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Both sides play the blame game as virus relief talks stallWASHINGTON  With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate.

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Religious group descending upon N.H. town for large event amid coronavirus fires back at officialsThe leaders of a religious group that's descending upon a New Hampshire town are firing back at local officials who are concerned that hundreds of attendees will not practice coronavirus safety protocols over the next week.

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The Latest: Texas coronavirus hospitalizations at 6-week lowAUSTIN, Texas  Texas is reporting fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks.

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Public Skate: ‘Canes and Bruins, 8PMTake a quick lap of the refrigerator, and we'll see you on the couch!

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Rhode Island ISIS terror sympathizer sent home by Boston judgeA Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for threatening to behead a conservative blogger over her anti-ISIS views is the latest con to be set free under the coronavirus compassionate release movement.

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Parking capacity at Hull's Nantasket Beach slashed further as town moves into coronavirus red zoneThe parking capacity at Hull's Nantasket Beach will be slashed further to address concerns of overcrowding amid the coronavirus pandemic as the town faces an elevated risk for the virus.

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Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rulesWASHINGTON — The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough.

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Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fieldsHARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

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Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics websiteLOS ANGELES — Chris Evans became the most politically prickly “Avenger” a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters.

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BU grad students, staffers host drive-by rally to protest in-person learning planMembers of the Boston University community are pushing back on the schools plan to reopen the campus for classes in the fall....

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Sibling rivalry: Serena beats Venus to take 31st meetingLEXINGTON, Ky. — There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open's warmup area Thursday before their 31st matchup as pros.

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CT Health Department recommends moving football to springHARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut's Public Health commissioner recommended Thursday that high school officials move their football and volleyball seasons from the fall to the spring to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Police reform debate stalls behind closed doors on Beacon HillLawmakers are taking their time hashing out differences between House and Senate versions of a police reform bill that promises to shake up policing in Massachusetts.

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Police on lookout for man wanted in Townsend pharmacy break-inTOWNSEND — Police released the name and photo of a Leominster man they believe broke into a pharmacy and stole prescription medication last November.

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More US churches sue to challenge COVID-19 restrictionsChurches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty.

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10 candidates vie to fill US Rep Kennedy's seat in CongressBOSTON — The Democratic primary contest between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III may be the most closely watched campaign on the Massachusetts ballot this year, but it’s far from the most crowded.

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Eversource restoring last remaining power outages from IsaiasHARTFORD, Conn. — Utility crews were working Thursday evening in Connecticut to restore the last remaining power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, which knocked down scores of trees and wires across the state more than a week ago.

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Boston Licensing Board meets with beer gardens after receiving complaints of non-compliance during pandemicThe Boston Licensing Board held a virtual meeting with several beer gardens in the city that are allegedly not enforcing mask wearing and social distancing guidelines at their facilities.

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Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votesWASHINGTON  President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.

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First day of school in Boston delayed, teachers union rallies for remote startBoston Public Schools students will start the year 11 days later than originally planned, according to Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, as the deadline to submit final reopening plans to the state closed in on Friday.Â.

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9-year-old pays visit to Hingham police after recovering from car crash injuriesA 9-year-old boy and his family paid a visit to the Hingham Police Department after recovering from a serious crash last week.

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Car slams into Brookline assisted living facility, no injuries reportedA car slammed into an assisted living facility in Brookline Thursday leaving a gaping hole in the wall.

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Police searching for suspects in alleged armed robbery of restaurant in DorchesterPolice are seeking the public's help in their search for two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a restaurant in Dorchester on Tuesday, officials said.

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Chelmsford opts for hybrid school modelCHELMSFORD  The School Committee on Monday approved a hybrid model of both remote and in-person learning to start the 2020-2021 school year, pending negotiations with teacher and other emplo...

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Celtics lose bubble finale, turn full attention to PhiladelphiaIt’s the team of Joel Embiid, now that Ben Simmons has had season-ending knee surgery, with Al Horford back in the starting lineup for the last five games since the point guard’s injury.

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Roxbury revival ready to rockIn a dynamic neighborhood like Roxbury, an 1851 Victorian done up in an Italianate style on a prime corner might mean a bulldozer and starting over from scratch, but we’re glad this didn’t happen with the four-condo development at 41 Winthrop St. Choosing to revive much of the home’s exterior details and overhaul the inside,.

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Zach Williams, for King and Country, Kanye West get Dove nodsNASHVILLE, Tenn.  Christian artist Zach Williams and for King and Country are the leading artist nominees at this years Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria G...

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius On Plans For FallWe take listener calls on schools and reopening with Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of the state's largest school district, Boston Public Schools.

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Can Learning Pods Help Students Succeed While Learning Remotely?We look at one creative approach to beginning a new school year in the midst of a pandemic.

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Special Hour: Uncertainty Abounds As Districts Prepare For The First Day Of SchoolWe look at a creative solution from a Boston City Councilor and hear from Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of the state's largest school district.

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Apple drops Fortnite from App Store over direct payment planNEW YORK — Apple has dropped the hugely popular “Fortnite" game from its App Store after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses Apple's platform."

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new California homeLOS ANGELES — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved into a new family home in Southern California, their spokesman said Thursday without providing details.

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Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worriesIt has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches.

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Voting in Boston? Your polling place may have changed locations.Voters can look up their polling places on the state website, or check out a list of the locations that have changed this election cycle on the city’s website.

