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Massachusetts: U.S. state in the United States
Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts' population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

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Private funeral mass held for granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy

A private funeral mass was held on Monday for the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who died last week after being found unresponsive at the family's compound in Hyannis Port,..
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Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter dies at family compound in Massachusetts

One of the granddaughters of the late Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday after an apparent drug overdose at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, the family and media reports said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Massachusetts

Two Republicans, 21 Democrats Are Presidential Hopefuls For 2020 [Video]Two Republicans, 21 Democrats Are Presidential Hopefuls For 2020

The largest group of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era has gotten smaller. Twenty-one rivals now are seeking their party’s 2020 nomination, reports Reuters. This is..

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Warren apologizes at Native American forum [Video]Warren apologizes at Native American forum

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized at a Native American forum in Iowa for 'harm' she had caused after she claimed Native American heritage and faced..

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Close encounter with a great white shark [Video]Close encounter with a great white shark

"Seeing it on TV, you don't realize how huge and quick it is": Sean and Serena Colbert, brother and sister, recall their encounter Monday, with a great white shark off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rough..

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The Five Worst States In America To Have A Baby [Video]The Five Worst States In America To Have A Baby

A new report from the personal finance website WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby. According to HuffPost, rankings were based on metrics like hospital delivery charges and infant..

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Dems keep focus on Trump, race in Iowa [Video]Dems keep focus on Trump, race in Iowa

Democratic presidential candidates are heading to Iowa this weekend, where they're keeping the focus on President Donald Trump and his alleged links to white supremacy. Nathan Frandino has more.

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"Squad" Could Lose Pressley

Ayanna Pressley is part of the progressive foursome known as "The Squad." "The Squad" is made up of four women of color fighting the Democratic Party establishment. Members include Alexandria..

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Trump: 'Sleepy Joe' will 'limp across the line' [Video]Trump: 'Sleepy Joe' will 'limp across the line'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he's been watching the Democratic debates and he thinks 'Sleepy Joe' will be the Democratic nominee, but will 'limp across the line' to win. Rough Cut (no..

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Sarah Ferguson: Eugenie isn't pregnant [Video]Sarah Ferguson: Eugenie isn't pregnant

Sarah Ferguson says her daughter isn't pregnant and describes Prince Andrew as 'handsome', at businessman Ernie Boch Jr's estate in Norwood, Massachusetts.

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What Do Voters Know About Elizabeth Warren? [Video]What Do Voters Know About Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren is running for President. Warren is a liberal Senator from Massachusetts. Currently, she is running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. Two thirds of those..

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Trump says Tlaib 'like a crazed lunatic' [Video]Trump says Tlaib 'like a crazed lunatic'

Speaking to high school students at a summit in Washington, D.C., President Trump described Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib as 'like a crazed lunatic.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please [Video]Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please

Police officers from Braintree, Massachusetts posted a cheeky Facebook post on Sunday. Given the extreme temperatures, they asked that criminals refrain from committing crimes until it cools off on..

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Prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sexual assault case [Video]Prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sexual assault case

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday announced they had dropped a criminal case alleging that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket..

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Prosecutors drop Kevin Space sexual assault case [Video]Prosecutors drop Kevin Space sexual assault case

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday announced they had dropped a criminal case alleging that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket..

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Kevin Spacey's Sexual Assault Case Dropped [Video]Kevin Spacey's Sexual Assault Case Dropped

According to CNN, Massachusetts prosecutors recently dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey. This came a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand...

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'They hate our country': Trump doubles down on tweetstorm [Video]'They hate our country': Trump doubles down on tweetstorm

President Trump on Tuesday again defended his controversial tweets in which he asked four prominent minority Democratic congresswomen to "go back" and "fix" the countries "from which they came". Rough..

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Woman in texting suicide case files appeal with Supreme Court [Video]Woman in texting suicide case files appeal with Supreme Court

Attorneys for Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her teenage boyfriend into suicide, filed an appeal of her conviction with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday..

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Mother of Kevin Spacey accuser testifies in court [Video]Mother of Kevin Spacey accuser testifies in court

The mother of a man accusing actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault in Massachusetts three years ago testified in a Nantucket courtroom on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Salmonella Outbreak Connected To Papayas [Video]Salmonella Outbreak Connected To Papayas

If you're a fan of papayas, you may want to skip Cavi brand papayas until further notice. UPI reports that a Cavi brand of papayas "are likely the source" of a salmonella outbreak. According to The..

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AT&T Outage Impacts Emergency Services Calls And Texting In Several States [Video]AT&T Outage Impacts Emergency Services Calls And Texting In Several States

A widespread outage affected AT&T network customers on Tuesday, impacting services for thousands of subscribers. Customers complained of issues with sending text messages and many reported not being..

