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PORTLAND, ME — The federal government is releasing new rules designed to protect threatened dusky sharks from being accidentally killed by fishermen.Dusky sharks are large sharks that are down to about 20 percent of their 1970s population off … more
BOSTON — Greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts decreased from 2013 to 2014, continuing a decade-long trend, according to the latest state data.State law requires emissions by 2020 that are 25 percent lower than 1990 levels, and emissions … more
BOSTON — Can a request by federal authorities be the sole basis for whether local and state authorities can detain individuals being sought for immigration violations? That politically charged question is scheduled to go before the … more
BOSTON — The offer to serve on President Donald Trump's new opioid commission presented Gov. Charlie Baker with an opportunity to serve at a level he has tried to avoid - the federal level.The Republican governor, in his two-plus years in … more
CONCORD, N.H. — National Grid on Tuesday announced a transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid and run along existing lines in Vermont and New Hampshire.National Grid … more
BOSTON — Before Gov. Charlie Baker signed a spending bill Tuesday, he recounted how a provision doubling the one-time line of duty death benefit for first responders came to be attached to the bill.Surrounded by police and fire officials, … more
BOSTON — In response to the top national law enforcement official vowing to hold back funds from cities that flout federal immigration law, the Massachusetts attorney general accused U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of fearmongering on … more
BOSTON — Jay Gonzalez is training for next month's Boston Marathon but he's already begun a grueling political race with an equally uphill course.The 48-year-old Needham resident, who served in former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's cabinet, … more
BOSTON — The financial ramifications for Massachusetts of a federal health care bill set for a vote in Congress Thursday left Senate President Stan Rosenberg at a loss for words.Appearing on the Northampton radio station WHMP, Rosenberg said … more
BOSTON — A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler, the ambitions of the Soviet Union and the weakness of the United Nations is up for auction.The diary … more
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