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New Hampshire town residents concerned as hundreds are expected for religious retreatResidents in the town of New Ipswich, New Hampshire are raising concerns about a religious retreat scheduled to take place this weekend.

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EEA updates fall sports guidelines for MIAAThe Massachusetts High School sports community has its official first look at what the fall season may look like.

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Patriots down two rookies after a retirement and releaseThe Pats' seventh-round rookie center Dustin Woodard was one of two players to leave the team Thursday.

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Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrivesLOS ANGELES — Crews scrambled to protect homes from a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles and officials warned the blaze could flare up again Thursday as a blistering heat wave descended on California.

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Howie Carr: Salaries soar for hacks, not for dreaded private sectorThese past few months, life in the Dreaded Private Sector has been positively Hobbesian – solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

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Bryant leads Wizards past Celtics reserves in finaleLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Thomas Bryant had 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 96-90 on Thursday for their lone win in the restart.

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Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked taskLike a defense stiffening at the goal line late in the game, the NFL has implemented a wide array of health protocols designed to keep the coronavirus from wrecking the 2020 season scheduled to begin four weeks from now.

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Boston schools delay start of school year to Sept. 21 for studentsThis is an excerpt of a story from BostonGlobe.com. Don't have a Globe subscription? Subscribe for just 99 cents.

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Vt. Schools Set to Open Outdoor Classrooms as COVID-19 Safety MeasureMany Vermont educators, at both public and private schools, will be encouraging physical distancing when classes resume in September, by taking their lessons...

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Declines to Add Roulette, Craps at Casinos Amid Ongoing Coronavirus PandemicThe slate of games offered at Massachusetts casinos will not expand as two of the facilities had hoped, at least not in the immediate future.

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Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi 'just frustrated' after being placed on injured listAndrew Benintendi couldn’t hide it. As bad as he may be feeling from the strained right rib cage that’s put him on the injured list, it seemed to pale in comparison to the feeling of how it’s just added on to what’s already been a nightmare 2020 season for the Red Sox left fielder.

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Maura Healey endorses Jesse Mermell in crowded 4th District primaryThis is an excerpt of a story from BostonGlobe.com. Don't have a Globe subscription? Subscribe for just 99 cents.

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South Shore real estate brokers to pay up to $110,000 after discrimination allegations: Attorney General HealeySouth Shore real estate brokers have agreed to pay up to $110,000 and attend fair housing training to resolve an investigation into allegations they discriminated against prospective tenants, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Thursday.

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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths rise 21, cases up 319 as positive test rate stays at record lowMassachusetts health officials on Thursday reported 21 new coronavirus deaths and 319 new cases as the 1.5% average positive test rate stayed at the new low from a day earlier.

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Boston Celtics daily links 8/13/20All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place.

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Massachusetts Reports 319 New Coronavirus Cases, 21 Additional DeathsThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 319 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 21 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.

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Mass. reports 21 new COVID-19 deaths, 319 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus data, Thursday, Aug.

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President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with IsraelPresident Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

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UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic tiesJERUSALEM  Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious pl...

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President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with IsraelPresident Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

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‘One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choiceCHICAGO  Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghes exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: Kamala Aunty..

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Georgia governor withdraws lawsuit challenging Atlanta mayor's mask mandateGeorgia's Republican governor is withdrawing a lawsuit he filed against Atlanta's Democratic mayor and City Council in an effort to block restrictions the city put in place to fight the coronavirus, including a citywide mask mandate.

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High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don't need witnessesWASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail through November's general election without getting signatures from two witnesses or a notary.

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Biden calls for nationwide mask mandateWILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months.

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Woman dies after getting struck by vehicle in ConcordA woman died after getting struck by a vehicle in Concord Thursday morning, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

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Like the Titanic  NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spreadThe NCAA's chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease expert advisers warned Thursday the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States remains an enormous obstacle for college sports to overcome.

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Watch the last leg of the Mayflower II's voyage home to Plymouth, MassachusettsPhotos by Cheryl Landes The Mayflower II returned home to Plymouth, Massachusetts, this week after a major renovation.

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Dr. Ashish Jha shares what he would do if he were Charlie BakerI still believe that Massachusetts can and should be leading the nation.”.

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Power corridor referendum is unconstitutional, court saysPORTLAND, Maine — A referendum aimed at overturning approval of a $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor is unconstitutional, and should be removed from the November ballot, the state supreme court ruled Thursday.

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Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding patternCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponing their fall football seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic leaves some NFL prospects facing a dilemma: Leave now or leave later.

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Feds now investigating Florida man accused of making bombsBOYNTON BEACH, Fla.  Federal agents are taking over the investigation of a Florida man who was arrested after police found more than two dozen pipe bombs near his home, including some that contained nails, screws and metal pellets.

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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of HormuzDUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday.

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319 New COVID Cases, 21 More Deaths in Mass.Massachusetts reported 319 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and an additional 21 deaths. There have now been 8,568 confirmed deaths and 113,517 cases,...

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AMC to reopen 10 Massachusetts theaters on Aug. 20The first batch of theaters includes locations in Assembly Row, Boston Common, Braintree, Burlington, Framingham, Dartmouth Mall, Liberty Tree Mall, Methuen, South Bay Center, and Tyngsborough.