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Massachusetts City Bans Face Recognition Tech After San Francisco [Video]Massachusetts City Bans Face Recognition Tech After San Francisco

According to Gizmodo, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the use of facial recognition technology after San Francisco initiated a ban last month. Like the San..

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Did Elizabeth Warren Win The Debate? [Video]Did Elizabeth Warren Win The Debate?

MIAMI (Reuters) - A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as U.S. Senator Cory Booker and former U.S. Rep...

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Wayfair workers walk out to protest U.S. migrant camps [Video]Wayfair workers walk out to protest U.S. migrant camps

Wayfair employee Madeline Howard says Wednesday's protest is about making it as "hard as possible" for the U.S. to operate immigration camps. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Democrats battle it out in first debate [Video]Democrats battle it out in first debate

Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..

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9 Great White Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod Coast [Video]9 Great White Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod Coast

Scientists have confirmed nine shark sightings in the Atlantic ocean, off the Cape Cod coast. Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries..

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NiSource settles Massachusetts gas explosion lawsuits for $143 million

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in..
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Kevin Spacey: Massachusetts prosecutors drop sex assault case

Prosecutors say they dropped the case after the accuser refused to testify about his missing phone.
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Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case alleging that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket over three years ago,..
Reuters - Published

Former big-leaguer Jim Bouton, author of groundbreaking 'Ball Four,' dies at 80

Former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton, whose irreverent, raunchy baseball memoir, "Ball Four," attracted both hostility and acclaim, died on Wednesday at his home in Massachusetts, according to..
Reuters - Published

Family of Massachusetts youth killed in blast settles suit against company

The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts..
Reuters - Published

Actor Kevin Spacey's alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit

The man that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning..
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge bars immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests.
Reuters - Published

Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison

A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while..
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Co-owner, ex-employee of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak acquitted

A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring to help it evade regulatory oversight before its drugs..
Reuters - Published

Warren supports campaign staff decision to join union

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights..
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Man charged with murder in machete attack on Appalachian trail in Virginia

A Massachusetts man was charged on Monday with murder and assault in a machete attack that killed a hiker and severely wounded another along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, according to papers filed..
Reuters - Published

Wynn Resorts keeps Massachusetts gaming license with $35 million fine

Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator..
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Massachusetts says Wynn Resorts can retain gaming license with fine, other conditions

Massachusetts gaming regulators said on Tuesday that Wynn Resorts Ltd can retain its gaming license needed to run a $2.6 billion casino built outside of Boston with a fine and license conditions.
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Massachusetts judge faces federal charges for blocking immigration arrest

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction, saying they blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer from arresting an..
Reuters - Published

U.S. charges Massachusetts judge with blocking immigrant's arrest by ICE

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction, alleging they blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer from arresting an..
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U.S. charges Massachusetts judge with conspiracy for blocking arrest of undocumented migrant

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction of justice, alleging they interfered with U.S. officials' attempts to arrest an..
Reuters - Published

Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton enters 2020 presidential race

Seth Moulton, an Iraq War veteran and Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, entered the 2020 presidential nomination contest on Monday, swelling the ranks of declared contenders to almost 20, his..
Reuters - Published

Man who mailed white powder to Trump's sons gets probation

A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation after admitting he mailed threatening letters filled with a suspicious white powder to several prominent people, including U.S...
Reuters - Published

Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge

bill weld: trump to face 2020 republican challenge
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in 2020.
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Purdue's Sackler family fights 'inflammatory' Massachusetts opioid case

Members of the Sackler family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit by Massachusetts' attorney general claiming they helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, arguing..
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Massachusetts says Wynn Resorts executives concealed sexual misconduct accusations involving Steve Wynn

Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday released an investigative report concluding that former executives of Wynn Resorts Ltd concealed sexual misconduct allegations against the casino operator's..
Reuters - Published

Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe

Twelve days after being named special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Robert Mueller delivered a speech to his granddaughter's high school graduating class..
Reuters - Published

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated

Massachusetts' top court on Wednesday reinstated former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's conviction on charges of murdering an acquaintance in 2013, making it easier for the victim's..
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Massachusetts ex-governor first Republican to challenge Trump for 2020

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said on Friday he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in..
Reuters - Published

Massachusetts ex-governor Weld to challenge Trump for Republican presidential nomination: Washington Post

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who ran on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, said he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party's presidential..
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Massachusetts manslaughter conviction upheld in teen texting suicide case

Massachusetts' top court on Wednesday upheld the manslaughter conviction of a woman accused of goading her teenage boyfriend into committing suicide in 2014 with text messages and phone calls, in a..
Reuters - Published

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