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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE — Normal operations resumed at an Air Force base that was partially evacuated early Thursday, when potentially explosive material was detected during a routine inspection of a moving truck.In a statement, the 66th Air … more
BOSTON — Nearly 100 immigration activists and labor union members rallied in downtown Boston on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration and to call for an end to the deportation proceedings against a local … more
The Massachusetts attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, challenging the department's move last month to freeze new rules for erasing the federal loan debt of student borrowers who … more
BOSTON — A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state requirement that eligible voters register at least 20 days ahead of an election is being heard in court this week, with critics saying the law disenfranchises thousands of … more
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The soft-shell clams that are harvested by hand and raked from the mud flats of Maine are becoming less plentiful, and the downward trend jeopardizes one of New England's oldest and most historic coastal industries.Maine … more
BOSTON — A conference committee of six lawmakers has been laboring behind closed doors for several weeks to address a tax revenue shortfall that has thrown in doubt the assumptions on which the state's $40.3 billion budget is based.The state's … more
BOSTON — In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1-inch wingspan, has found a home at several defense … more
BOSTON — The House and Senate on Friday afternoon banged out of Beacon Hill for the holiday weekend, signaling that deals on a marijuana bill and a fiscal 2018 state budget are still out of reach.Lawmakers had set Friday as their goal to get a … more
BOSTON — Massachusetts' top elections official say they won't be complying with a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election.A spokesman for Secretary of State … more
BOSTON — When Salem Democrats volunteer Alice Merkel was helping a 19-year-old woman register to vote over the weekend, she noticed something wasn't right. The woman was intimidated and confused by the form, which Merkel said is antiquated and … more
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