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Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity' in protestMINSK, Belarus  Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations...

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Hurricanes coach Brind'Amour ‘moving on' after fined by NHLIn this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' head coach Rod Brind'Amour reacts to a call during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Brind'Amour wasn't going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL.

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Hurricanes coach Rod BrindAmour says hes moving on after getting fined by NHLThe Carolina Hurricanes coach provided a short, four-word answer, Thursday, when asked if he had anything more to add a day after being fined for calling the league “a joke” in criticizing an officials’ ruling on a goal challenge.

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Norfolk rep threatens to sue 'King Baker' over 'slippery slope' of government overreach during coronavirus pandemicA Norfolk representative is threatening to sue over Gov. Charlie Baker's "overreach" in responding the coronavirus pandemic and enacting dozens of executive orders restricting travel, levying fines and more.

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Boston University apologizes for insensitive timing of new posthumous degree policyThe school says the newly announced policy was in the works well before the coronavirus pandemic.

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Revere man arrested for manslaughter in death of woman, 29, at Boston hotelA 43-year-old Revere man was arrested in South Paris, Maine, on Wednesday for manslaughter, a charge stemming from the death of a Maynard woman at a Boston hotel in March, police said Thursday.

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Fauci to talk school reopening with governor, parents onlinePROVIDENCE, R.I. — The nation’s top infectious disease expert is discussing the reopening of schools with Rhode Island’s governor during an online forum Thursday....

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Bruce Cassidy sees the positive in Bruins' third lineThe Bruins' third line of Nick Ritchie, Charlie Coyle and Anders Bjork had its positive moments in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes, most notably the Coyle goal that was scored off some greasy net-front work by all three players.

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Celtics drop final seeding game 96-90 to Wizards despite Javonte Green breakoutThomas Bryant willed the Wizards' first victory since Mar. 10 with 26 points and 8 rebounds with his bags packed to leave the bubble.

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Canadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest painsThe 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team’s first-round series against Philadelphia.

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Medford graduation canceled after seniors test positive for coronavirus, ignore public health guidanceMedford High School's graduation ceremony set for this weekend has been nixed after numerous seniors tested positive for the coronavirus and failed to follow isolation and quarantine protocols, which city officials called "simply unacceptable."

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Dave Cavell drops congressional bid, endorsesA Jesse Mermell in race for Kennedy seatDave Cavell, one of the nine Democrats running in the Fourth Congressional District, announced Thursday that he was suspending his campaign and endorsing Jesse Mermell in an attempt to make it harder for another candidate - Jake Auchincloss - to take advantage of a crowded field that will splinter the primary vote.

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ACLU sues Boston police for use of force, surveillance docsThe ACLU says the Boston Police Department has a “longstanding pattern of delay” that violates the law.

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Hurricanes coach calls NHL officiating a joke after Game 1 controversy against BruinsAfter the Bruins emerged with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series, Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour had strong words about what he perceived as poor communication and officiating from the game’s referees.

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Massachusetts Youth Sports Phase 3: State Releases New GuidanceNew state guidance set to take effect Monday outlines what youth and adult amateur sports activities will be allowed to take place - and with what safety precautions - during the current phase of the state's reopening plan.

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Red Sox president: Moving start times to 7:30 perhaps wasn't right decisionIn an appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Thursday morning, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy was asked if there’s been any talk of moving games back to their normal start times, as well as rescheduling games in order to not conflict with upcoming Bruins and Celtics playoff games, and he admitted moving games to 7:30...

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First day of school for Boston students delayed 11 days to September 21Boston Public Schools students will start the year 11 days later than originally planned, according to Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.

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Texas Police Seek Missing Massachusetts NativePolice in Texas are asking for the public's help finding a Massachusetts man who has been missing for a month.

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Brad Stevens rewarded with stabilityHe’s worked for the same President / general manager and the same ownership group throughout.

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Red Sox ace Chris Sale preparing to pitch for 10 more yearsAs for when he’ll be ready to pitch in a game, Chris Sale is not targeting Opening Day 2021, but is hopeful.

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Humidity Lessens Ahead of Showers for Some FridayThere are no heat advisories and some actual rain clouds this afternoon. A front brings to an end a heatwave now resting along our south coast.

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Former Boston police union president charged with sexually abusing childWhat to know about the child sexual abuse charges against the former Boston police union president.

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COVID-19 Map Massachusetts: 13 New Cities and Towns Added to Red, Yellow CategoriesThe high-risk communities included in the initial report were Lynn, Chelsea, Revere and Everett. Added to the red category on Wednesday were Saugus, Holyoke,...

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Boston University faculty protesting reopening planFaculty members will hold a "car rally" Thursday afternoon to call on the school to provide employees the option to work from home, among other demands.

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Boston Public Schools hoping to delay start of school year to Sept. 21"The Boston Public Schools continues to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff and families in our preparations for the new school year."

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New England Patriots Depth Chart: Team Will Rely Heavily on Rookie ClassDon't call it a youth movement, but... Tom Brady's departure, coupled with a number of players opting out of the 2020 NFL season due to concerns over...

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Throwback Adventure  Skinner State Park  MassachusettsI have decided to return to posting new "Throwback Adventures" after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow. This has been a therapeutic process for me to share. We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our "Throwback Adventures".

