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Tazhayakov Is First Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing...07/22/14
In the first trial related to the Boston Marathon bombings, a college friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of interfering with the FBI's investigation into the deadly blasts.
The Remembrance Project: Herbert Brown
Herbie Brown believed in optimism and in art. During his Bargello period, he needlepointed ten French Provincial dining room chairs in different patterns.
New Hampshire Veteran Receives Medal Of Honor
Ryan Pitts, whose commanding officers say helped save lives and turn the tide of one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan, is the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
U.S. Officials Will Review 2 Mass. Sites To House Unaccompanied Migrant...
Gov. Deval Patrick has offered two locations in the state -- in Bourne and Chicopee -- as shelter for unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.
Lexington Company Shire Agrees To Be Bought In $55B Deal
Lexington-based pharmaceutical company Shire has agreed to be bought by Chicago-based AbbVie for nearly $55 billion.
Group Urges Sen. Warren To Run For President In 2016
Members of The Ready For Warren group came out to see Warren at one of her Michigan stops.
Sen. Warren Goes Campaigning, Pleasing Democrats — And Republicans
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is her party's star, bringing out crowds and checkbooks nationwide. But as much as Democrats love to see Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans.
Boston Activists Voice Concerns Over Gaza Conflict
Concerns among Boston activists are growing ahead of an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip--highlighted by two protests in the Boston area Thursday.
Rep. Lynch Travels To Central America Over Child Migrants Flooding...
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch is part of a bipartisan congressional delegation traveling this week to Central America to look into what's causing child migrants to flood the border.
Wynn Exec: International Tourism A Focus
Robert DeSalvio, who would be the CEO of the proposed Everett casino, says the power of the Everett proposal rests in the Wynn name.
In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect...
Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI's investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Porter Square Ramen Shop Wants To Make Your Dreams Come True
Eating ramen at Yume Wo Katare in Cambridge is seen as a path to personal fulfillment -- if you can finish their giant bowl of ramen, you can do anything in life. That's the concept. Some customers even write their dreams down and hang them on the...
Lowell Fire Deemed Accidental
Investigators expect to bring no criminal charges in connection with the fire
As O’Brien Trial Winds Down, DeLeo Again Front And Center
Jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday in the racketeering and fraud trial of former probation Commissioner John O'Brien and two top deputies.
At Summit On Sexual Assault, Administrators Learn Strategies To Stop...
Experts told the college administrators gathered this week at Dartmouth College that it's just a small group of people who are responsible for most attacks.
The Remembrance Project: Jaimie Bliss
Jaimie Bliss was born after a difficult pregnancy and did not talk until he was six. But that is not his life story. His life story is how much his family loved him.
New Bill Seeks To Strike Balance Between Safety, Free Speech Rights At...
There's a replacement in the works for the abortion clinic buffer zone law ruled unconstitutional last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sexual Assault Summit Opens With Questions For Federal Officials
College administrators from around the country are meeting in New Hampshire this week to review how schools respond to sexual assaults on campus.
Hundreds Mourn Victims Of Lowell Fire
As investigators try to figure out what caused a fire in Lowell that took seven lives last week, members of the devastated community there are counting on one another for support.
1 Way Mass. Casino Law Differs: Money For Neighboring Towns
Until now, state gambling laws elsewhere have carved out a share of casino profits for only the host city and the state.
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