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A look at former colleagues of Dr. George Tiller, the late-term abortion provider murdered in 2009 Wichita, who also perform third-term abortions.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Why commit if it doesn't fit?

How can a state with so many elected Democrats also have a majority of independents? Political experts disagree on why a rock-solid blue state has so many unenrolled voters.

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Related Topix: US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Fitchburg, MA, Wedding

Lowell Sun

Middlesex Community College, Lowell's Bartlett School team up for STEM awareness

With the help of Middlesex Community College Service-Learning students, seventh- and eighth-graders at Bartlett Community Partnership School presented a variety of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, projects in Lowell's first Middle School District Science & Engineering Fair.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sun shines again on Lori Lajoie Charity Golf Tournament

Just minutes before golfers teed off in the 39th annual Lori Lajoie Charity Golf Tournament at Worcester Country Club last week, Ray and Coco Lajoie looked to the skies.

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Patch.com

State Tax Amnesty Program Kicks Off for 300,000 Taxpayers on Labor Day

A state tax amnesty program kicks off on Labor Day, put into place by a provision in the 2015 state budget that allows penalties and late fees to be waived when back taxes are paid off by Halloween.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Massachusetts Government, Tax

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Massachusetts puts fate of its casinos, maybe more, on the line

With the casino industry showing signs of retrenchment, voters in Massachusetts may do something that voters nowhere else have done, at least in the last century: slam on the brakes on casino gambling.

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Lowell Sun

Baker for governor in GOP primary

The Republican gubernatorial primary might be considered a ho-hum affair by most party faithful, but insiders know this has been a good push-the-ideas campaign for heavy favorite Charlie Baker and little-known Mark Fisher.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Sunday Herald

Nobel laureates: ban creationism in Scottish schools

Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in chemistry, has backed calls for a ban on the teaching of creationism in Scottish schoolsPhotograph: Getty Sir Harold Kroto, Sir Richard Roberts and Sir John Sulston have signed a petition lodged at the Scottish Parliament calling for guidance to be introduced for teachers.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, World News, United Kingdom, Florida State University

Boston.com

Surround Yourself with Local Beauty This Weekend

The Boston Public Garden was created in 1837 and features flowers, plants, monuments, fountains, the Lagoon, and the Swan Boats that have been operating for more than 100 years.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Family, Kids, Boston, MA, World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, West Tisbury, MA, Travel

WWLP

Medical pot dispensary process moving to Phase 2

The deadline for medical marijuana dispensary applications expired Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chicopee, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mild and breezy

Tonight will be partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. There will be patchy fog after midnight and near steady temperature in the upper 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Sentinel & Enterprise

Poll: Prospective general election shows Baker, Coakley in dead heat

Republican Charlie Baker held a one-point advantage over Martha Coakley, 38-37, within the 4 percent margin of error, in the latest polling on the 2014 Massachusetts governor's race.

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Related Topix: US News

Boston.com

Will You Be a Low License Plate Lottery Winner?

If you're among the motorists who entered for a chance to get one of those rare low-number license plates, the Registry of Motor Vehicles says you'll find out if you're a winner next month.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Autos

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Ideas for a fall weekend drive in Central Massachusetts

Rutland State Park Route 122A, Rutland www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-central/rutland-state-park.html Barre Farmers' Market Barre South Common Saturday mornings until Oct. 25 Rose32 Bread 412 Main St., Hardwick 477-9930 www.rose32bread.com Quabbin Gate 40 Off Route 32A, Petersham Accessible only by foot or bicycle ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rutland, MA, Hardwick, MA, Petersham, MA, Templeton, MA, Home Gardening, Home

Patch.com

Cory Harris Graduates from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

North Reading Fire Department recruit Cory P. Harris graduated on Friday with the 216th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy after a 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.

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Related Topix: North Reading, MA, Fire, Stow, MA

Lowell Sun

Billions in balance as Mass. waiver talks drag on

A federal waiver critical to the efforts in Massachusetts to pursue universal health care coverage, rein in cost increases, and deploy payment delivery reform is hung up in secret talks between outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick's administration and the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

The Wall Street Journal

a Gop Governor in Massachusetts? It Could Happen

Martha Coakley , the Democrat who famously lost the Senate race that launched Republican Scott Brown as a national figure, appears to be struggling in her campaign to become governor of Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Brown, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Sentinel & Enterprise

Four from Lowell plead guilty to fraud charges

Four members of a Lowell family have pleaded guilty to charges they schemed to hide $25 million in wages from the IRS.

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Related Topix: Tax

Star-Telegram.com

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

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

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Westfield, MA, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

PACs are now in Mass., so get ready for high-priced attack ads

In much of the country, super PACs have been a force for years. But it took a while for these independent political action committees, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, to land in Massachusetts politics.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Brown, John Kerry, US Senate, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren

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