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Depth will be the key when Revolution begin next phase of MLS restartNew England also has to compete in the resumed regular season without injured playmaker Carles Gil.

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NH Steps Up Enforcement at Bars, Restaurants Ahead of Bike WeekThe New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week.

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Boston Teachers Union rally outside City Hall for safe restart of public schoolsEducators from the Boston Teachers Union started a car caravan toward City Hall ahead of a rally calling for the safe restart of public schools on Thursday.

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Trump opposes postal service funding, acknowledging that could kill mail-in voting"That means you can’t have universal mail-in voting because they’re not equipped to have it.”"

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Long after the fire of a COVID-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolderJohn Bonfiglio experienced confusion, persistent dizziness, and tremors after being hospitalized with Covid-19, but his mind is now clear.

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Two Nantucket Steamship Workers Test Positive for COVIDTwo Nantucket Steamship workers tested positive for coronavirus, the Nantucket Steamship Authority announced, and they may have had the infection on the job....

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Vermont Health Department Says Winooski COVID Outbreak OverThe Vermont Health Department says an outbreak of COVID-19 that began in the city of Winooski is over.

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Investigation underway after elderly woman struck, killed by vehicle in ConcordAuthorities are investigating after an elderly pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Concord on Thursday.

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What scares Salem? October without HalloweenIt’s just really a catastrophic year from the business perspective.""

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Video Premiere: Kira McSpiceKira McSpice has a new video out off her recently released album "Aura". The video, put together by Tyler Hallett, is just as haunting and spooky as the song Loon.

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Fresh Links: Working Overtime. Bruins top line shines, beat Hurricanes in 20T, Rod Brind'Amour left fuming, fined. "Bubble Wrap" results from around NThe Bruins beat the Hurricanes in 2OT, the game having been rescheduled due to the previous night's 5OT.

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Boston Public Schools Plans to Delay Start of Classes Until Sept. 21Boston Public Schools is planning to move back the start date of its school year to Sept.

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Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison due to coronavirusBOSTON — A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group will be released early because of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge has ruled.

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New Hampshire Schools Reopening: Here's How Schools Will Respond to COVID OutbreaksGov. Chris Sununu provided an update Thursday on how New Hampshire will respond to coronavirus outbreaks in schools this year.

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Dig This: Our Favorite Things To Do In Greater BostonWe're not exactly sure where this is going down yet, but it appears to have been a smash in other cities...

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United Airlines is adding these nonstop flights from Boston to FloridaThe Chicago-based airline announced Wednesday that it will operate nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to the following Florida destinations between Nov.

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Dave Cavell drops out of 4th District race in attempt to stop Auchincloss"There is one candidate in this race who I believe has proven himself unfit to represent this District."

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Family holds vigil for Brockton mother killed in hit-and-run crashMichelle Maxwell, 55, was struck while crossing the street near Brockton Hospital.

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Boston Teachers Union to Rally for Remote Start to School YearMembers of the Boston Teachers Union will hold a rally at Thursday to call for a remote-only start to the upcoming school year, citing safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain highThe number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the viral pandemic intensified five months ago, yet still remains at a high level.

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The Boston Licensing Board will host four emergency hearings this week. Here are the complaints.The hearings are targeted at Allston / Brighton, the Seaport, South Boston, and beer gardens.

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Former Boston police union head arraigned on charges of indecent assault on childThe former head of the Boston police union was arraigned Thursday on what prosecutors said was a “heinous” set of charges including aggravated rape of a child in connection with the alleged abuse of a girl between the ages of 7 and 12-years old.

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Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order Great Takeout and Eat It OutdoorsTry one of these top takeout picks and eat in a nice park nearby.

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Morning sports update: Joe Montana explained why he thinks Tom Brady left the Patriots"I don’t think he was happy with the way things were progressing there and his ability to have input."

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Former police-union president charged with raping own granddaughter over seven yearsNBC Boston reports Patrick Rose of West Roxbury is charged with first raping her when she was just 7.

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Getting to know Boston Red Sox prospect Kyle Hart before his major-league debutAs a pitcher, at least.

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Shark Week 2020: Discovery to air 'Wicked Sharks,' a new Cape Cod specialDiscovery joins marine biologist Greg Skomal on Cape Cod as he tags and tracks great whites for "Wicked Sharks."

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Cold Front Turns Down the Heat for the WeekendA brand new air is palpable for most of New England with lower dew point values, which means less moisture in the air and a more comfortable feeling.

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Pedestrian Trapped Under Vehicle Following Crash in Concord, Mass., Police SayCrews were on the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian in Concord, Massachusetts, Thursday.

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AMC to open 10 Mass. theaters, offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopeningAMC Boston Common will be among the AMC theaters opening their doors Aug.

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100K bail for Boston police union president accused of child rape chargesWEST ROXBURY, Mass.  The former president of the Boston Police Patrolmens Association was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment on...

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This local bike route is begging for a fall road trip, according to Bicycling magazineBiking enthusiasts eyeing outdoor excursions for the fall won’t be disappointed by the East Coast Greenway, according to Bicycling magazine.

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Contact tracers in Massachusetts might order milk or help with rent. Here's why.It's a familiar moment. The kids want their cereal and the coffee's brewing, but you're out of milk.

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Projected LinesPreview: Quick turnaround for ‘Canes, Bruins after 2OT with barely 30 hours between gameplay Just over one Earth calendar day isn't so bad for a gap between games, since every series is a...

