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1 hr ago | Boston.com

Car Fire Shuts Down All Three Lanes of MassPike Eastbound Near Prudential Tunnel

The left and middle lanes of the MassPike Eastbound have reopened after all lanes were shut down when a car caught fire near the Prudential Tunnel exit, according to Massachusetts State Police.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

5 hrs ago | CNN

What's behind Romney 2016 speculation

Here we go again. Another poll adding to the feeding frenzy over a possible third Mitt Romney run for the White House.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, University of New Hampshire, Suffolk University, Massachusetts Government

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Is Barack Obama the worst president?

Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II .

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, W., Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney, Opinion

WBUR-AM Boston

Immigrant Community Rallies After Lowell Fire

Soben Pin wept as she tried to express her sorrow Friday over a fire that claimed the lives of five members of a Cambodian family and displaced dozens more in Massachusetts.

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EDGE

Mass. Equality Applauds Funding of LGBTQ Youth Homeless Programs

Governor Deval Patrick, seated, signs into law an enhancement to the 2010 anti-bullying bill surrounded by colleagues On June 11, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick approved a new budget that funds LGBTQ homeless programs and services for youth.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government

Patch.com

Dog Critically Injured in Fire Faces Uncertain Future

Five-year-old pomeranian, Papi, was critically injured in a house fire in Lawrence last month, and has been in and out of Boston Angell Animal Medical Center ever since.

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Health Data Management

Massachusetts Health Grants Require HIE Component

The State of Massachusetts is awarding $23 million to 61 hospitals and community health centers across the state to help them establish integrated delivery systems that provide more effective and cost-efficient care to patients in need.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

MassLive.com

Pet Project: Dogs and cats available for adoption in Western Massachusetts shelters July 11

Each week The Republican and MassLive showcase dogs and cats available for adoption at shelters at rescue organizations in Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Westfield, MA, Southwick, MA, Southampton, MA, Springfield, MA

USA Today

7 killed in Mass. apartment fire

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

MassLive.com

On Two Wheels: Massachusetts Lyme Run set for July 20

Beth Rosati has championed Lyme disease awareness ever since a tick bite infected her with the illness five years ago.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Motorcycles, Feeding-Hills, MA, Agawam, MA, Victory Motorcycle

Ledger-Enquirer.com

GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health

WWLP

Under fire from rivals, Baker says he a oemisspokea on Hobby Lobby

Democrats loaded the campaign cannons Wednesday and blasted away at Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for comments he made about the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision on companies denying employee coverage of contraception on the basis of religious objections.

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Related Topix: US News, Massachusetts Government

Patch.com

Which Communities Have the Most Expensive Car Insurance in Massachusetts?

ValuePenguin , a consumer finance website, recently ran the numbers to see which Massachusetts communities are paying the most and the least for auto insurance.

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Related Topix: Brockton, MA, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Chelsea, MA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sen. Portman: Could consider '16 presidential bid

In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after Portman introduced Romney at a campaign stop at defense contractor Jet Machine in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, 2012 Presidential Election, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

FireHouse.com

Seven Killed in Mass. Apartment Building Blaze

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

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Related Topix: Fire, Massachusetts Government

Reuters

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, after tainted drugs produced by a local company sparked a meningitis outbreak in 2012 that killed 64 people across the United States.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

4 adults, 3 children dead in Mass. apartment fire

Authorities say four adults and three children have died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire, and nine others have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Berkshire Eagle

4 adults, 3 children dead in Lowell apartment fire

Authorities say four adults and three children have died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire, and nine others have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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MassLive.com

Pleasant weather on tap for Western Massachusetts following fast-moving thunderstorm

SPRINGFIELD - Damage from a fast-moving thunderstorm late Wednesday included a large tree down on a house on Ambrose Street and a tree down on a house at Virginia Avenue in West Springfield.

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Related Topix: West Springfield, MA, Springfield, MA, Longmeadow, MA, Agawam, MA

Patch.com

Smell of Pot Doesn't Warrant Car Search, Mass. Supreme Court Rules

The state Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday made a key ruling that eliminates police officers' authority to search a vehicle if they smell raw marijuana.

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