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Thursday, Aug 16

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Alex Cora is helping the Red Sox reverse a historic trend

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Amid the plaudits the 2018 Red Sox have received, one particular accomplishment has gone somewhat overlooked. And, in the context of the team’s long history, it’s one of the striking achievements of A...

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Seals are washing up dead on Maine beaches and stranding in high numbers. Here’s what we know.

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In just three days, 40 seals washed up on Maine beaches. Ten of them were alive and rescued. But 30 of the marine mammals that appeared from Sunday to Tuesday on the shoreline — stretching from Kitter...

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A man was bitten by a shark off Cape Cod. Here's what we know.

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A 61-year-old man was bitten by a shark Wednesday afternoon near Longnook Beach in Truro, according to officials. He was then transported by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital. Here's what we know about the incident as of Wednesday…

Wednesday, Aug 15

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What we know about the marijuana dispensaries poised to open in Massachusetts

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No, they’re not open yet. But more than a half-dozen locations are inching closer toward becoming the first dispensaries in Massachusetts where people can legally buy marijuana for recreational use. H...

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‘I made a lot of bots really angry’: Somerville mayor doubles down on Sam Adams boycott

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Days after he said he would boycott Samuel Adams beer, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is not alone in his criticism of Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch’s expressed gratitude for tax cuts under the ...

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Red Sox top Phillies 2-1, improve to 86-35

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking solo homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tu...

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Bear makes an unlikely stop in a Connecticut liquor store

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue — a Connecticut liquor store. The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol Monday afternoon, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce's…

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An Eagles fan is trolling the Patriots with a billboard near Gillette Stadium

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They just can't quit gloating. A Philadelphia Eagles fan who apparently lives in Massachusetts is trolling the New England Patriots by purchasing an electronic billboard ad on Route 1 near Gillette Stadium that exults in the Eagles' Super…

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Tom Brady says he ‘absolutely’ plans to play against the Eagles in Patriots’ second preseason game

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He didn’t log a snap during the Patriots’ preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, but quarterback Tom Brady said he “absolutely” plans to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in ...

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Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. ...

Monday, Aug 13

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A Mass. man killed himself during a traffic stop in Maine. Police found a woman's body in his trunk.

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A traffic stop in Maine last week resulted in a Massachusetts man's suicide and a startling discovery — a woman's body in his trunk. Authorities say the driver, identified as Gyrth Rutan, 34, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, was pulled over…

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This is why Elizabeth Warren faced criticism from local police

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Massachusetts police said Sen. Elizabeth Warren dealt an insulting blow to law enforcement, especially on the heels of attacks on police that killed officers in the line of duty, when she said the cou...

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Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. ...

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Eric Decker is reportedly off to an uneven start at Patriots training camp

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Arriving into the rough waters of training camp competition, new Patriots signing Eric Decker is already immersed in a sink-or-swim scenario. So far, it’s been up and down. The 31-year-old wide receiv...

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Morning sports update: Dante Scarnecchia was ‘stunned’ Randy Moss thanked him in his Hall of Fame induction speech

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In his return from the disabled list, Chris Sale struck out 12 in five shutout innings as the Red Sox completed a sweep of the Orioles with a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Steve Pearce homered for Boston, wh...

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Robert Williams says his knee is feeling ‘way, way better’

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Celtics rookie Robert Williams told ESPN’s Chris Forsberg Sunday he expects to be 100 percent before training camp begins in September. Williams, who suffered a left knee contusion during the team’s f...

Paul Pierce explains why the Celtics will win a championship this season — if they sacrifice

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Paul Pierce averaged 25 points per game for the 2006-07 Boston Celtics, who won 24 games. The following season, Pierce’s scoring production fell to 19.6 points. Fortunately, he had a championship bann...

Sunday, Aug 12

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Police chiefs take issue with senator's comment

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YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police chiefs in Massachusetts are expressing their frustrations over a recent comment by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Speaking recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, Warren, a Democrat, called the criminal justice…

Uber and Lyft are making traffic jams worse, not better

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Have you heard that Uber and Lyft are helping alleviate traffic congestion by getting us to give up our personal cars? That reassuring notion, nurtured by the ride-hailing services, gets repeated ofte...

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Chris Sale dominates in return from disabled list, helping Red Sox sweep Orioles

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale celebrated his return from the disabled list by striking out 12 over five dominant innings, and the Boston Red Sox moved 50 games over .500 by completing a sweep of the low...

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New contract seems to indicate Tom Brady will play in 2019

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FOXBOROUGH — The renegotiated contract signed by Tom Brady is a strange one, from his perspective. Brady didn’t get any extra years tacked onto his new contract, which still runs through 2019. And he ...

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Red Sox sweep doubleheader in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE — Very much against his will, David Price lasted only one inning against the Baltimore Orioles on July 25. With the Red Sox leading by five runs, the game was rained out and Price left Camden Yards angry that the Orioles had…

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Vermont exec would be nation’s first transgender governor

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation’s first transgender governor — but she says that’s not the main reason she’s running. Christine ...

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New Mass. law seeks comprehensive approach to Alzheimer’s disease

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BOSTON (AP) — A new Massachusetts law seeks to make improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The measure was approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signe...

Saturday, Aug 11

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The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local):. 11:45 a.m.. Authorities say the man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International…

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David Price fans 10 as Red Sox blank Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The highest-scoring team in the majors doesn’t necessarily have to go on the offensive to win, especially when David Price is in a groove. Price struck out 10 over six sparkling innin...

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Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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NEW YORK (AP) — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying ...

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Red Sox hit 3 HRs, erase 5-run deficit and top Orioles 19-12

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Down five runs in the third inning? Hardly a challenge for the Boston Red Sox, who quickly wiped out the deficit with a display of patience and power. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each hit three-run homers, Brock…

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New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to p...

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Trump still fuels racial divide a year after Charlottesville

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WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming “both sides” for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Tru...