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Complete Coverage: Game 2, Carolina Hurricanes and Boston BruinsUse this thread to keep up with all of our activity for today's game!

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Preview: Summer Celtics face Washington Wizards in Seeding Game #8Celtics youth brigade will showcase seeding finale.

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Trump, GOP embrace candidate who has made racist statements, drawing attention to tolerance of bigotry"I don't speak ill of other Republicans."

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Citizen complaint of the day: A city bursting at the seams with ratsBased on complaints pouring into Boston's 311 system, we are a city overrun by rats, giant ones, spilling out of holes, shrubs and people's toilets, roaming the streets like they own the joint.

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Bubbly and Lobster BrunchNext time youre in the mood for a luxurious brunch, get yourself to Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at the Boston.

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Someone is randomly firing paintballs at Lynn residentsAt least three people reported being hit by the projectiles on Monday, WHDH reports.

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Administration vs. teachers on BPS re-openingBoston Parents Schoolyard News compares proposals from BPS administration and the Boston Teachers Union on how to re-open schools next month.

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CDC issues dire warning for fall if coronavirus measures are not followedA top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history.

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AMC re-opening 10 Boston-area theaters"Yes, that one, the one where Stockard Channing is 34 but playing an 18 year old, but the thing is the ventilation system in the bathroom was poor and after everyone hit the head after the movie all at once, well you know, germs spread, he picked up non-symptom Covid and he was ok but gave it to his granny when he got home." "He could have seen...

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He came to Boston for help, was murdered insteadThe Boston Sun recounts the life of Damien Hughes, stabbed to death outside the Southampton Shelter on July 31.

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The Boston Red Sox should not consider tankingThe Sox can live with a top 10 pick.

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The LEMONHEADS   Lovey Before the 90s. Before the internet. Before Nevermind. Back when something called "independent music" first began reaching a wider audience, through college radio, word-of-mouth, and that small "underground" record store you seem to find in every town and there was a band from Boston called Lemonheads.

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Bench With Aptitude: Celtics turn to veterans to round out playoff rotationSmart is part charlatan, part heavy, a grifter that plays chicken with oncoming traffic. Jayson Tatum recently called him "the heart and soul of this team." In addition to having the most corporate knowledge as the longest tenured Celtic, Smart brings a wiliness and willingness to do whatever it takes to the game.

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Eataly at Home Grocery BoxesGet the taste of an Italian market — in-season produce, fresh pasta, and Italian cheeses — delivered right to your door with Eataly at Home Grocery Boxes from the folks at Eataly Boston.

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Fauci, RI Gov. Raimondo to Discuss School Reopening in Online ForumDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, was set to appear with Gov.

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Massachusetts communities at highest risk for coronavirus nearly triples, view the 11 cities and towns hereOne day after Gov. Charlie Baker's administration unveiled a color-coded map showing four Massachusetts cities were at the highest risk for a coronavirus outbreak, a new map revealed the number of communities in red had nearly tripled to 11.

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Ashland advances to MIBL finalsQUINCY  Top-seeded Ashland never delivered the clutch, timely hit in the late innings it needed against No.

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OTM Open Thread 8/13: It is ThursdayHappy Thursday everyone. It's a trifecta in the Boston sports world today, with the Red Sox providing the middle game.

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Quincy stays alive in MIBL playoffsQUINCY – Sometimes when the pressure is at its highest, you need an ace in the hole.

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Massachusetts Sees Child-Care Shortage Amid Coronavirus PandemicMassachusetts may have lost more than a quarter of the available space at child care centers, complicating life for parents at a time when school districts are still deliberating whether to bring students back to the classroom this fall.

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Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked taskThe captivation and celebration of the NFL have long stemmed from the speed, strategy, strength and teamwork that make the game go.

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New Boston University policy to award posthumous degrees not triggered by pandemic, says collegeBoston University will begin awarding posthumous degrees this fall to students who die before completing coursework, but university officials denied the policy has anything to do with the coronavirus pandemic.

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These 30 Massachusetts School Districts Have Already Decided to Go Online Only This FallMassachusetts school districts are just one day away from the new deadline to submit their fall reopening plans, and at least 30 of them have already decided against having kids return to class at all.

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AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopeningNEW YORK — AMC Theatres, the nation’s largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug.

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Biggest DisappointmentsHe named multiple players , but I want to focus on Weber because of the laser focus on him as a chief contributor to the disappointment in the rotation.

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Celtics sign coach Brad Stevens to contract extensionBOSTON — The Celtics have signed coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

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Preview: Quick turnaround for ‘Canes, Bruins after 2OT with barely 30 hours between gameplayJust over one Earth calendar day isn't so bad for a gap between games, since every series is a...

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Boston Red Sox News: Martin Perez, Michael Chavis, Kyle HartMartín Pérez has provided a bit of optimism for the starting rotation recently.. But that's grasping at straws when the Red Sox are playing so poorly.

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Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in SeptemberBaylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall.

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Its August  time to plan for ski seasonThis year, perhaps more than any year, it’s a good move to plan ahead in your ski pass purchases.

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Sarah Palin is owed apologies by establishment mediaThen-NBC anchor Amy Robach asked, "If Sarah Palin becomes vice president, will she be shortchanging her kids, or will she be shortchanging the country?"

