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Friday, Feb 23

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Trump: ‘I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Liz Swaney says her underwhelming halfpipe run wasn't always the plan

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A modest run on the halfpipe wasn't always what freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney had in mind for her Olympic debut. “I never had a plan to do kind of the run I did,” she told 'Today' hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Wednesday. “I…

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A man wielding a hockey stick couldn't deter this Boston Dynamics robot from opening a door

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SpotMini is back. Related Links. Boston Dynamics released another video of its terrifying four-legged robot — and it has a door-opening brother. And this time the terrifyingly capable four-legged robot from Boston Dynamics is displaying…

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Stephen Colbert applauds Florida school shooting survivors: 'The adults aren't cutting it anymore'

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“The Late Show” was in the midst of reruns last week when the horrific shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Returning from his brief hiatus, host Stephen Colbert addressed the activism of the…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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5 things to know about new Red Sox slugger JD Martinez

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Hours after Red Sox ownership addressed the media at Fort Myers with confidence, the team pulled through with a major deal. Boston and right fielder J.D. Martinez have reportedly agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract following…

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What Red Sox reporters are saying about the J.D. Martinez signing

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The Red Sox and J.D. Martinez reportedly agreed to terms Wednesday on a deal that will pay the 30-year-old slugger $110 million over five years, with opt-out clauses after the second and third years. Martinez, who hit 45 home runs in 2017,…

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French skater on wardrobe malfunction: 'I felt it right away and I prayed'

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The first notes of Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned. The French ice…

Monday, Feb 19

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Olympic freestyle skier swears bizarre path to 2018 Winter Games isn't a publicity stunt

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them. “I didn't qualify for finals so I'm really disappointed,” the 33-year…

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At ice dancing, faulty clasp overshadows a clash of styles

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The opening of the Olympic ice-dancing competition was affected Monday by a wardrobe malfunction that left the costume of a French gold medal contender revealingly open, causing her to become distracted and…

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Lowell Fire Department issues warning after city sees 20 overdoses in 3 days

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The Lowell Fire Department is warning residents in the area to be “extra vigilant” after first responders encountered a spike in opioid overdoses in recent days. Fire Chief Jeffrey Winward said in a statement Sunday that over the previous…

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Devin McCourty says the Patriots knew Malcolm Butler was going to be benched in Super Bowl LII

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The mystery behind Bill Belichick's controversial decision to bench Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl LII continues. According to safety Devin McCourty, the Patriots were well aware Butler was going to sit out against the Eagles. While…

Sunday, Feb 18

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What students said about guns after 14 of their classmates were killed

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — They shouted into a microphone until their voices became hoarse. They waved handmade signs. They chanted. And sometimes, in the middle of it all, they choked up. At the federal courthouse here Saturday, students —…

Saturday, Feb 17

Police: Man crashed while high on PCP, blamed dead passenger

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been accused of crashing his car while high on PCP and falsely claiming it was being driven by his passenger, who died in the wreck. The Stamford Advocate reports Bridgeport resident Donell…

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Here’s the AP’s look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT…

Thursday, Feb 15

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Isaiah Thomas says Rajon Rondo hit him 3 times and brought up his Celtics tribute video

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Paul Pierce’s No. 34 was retired at the TD Garden Sunday, but the pre-ceremony drama has persisted between two former Celtics guards. Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Thomas were both ejected in the closing seconds of the first quarter during…

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Stormy Daniels: I can now tell my story

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her…

Tuesday, Feb 13

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Morning sports update: Former NFL official says Eagles used illegal formation on trick play

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Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training today, while the Bruins prepare to host the Calgary Flames at TD Garden on Tuesday night. Here's a look at a few other stories: Mike Pereira says Eagles' use of illegal…

Monday, Feb 12

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Boston police take down tweet honoring Red Auerbach for Black History Month

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Boston police apologized early Monday morning for a post from their Twitter account Sunday paying tribute to former Celtics coach and president Red Auerbach in honor of Black History Month. BPD realizes that an earlier tweet may have…

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Here's what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

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There's no doubt about it — Massachusetts is experiencing a bad flu season. According to the latest flu report from the state's Department of Public Health, the Bay State has seen 8,152 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far in the…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Harvard University names Lawrence Bacow as new president

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BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has named Lawrence Bacow its 29th president. Bacow is the former president of Tufts University and a leader-in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. LIVE. 1.1K. share. 377. Harvard…

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Eagles lineman says Patriots are 'fear-based organization'

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The aftermath of Super Bowl LII has brought out the true feelings of Eagles players about the Patriots. This was underlined by quotes recently made by Lane Johnson. The 27-year-old Eagles offensive lineman discussed the “Patriot Way” on an…

Saturday, Feb 10

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Questions abound regarding the future of Steve Wynn’s empire

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As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who did not understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels, fantasy-filled casinos, fine dining…

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WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for mocking agent Don Yee

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WEEI has suspended host Christian Fauria for five days for mocking Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo, by using a racially stereotyped Asian accent on Friday's program. Earlier today during his show, Christian Fauria…

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Oxford comma dispute is settled as Maine drivers get $5 million

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Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, grammar goons and comma connoisseurs, Oakhurst Dairy settled an overtime dispute with its drivers that hinged entirely on the lack of an Oxford comma in state law. The dairy company in…

Thursday, Feb 8

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How to know when a child's flu turns serious

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The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen. But this flu season has been a particularly scary one for parents. At…

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20 flu deaths in New Hampshire so far this season

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say 20 people in the state have died of the flu or flu-related complications this season. WMUR-TV reports seven of the deaths were included in last week’s report. All of the victims have…

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Trouble keeping up? Here’s a timeline of the big Patriots news since the Super Bowl

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The Patriots offseason is less than a week old and has already witnessed more drama than Bill Belichick’s team usually experiences in an entire year. In the wake of Super Bowl LII, an offseason of uncertainty is already underway. Major…

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Gisele clarifies the Super Bowl postgame comments she made to her children

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It seems like Gisele Bündchen has heard enough. The supermodel took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to address the backlash she's received for some of her reported postgame remarks about Super Bowl LII. “Just to be clear,” she wrote. “No…

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Sorting through this strange Super Bowl hangover

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The best-ever-to-do-it tandem of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady has delivered five Lombardi Trophies to New England. Try to ignore the lingering four-day-old knot in your stomach telling you the Lombardi count ought to be six, and instead,…

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Dunkin' Donuts says it will stop using foam cups by 2020

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Dunkin' Donuts announced Wednesday its plans to eliminate all foam cups in its global supply chain by 2020. Related Links. Is this the future of Dunkin' Donuts? Everything you need to know about the changes happening at Dunkin' Donuts. The…