, who drew to within three and a half games of the first-place Red Sox
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Health

  • Conflict Of Interest? State DPH Employee Applies To Open Marijuana Dispensary
    Conflict Of Interest? State DPH Employee Applies To Open Marijuana Dispensary

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    BOSTON (CBS) – As the state readies to open more pot shops, one Boston woman looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary has critics calling Massachusetts pot policies hazy at best. “It raises doubt about the integrity of the process. This woman isn’t trying to open a flower shop someplace. It’s a marijuana shop she wants to open up,” says David Tuerck, who heads up the watchdog group, Beacon Hill Institute
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Family & Parenting

  • Social Media Helps Man Adopted As Baby Meet Biological Family
    Social Media Helps Man Adopted As Baby Meet Biological Family

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    BOSTON (CBS) – A priceless family reunion this summer – all thanks to social media, a persistent biological brother, and a loving adoptive mom. Dan Spigle was put up for adoption as a baby… and enjoyed a happy childhood with his parents and brother in Massachusetts. He loves the life he has, but was always a little curious about the place from which he came
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Society & Culture

  • Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader suggests change due to slavery ties
    Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader suggests change due to slavery ties

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    Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader suggests change due to slavery ties BOSTON — There is a new push to change the name of a Boston landmark due to its ties to slavery. At a press conference with Boston religious leaders Wednesday, Kevin Peterson, of the New Democracy Coalition, said Faneuil Hall should be renamed. Peterson said Peter Faneuil shouldn’t be memorialized on one of Boston’s historic sites because he was a slave owner and trader
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Fans gather at Boston Common to remember Linkin Park singer
    Fans gather at Boston Common to remember Linkin Park singer

    , bostonglobe.com

    Mourners and music fans gathered at Boston Common on Sunday afternoon to honor Chester Bennington, the 41-year-old Linkin Park singer who commited suicide this month. The gathering was organized on Facebook by Mike Martin and Angie Campello. Those in attendance at the Common shared memories of the rock band and its music. “Here we meet to show our respect to Chester, the band, and his family
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Travel & Recreation

  • Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes
    Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes

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    Behind the scenes at Delta Air Lines Last Slide Next Slide Delta Air Lines is ramping up its presence in Boston with new routes to Pittsburgh and New Orleans. The flights to Pittsburgh begin Oct. 1, with Delta Connection affiliate Endeavor Air offering two daily round-trip flights on Bombardier CRJ 900 regional jets. The New Orleans service will be less-frequent and will be seasonal, operating only on Saturdays and Sundays from Feb
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Life & Style

  • Matt Damon and Wife Pack on the PDA During Date Night at U2 Concert in Boston: 'They Were Super Cute Together'
    Matt Damon and Wife Pack on the PDA During Date Night at U2 Concert in Boston: 'They Were Super Cute Together'

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    Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso know how to do date night right. The couple stepped out to attend the New England leg of U2’s latest tour at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday night. Damon and Barroso hung out in the VIP soundstage area, where they were spotted packing on the PDA as they enjoyed the concert. Matt Damon was next to us on the soundstage last night at U2 in Boston
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Real Estate

  • More Boston neighborhoods seeing affordable housing units
    More Boston neighborhoods seeing affordable housing units

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    A city program requiring developers to include low-cost apartments in or near their buildings has created more than 400 units of affordable housing in the Seaport and in South Boston since 2000, according to new figures released by the city this week. Nearly 430 more have come in the South End and several neighborhoods in downtown Boston.
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Media & Information

  • HealthWatch: Your Social Media Posts May Give Clues About Your Mental Health
    HealthWatch: Your Social Media Posts May Give Clues About Your Mental Health

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    BOSTON (CBS) — The photos you post on social media may say a lot about your mental health. Researchers at the University of Vermont and Harvard University used computers to analyze more than 40,000 photos on the Instagram feeds of 166 volunteers looking for brightness, color, and shading. Volunteers with depression were more likely to post black and white photos or ones with bluer, grayer or darker filters while healthy volunteers posted photos with warmer, brighter tones
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