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'A Dangerous Breed' careens toward inevitable sequelBOOK REVIEW A Dangerous Breed By Glen Erik Hamilton Morrow, $27.99 Grade: A Despite his criminal tendencies, professional thief Van Shaw is very much a family man  but without...

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Not My Typical Summer Read :: Swapping Romance Novels for Anti-Racism ReflectionsI have made a conscious decision to change up my typical summer reads. Instead of romance novels, I'm studying up on anti-racism.

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The savvy way to take your closet from summer into fallSo many of our favorite closet staples can have a fabulous second act through fall, with just a little creativity.

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Throwback ThursdayMLB in 2020 is a pandemic-shaped, empty-stadium, truncated exercise in ersatz normalcy  but well take what we can get.

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AAA: Gas Prices Down One Cent in Massachusetts This WeekAAA northeast reports that self-serve, regular unleaded is selling for an average of $2.12 per gallon.

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Solve state funding woes by collecting taxes already paidAfter the advent of universal credit card use, debit cards, ATMs, and the explosion of on-line shopping, the Department of Revenue is still using virtually the same pen and paper system from 1978.Â.

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Silence latest big-screen salvo from Claes BangHe’s already played a slightly mysterious, suavely sexy Dracula. This Friday’s Hitchcockian thriller “Bay of Silence” sees Bang, 53, as a romantic swept into a passionate marriage who discovers his dream wife is perhaps a nightmare.

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Start planning now for Boston's recoveryFor Boston to really recover, and bring in and retain tax-paying homeowners and tenants, we need to start planning for a comeback.

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Citing COVID-19 concerns, Massachusetts Gaming Commission won't allow roulette, craps at casinosSPRINGFIELD — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, citing concerns about a recent trend of increased coronavirus cases in the state, decided Thursday to reject a request by casinos to restore roulette and craps to their gaming options.

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'Lovecraft Country' has its bumps, but new HBO series is bold, bizarreLovecraft Country” benefits greatly from being the sum of such an odd-but-interesting collection of parts.

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Patriots running back room in flux with Sony Michel's injury woesWith Sony Michel being on the PUP list, the Patriots bringing in veteran Lamar Miller who is coming off ACL surgery, and an unproven Damien Harris, running back room not quite the strength that was forecast.

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As school year gets closer, Mass. teachers unions press for remote learning"The reality is parents and educators share the same fears about sending everyone back to the buildings."

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Helping People Isolate Can Slow Spread of COVID-19, Experts SayKaiser Health NewsMassachusetts offers support and resources for people isolating because of COVID-19 — helping them make choices that keep everyone safe.

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Incumbent Markey battles Kennedy mystique in Massachusetts Senate raceIt's hard to oust a Democratic incumbent in Massachusetts unless you are a Kennedy.

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MEP officer accused of using personal body camera on the job5 Investigates has learned of allegations that an officer with the Massachusetts Environmental Police was using a personal body camera on the job.

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Ex-Boston Police Union President Due in Court on Child Sex ChargesFormer Boston Police Patrolmen's Association President Patrick Rose is due in West Roxbury District Court Thursday on child sex charges.

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Massachusetts Could Add Back Craps and Roulette at Casinos TodayCraps, roulette and poker games may return to Massachusetts casinos following a conference call by the regulator planned for today.

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Will Massachusetts See Surge of Last-Minute Teacher Retirements?Depending on how many districts choose to include in-person learning, some are worried veteran educators will choose to step away from their jobs over COVID-19 health concerns.

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Another Hot Day Ahead of Cooler Weather this WeekendYesterday marked the fourth consecutive day at or above 90° for many. Meteorological summer runs from June 1 to the end of August.

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NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups setLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.

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Trump avoiding bad news on coronavirusVIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The pandemic is deceptive. You know it’s here, all around you, but you can’t see it or hear or feel it.

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Tanya Donelly + Parkington Sisters Cover Go-go's, Ronstadt, MoreThat’s one way to describe the partnership between Newport alternative rock legend Tanya Donelly and the Wellfleet folk family The Parkington Sisters, whose combined self-titled covers album drops via American Laundromat Records on Aug 14.

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Data and science demand schools open in personSchool districts throughout Massachusetts are currently determining whether to open with in-person classes five-days a week or not.

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Bidena€™s VP pickA puts U.S. on cusp of historyWhen Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made history by selecting the first woman of color to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket.

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Days From Deadline, Massachusetts Parents And Teachers Spar On School ReopeningAs the deadline for schools to submit their plans approaches, protests are emerging across the state with parents and teachers taking sides.

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11 Cities, Towns Now At High Risk For Coronavirus Infections In MassachusettsMassachusetts added seven more to the map Wednesday - Saugus, Lawrence, Hull, Fall River, Granby, Holyoke and Salem.

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HAZMAT team find no toxic conditions in unoccupied Hudson homeHUDSON — Emergency crews, including the Nashua Fire Department HAZMAT team, determined an unoccupied Hudson residence was free of toxic conditions on Wednesday.

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J.D. Martinez hits late grand slam, but Red Sox can't overcome early hole in 9-5 loss to RaysFor a moment, J.D. Martinez’s eighth-inning grand slam gave the Red Sox a rare sign of life.

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The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teachingSEATTLE  The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only.

