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Inspirational Massachusetts boy loses battle with cancer

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It wasn't just you; hundreds report seeing fireball across sky

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Hundreds Rally Against Racism On Boston College Campus

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Hundreds Rally Against Racism On Boston College Campus


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Una detención 'de película': Intenta robar un auto durante un rodaje de Denzel Washington

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Una detención 'de película': Intenta robar un auto durante un rodaje de Denzel Washington


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Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

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'You're a racist,' Williams College students tell author Christina Hoff Sommers during talk on feminism

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'You're a racist,' Williams College students tell author Christina Hoff Sommers during talk on feminism


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Trump blames ‘radical Islam’ for uptick in crime in Britain

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No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl’s, White House says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a military justice case must be ‘‘resolved on its own facts’’ after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump’s criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. The White House statement issued Friday doesn’t mention Bergdahl by name. It says Trump ‘‘expects all military personnel’’ in the military justice process ‘‘to exercise their independent professional judgment   Read More ...
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New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett, unable to capitalize vs. Jets, should have more chances soon
FOXBOROUGH -- Acquired less than one week before the Patriots season began, Phillip Dorsett was unexpectedly thrust into a significant role right off the bat. Dorsett, the former Colts receiver, was called on in New England's Week 2 win at New Orleans, and he delivered with three catches for 68 yards. Dorsett served as the team's No. 3 wideout as Danny Amendola was sidelined with a concussion   Read More ...
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Thousands Of Rowers Ready To Compete In Head Of The Charles Regatta
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s the granddaddy of them all, as thousands of rowers converge on the Boston area for the Head of the Charles Regatta. Among them, two of the youngest rowers ever to compete in the regatta. There were boats, boats and more boats on the Charles Friday, jamming the river like rush hour on the expressway with everyone preparing for their events   Read More ...
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Inspirational Massachusetts boy loses battle with cancer
(WTNH)–A Massachusetts boy who captured hearts on social media has lost his battle with cancer. Six-year-old Devin Suau’s mother posted on Facebook that Devin had passed away on Friday. Devin was diagnosed earlier this year with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer. To raise awareness for the disease, his parents started the hashtag “Why Not Devin,” which was used on Facebook and Twitter   Read More ...
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It wasn't just you; hundreds report seeing fireball across sky
It wasn't just you; hundreds report seeing fireball across sky NEW YORK — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a very bright meteor   Read More ...
A road trip to rediscover the adventurous eaters in my kids
‘Are these little eyeballs?” my 8-year-old son, Graham, asks as he pops a deviled egg with smoked trout roe in his mouth. “I love them. I’m not an egg fan so that’s surprising.” You can say that again. “I love it,” his sister, Elinor, 5, agrees, swirling a finger in her sparkling water. This conversation is happening over dinner at Persimmon in Providence, where I’m hoping my kids will rediscover their appreciation for finer dining   Read More ...
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Second ‘Globe Live’ set to take the stage
The latest edition of “Globe Live,” a storytelling event featuring Boston Globe journalists, is coming soon. Among those taking the stage Oct. 27 and 28 at the Paramount Center will be Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, who’ll share an embarrassing experience he had talking to Joni Mitchell, one of his favorite singer-songwriters. When Gilbert had a chance to interview her in 1991, he was, as he puts it, “out of my mind with excitement   Read More ...
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DA Anthony Gulluni identifies Springfield man as victim in Boston Road homicide
SPRINGFIELD - The man shot to death Thursday night in Springfield has been identified as David Pichardo of Springfield, according to the office of Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. Pachardo, 27, was shot in the chest while inside the Laudromax laundromat at 315 Boston Road just before 8 p.m. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Baystate Medical Center   Read More ...
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Springfield Rep. Carlos Gonzalez touts low-income Internet access program
A Springfield state representative is trying to spread the word about a program that helps low-income families and seniors pay for Internet service. State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, D-Springfield, held one event last week and is planning another one in the future to tout Comcast's Internet Essentials program. "Everything has gone to a digital way - applying for services, applying for employment or applying for education," Gonzalez said   Read More ...
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Gov. Baker pitches 26 potential Amazon HQ2 sites in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is serving up 26 potential sites for Amazon ranging from Pittsfield to Boston as part of its pitch for the web retail giant's coveted second headquarters, while also laying out potential -- but no specific -- tax breaks that could be negotiated, according to a copy of its bid. The state's includes testimonials from business leaders, five pages detailing the types of incentives the state offers, and an "A to Z" guide of potential sites   Read More ...
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Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center
Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center. William R. Nutter Jr., a Vietnam War veteran who also served 21 years in the US Army Reserves, died on July 3, 2016. Earlier this week, the Globe’s Spotlight Team reported that a staff member on the night shift failed to check on Nutter hourly as she should have; Nutter never woke up   Read More ...
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First trailer for Tonya Harding film ‘I, Tonya’ looks promising