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Man arrested for stabbing, slashing in Highlands neighborhoodLOWELL — A 60-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed a person in the chest, then slashed a second persons arm during a fight in the Highlands neighborhood.

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Rays pounce on Red Sox, hold on for 8-5 winJ.D. Martinez follows through on his grand slam in front of Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez.

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Boston Red Sox Tampa Bay Rays Score: Late life, but not enoughThe early parts of this game were, frankly, a disaster. Zack Godley was on the mound and actually was carrying some momentum into this game, but it did not last through this one.

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Across Massachusetts, child-care shortage is growing direAs teachers and parents agonize over final plans to return to school, the state's early education leaders are sounding the alarm over care for younger children: Only 72 percent of the spots available in Massachusetts child-care centers before the pandemic are expected to be available in September.

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Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi to be placed on injured listAndrew Benintendi, seen here getting caught in a rundown on Tuesday night, is headed for the IL.

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Lowell man arrested for attacking victim with box cutterLOWELL — A 44-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a box cutter in the citys Centralville neighborhood on Monday night.

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Former Boston police association president Patrick Rose is charged with indecent assault on a childPresident of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association Patrick M. Rose testifies during a 2016 body camera hearing at Suffolk Superior Court.

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State announces 18 new deaths from COVID-19, 229 news cases of the virusBOSTON — Health officials reported 18 newly confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the states death toll to 8,769.

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Donald Trump responds to Boston Fed chief's comments on slow recovery: 'We got to open up'President Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for not wanting to open up their states after the Boston Fed chief said the economy hasn't recovered strong enough because the country hasn't contained the coronavirus.

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Mass. reports 18 new COVID-19 deaths, 229 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus data, Wednesday, Aug.

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Sports Q: Who was the better Red Sox pitcher, David Price or John Lackey?Both seemed miserable here. Both helped the Red Sox win a title.

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Massachusetts parents rally for in-person learning while teachers hold strong on remote plansMassachusetts parents and students calling for in-person learning this fall rallied outside the State House Wednesday, but union members are holding strong on going remote come September.

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Mass. parents rally for in-person learning while teachers hold strong on remote plansMassachusetts parents and students calling for in-person learning this fall rallied outside the State House Wednesday, but union members are holding strong on going remote come September.

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Councilors review efforts to prep school buildingsLOWELL — City officials are working closely with the School Department to prep the citys 28 school buildings for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Former head of Boston police union faces child-rape chargesWCVB reports that Patrick Rose, who retired as a Boston police officer in 2018, faces arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow.

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With Travel Plans Disrupted, NBC10 Boston Responds Gets Viewers RefundsSo many people have had their travel plans disrupted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stevens signs extension with CelticsThat sense of stability and continuity will continue, too, now that the team has announced a contract extension for their coach of the last seven seasons.

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Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

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Mass. releases most complete individual town coronavirus data to dateThe state Department of Public Health releases COVID-19 data by municipality every Wednesday.

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Mass. Bail Fund doubles down, doesn't mention McClinton rape case in new statementThe Mass. Bail Fund was unrepentant in its first statement since freeing a convicted rapist now accused of striking again, with the organization doubling down on seeking to free people no matter the charge — and not even mentioning the rape case that's put the fund in the headlines and has the mayor calling it "a disgrace."

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Ticker: NH opens sports betting location;A Lyft earnings plunge; Budget deficit hits record $2.81TThe first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov.

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Boston Fed chief: States' rush to reopen slowed US recoveryA top official at the Federal Reserve criticized the decision by many states to reopen businesses this spring before getting the virus fully under control, and said those choices have hindered an economic recovery in the U.S.Â.

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Boston schools opening 'one of the hardest decisions we have to make': WalshMayor Martin Walsh called the Boston Public Schools' back-to-school planning "one of the hardest decisions we have to make," saying officials hope to announce in the next couple of weeks what will happen.

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Bill to halt MCAS for four years, seek permanent alternative earns wide support on Beacon HillA bill that would place a four-year moratorium on MCAS as schools struggle to recover from the coronavirus pandemic is earning widespread support on Beacon Hill, a sign that momentum to permanently do away with the standardized exam could be building.

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New Hampshire Mask Order Issued Ahead of 2 Big EventsIn New Hampshire, where the number of new coronavirus cases remains low, Gov. Chris Sununu's recent order that face coverings at all organized events of more than 100 people comes ahead of two events expected to draw hundreds of people.

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Massachusetts coronavirus rates by city and town: High-risk cities band together to curb virusThe four cities identified by the state as "highest-risk" for the coronavirus are banding together in an effort to stop the spread as they continue to post positive test rates well above the state's average.

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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths up 18, cases rise 229 as positive test rate dropsMassachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported 18 new coronavirus deaths and 229 new cases as the average positive test dropped to 1.5% - the lowest rate recorded in several weeks.

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Boston University graduate students rallying against reopening plan amid coronavirusBoston University graduate students who don't want to teach in-person this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic are demanding that BU's administration reverse course before September.

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Red Sox LHP Kyle Hart learned of call-up for first MLB start by getting prankedThe moment Kyle Hart’s dream was realized came with the punch line of a prank.

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Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy winINDIANAPOLIS  Helio Castroneves understands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval better than most.

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Cooler temperatures in store through this weekendAfter days of merciless heat and humidity, the rest of this week should bring a gradual reprieve from the dog days of summer, meteorologists say.

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Former Boston police union head to be arraigned in alleged assault on childThe former head of the Boston police union is due to be arraigned on Thursday in connection with an alleged indecent attack on a child, authorities said.

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The real Bruins show up on time vs. Hurricanes in Game 1 of playoffsThe Bruins looked downright awful in their three-game round robin. They managed just four goals in the three games and never led a single game.

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Bruins' middle six a mixed backThe Bruins' middle two lines have not played much hockey together and were the biggest concerns of the team going into the playoffs.

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Coronavirus Hot Spots: Mass. Communities With High Rates of Positive TestsLynn, Revere and Everett had the highest percentages of positive COVID-19 tests over the last two weeks.

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris make their first appearance togetherJoe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together as a Democratic ticket for the first time Wednesday in a socially distant unveiling that played to the moment’s historical significance — and set the stage for battles to come against President Trump.

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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths up 18, cases rise 229 as positive test rate dropsMassachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported 18 new coronavirus deaths and 229 new cases as the average positive test dropped to 1.5% - the lowest rate recorded in several weeks.

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In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for partyAirbnb said it will seek monetary damages and donate them to non-profit that fights gun violence in the Sacramento area.

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NFL, union agree to extend daily coronavirus testingThe NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent.

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Massachusetts cops rally, urge Governor Charlie Baker to veto police reform billLaw enforcement officers and their supporters gathered in Burlington Wednesday evening to rally against a police reform bill under debate on Beacon Hill, calling it “rushed” and riddled with "big problems."

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Game 18 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. RaysThe Red Sox need a win. They need some innings from Zack Godley. They need some offense against Blake Snell.

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Some progressives are distancing themselves from Alex Morse. Others aren't.The Holyoke mayor says he believes the allegations of inappropriate behavior against him were intended undermine his campaign against Rep.

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A€˜It Is Phenomenal': Women of Color in Mass. Politics Applaud Kamala Harris as VP PickSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., makes history as Joe Biden's running mate, becoming the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Boston hauling in Allston-Brighton restaurants, all beer gardens in to 'emergency' license hearingsBoston officials are hauling in all Allston-Brighton restaurants and beer gardens from around the city for a tongue-lashing following "numerous complaints" of lax social-distancing practices and other issues as eateries and watering holes try to keep business going amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ferriabough Bolling: As VP, Harris brings strength to Biden ticketKamala Harris, the new vice presidential pick, said she was taught at an early age to "fight for equality."

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Chatham police officer injured after cruiser struck in serious wreckA Chatham police officer and two other motorists were injured in a three-vehicle wreck Tuesday night, according to the Chatham Police Department.

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Biden, Harris assail Trump as he introduces historic VP pickKamala knows how to govern. She knows how to make the hard calls. She’s ready to do this job on day one.”.

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229 New COVID Cases, 18 More Deaths in Mass. as Positive Test Rate Hits New LowThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health has now confirmed 8,547 deaths and 113,198 cases. A closely watched metric, the percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, is down to a new low of 1.5%, according to the report.

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N.H. town braces for large religious gathering amid coronavirus, warns Massachusetts communities about groupHundreds of people from out-of-state gathering in a New Hampshire town for a religious event this week before spreading into neighborhoods has sparked concerns about a coronavirus spike around the region.

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Ex-Boston Police Union President Pat Rose Arrested on Child Sex Charges: SourceFormer Boston Police Patrolmen's Association President Pat Rose was arrested on child sex charges, a source with knowledge of the investigation told NBC10 Boston Wednesday.

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Recap: In a back-and-forth affair, Patrice Bergeron wins Game 1 in 2OTIt was a game that saw the Bruins fall behind early, then blow leads twice before ultimately winning in the second extra session.

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WBUR Poll Finds 4 In 10 Voters Plan To Vote By Mail In MassachusettsWe discuss the poll's numbers and what they mean with Steve Koczela with the MassINC Polling Group and Pam Wilmot with Common Cause Massachusetts.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, VP Candidate: Listeners ReactWe take listener calls on Biden's historic VP pick.

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How You Vote May Say A Lot About Who You're Voting For In MassachusettsThat's according to a new WBUR poll. We also take listener calls on presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate: Senator Kamala Harris.

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Mass. School Superintendent Pens Letter to Baker Seeking Reopening PlanScituate Public Schools Superintendent Bill Burkhead is one of thousands of educators across the state tasked with developing safe and feasible reopening plans for their schools.

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Boston Red Sox Tampa Bay Rays Lineup: Rafael Devers returns against Blake SnellBut it could be another long night with a lot of pitchers.

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Trump congratulates QAnon supporter Greene on Georgia winPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who’s been criticized for racist comments, following her Republican primary victory in Georgia.

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RI delays start of school 2 weeks to aid virus preparationsPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island will delay the reopening of public schools by two weeks, to Sept.

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Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as bothWASHINGTON  An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past  who is also weak on crime.

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With Water Levels Low on Lake Champlain, Boaters Urged to Use CautionBoaters on Lake Champlain are urged to be vigilant about their careful use of navigational charts and technology, because of water levels that are now low enough to be problematic at certain points.

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Red Sox notes: Andrew Benintendi placed on injured list with strained right rib cageBenintendi injured himself when he fell down while running the basepaths in the eighth inning.

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