The lucky few who saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival say “I, Tonya” does a great job telling the strange tale of Tonya Harding, the Olympic figure skater who tried to sabotage her on-ice rival, Stoneham’s Nancy Kerrigan, in 1994. Well, a teaser trailer for the film has just been released, and it does look like director Craig Gillespie nailed it   Read More ...
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Massachusetts releases its pitch, with 26 sites, for Amazon's second headquarters, "HQ2"
Massachusetts officials on Friday stressed the region's brainpower and the availability of 26 locations across the Bay State that could become the site of Amazon's second headquarters. It was a bipartisan pitch - alongside photos of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito were those of state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and Robert DeLeo, both Democrats. A letter signed by Robert Kraft and MassMutual's president, CEO and chair Roger Crandall, among other business leaders, accompanies the proposal   Read More ...
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Five sites in Worcester mentioned in Massachusetts Amazon headquarters proposal
According to a statewide application submitted to Amazon Thursday, there are five sites in downtown Worcester identified as potential spots for the company's second headquarters. The locations of the five sites were not specified in the report, although it was stated that each of sites is within a third of a mile of Union Station, the city's hub connecting to the MBTA commuter rail and bus terminals   Read More ...
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Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky
SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a very bright meteor. The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower   Read More ...
Though your heart is breaking
What we laugh about and what scares us are often the same thing. How else are we to deal with the big bad things? You snatch some of their power back, one laugh and scream at a time, before they can steal more of it from you. All the best comedians and horror novelists know this — think of Richard Pryor joking about his abusive father or Stephen King conjuring another murderous car after nearly being killed by one   Read More ...
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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun . . . and giant buttons
Mayors from Toledo, Ohio, to Tulsa, Okla., are so eager to woo Amazon’s much-vaunted second headquarters that they’ve been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company, and even pushing its buttons. Literally. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about the different ways they’re showcasing themselves to the Seattle e-commerce company   Read More ...
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Lupita Nyong’o recounts Weinstein massage encounter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Nyong’o says Weinstein invited her there to screen a film while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama. In an op-ed for the New York Times published Thursday Nyong’o says Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage and that she gave him one instead   Read More ...
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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of ‘‘massive tax cuts and reform.’’ The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in three decades, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while eliminating trillions of dollars of deductions and special interest tax breaks   Read More ...
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On camera in Soviet Georgia
There are scenes in Salomé Jashi’s documentary “The Dazzling Light of Sunset” that recall Eastern European black comedies such as Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s “12:08 East of Bucharest” (2006) or films from Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. Whether Jashi’s subject — a local TV station in the former Soviet Georgia — deserves such a sad, sardonic gaze is another matter, and that’s a question which, in a surprising coda, the filmmaker herself candidly confronts   Read More ...
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Springfield honors 2 women who found missing 11-year-old boy (photos, video)
SPRINGFIELD -- Cameron Boulay, the 11-year-old-boy who turned Springfield into a city of searchers when he didn't come home from school Wednesday afternoon, said Friday he was thankful to those who worked hard to find him. "I feel really grateful that all of Springfield would do this for one child," the Forest Park Middle School sixth-grader said during an assembly in honor of the two women who found him at the park Thursday morning   Read More ...
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Hundreds Rally Against Racism On Boston College Campus
BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of students gathered on the Boston College campus for a rally against racism for the second time this week. On Wednesday, several hundred students walked out of class to protest what they perceive as a lack of action by the BC administration after racist incidents on campus. That demonstration was not sponsored by the school. Friday, students held another rally, which again drew several hundred people on campus   Read More ...
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Man Charged With Causing Somerville Officer’s Death Waives Arraignment
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has waived arraignment on negligent homicide charges in the death of an off-duty police officer in New Hampshire. Authorities say 19-year-old Michael Ricci of Burlington was driving erratically on Interstate 95 in North Hampton on Oct. 8 when his car went through a closed crossover and collided with a motorcycle driven by Officer Louis Remigio of Somerville, Massachusetts   Read More ...
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School apologizes, says black girl in photo was in traditional Pilgrim garb, not 'leashes'
A Massachusetts school has apologized after a photograph of children dressed as a Pilgrim family in Bridgewater stirred outrage on the web. The father of a black Mitchell Elementary School student uploaded a photo of his daughter, two white classmates and an educator in 17th century garb to Facebook. The black child is kneeling while the white children grasp a pair of tethering straps   Read More ...
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Orion Krause, accused of killing his mother and grandparents, found competent to stand trial but will remain at mental health Hospital
A 40-day mental health evaluation determined that Orion Krause -- who is accused of killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in Groton -- is competent to stand trial, but the 22-year-old will remain at Bridgewater State Hospital. Records of the mental health evaluation will remain sealed for now, Judge Margaret Guzman ordered in Ayer District Court on Friday. She allowed for Krause to remain held at the hospital   Read More ...
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Fireball Caught Streaking Across Northeast United States
The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball. A fireball is a very bright meteor. The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower. Particles from Haley’s Comet will be visible late Friday night into early Saturday morning   Read More ...
VIDEO | Reports of fireball streaking across sky in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball. Most sightings were in New Jersey and New York, AMS said   Read More ...
USS Constitution Sails For First Time In 3 Years
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The newly refurbished USS Constitution took its first cruise in three years Friday. It set sail from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel’s maiden voyage. The world’s oldest commissioned warship fired a 21-gun salute off the fort, and its cannons boomed another 17 times as it passed the U   Read More ...
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Republican Peter Tedeschi looks to unseat Congressman Bill Keating in 2018
Peter Tedeschi, a Norwell native and former CEO of the 200-store Tedeschi Food Shops convenience store chain, is eyeing a 2018 Republican run to represent Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District -- a seat which U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, has held since 2010. Tedeschi, who filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Thursday to officially enter the race, said his campaign will focus on bringing pro-growth policies and a cooperative approach to lawmaking in Washington, according to the State House News Service   Read More ...
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Pet Project 2017: Animals available for adoption Oct. 20 in Massachusetts
One-Day Event Features 50% Off Adoption Fees for Small Animals at Dakin Humane Society. The Republican Newsroom. SPRINGFIELD - Adoption fees for small animals (non-cats and non-dogs) at Dakin Humane Society will be reduced by 50 percent on Oct. 21 at its Springfield and Leverett adoption centers. The "Small Thrills" adoption event will take place from 12:30-5:30 p.m. in Springfield and 12:30-4:30 p   Read More ...
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Volunteers at Pete's Sweets decorate hundreds of cupcakes for Rays of Hope cancer survivors (photos)
EAST LONGMEADOW - The color pink overwhelmed the kitchen at Pete's Sweets Thursday night. Some 50 volunteers donning pink shirts and aprons spread pink frosting on hundreds of cupcakes to be donated to the 24 annual Rays of Hope - Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer on Sunday. "It's a lot of pink," shop owner Peter Gray said, as he used a pastry bag to swiftly plod down equal portions of pink frosting on rows of cupcakes with the mechanical precision of an assembly line gadget   Read More ...
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Una detención 'de película': Intenta robar un auto durante un rodaje de Denzel Washington
Agentes de policía de Boston, Massachusetts, arrestaron este viernes a un hombre después de que robara a una mujer e intentara sustraer un coche cerca del barrio South End, donde tenía lugar la grabación de la película 'Equalizer 2' protagonizada por Denzel Washington, informa el canal de noticias WHDH de Boston. La policía de Boston comunica que a unas cuadras del rodaje el ladrón robó el bolso a una mujer, después de lo cual corrió al lugar de grabación, donde se enfrentó a unos agentes   Read More ...
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Artists Upset Controversial Allston Mural Was Removed
BOSTON (CBS) – Art is supposed to make you think. But what happens when you think it’s inappropriate? Well, in the course of 72 hours, a mural went up in Boston, got changed and then got wiped clean. There is nothing to see these days at the corner of Cambridge and Linden streets in Allston. You could say it’s the corner of boring and uneventful   Read More ...
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Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky
SEA GIRT, N.J. — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball. A fireball is a very bright meteor. The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower   Read More ...
'You're a racist,' Williams College students tell author Christina Hoff Sommers during talk on feminism
A "standard liberal" feminist author Williams College hosted this week ran amok of some students in her audience, who ended up branding her "racist" and "white supremacist." Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, shared her views on feminism and identity politics at the Western Massachusetts institution. Some of the attendees, including several students in the gender and women's studies department, took issue with her talk   Read More ...
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A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out
When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. He excitedly raised his hand to ask his first one. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion   Read More ...
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7-year-old girl's head shaved in Massachusetts group home
A mother is demanding answers after her daughter's head was shaved. Denise Robinson's 7-year-old daughter Tru resides at Little Heroes Group Home in Dracut, a facility for children ages 5 through 11 who have suffered trauma, including abuse or neglect. Robinson said her daughter's curls were cut without her permission. When asked why, Robinson said she was told for hygienic purposes   Read More ...
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Aaron Hernandez Prison Letter Up For Auction
BOSTON (CBS) – A letter written by Aaron Hernandez 13 days after he was arrested and charged with murder is up for auction. Hernandez penned the letter in blue ink on July 8, 2013. It is listed as part of the Lelands.com Masters Auction collection with a starting bid of $300. In the letter, Hernandez urges the recipient to “please keep this private & off social media   Read More ...
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Paul Ryan’s Trump zingers spice up fund-raiser
NEW YORK — When Paul Ryan, the House speaker, rose to deliver the keynote address at the Al Smith charity dinner Thursday night, he immediately let it be known that he wouldn’t shy away from jokes about a president who doesn’t react well to jokes. “Enough with the applause,” he told the annual white-tie gathering of New York’s political and Catholic elite, which raises money for needy children   Read More ...
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Why buying 20 boxes of pasta can be a smart financial strategy
I didn’t realize until I was older – in my 20s, perhaps – that not all children grew up knowing about compound interest, or the importance of calculating unit prices when comparing two options at the supermarket. Or that some children were simply given money when they asked for it and not expected to budget their allowances. My family was different   Read More ...
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