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Boston: State capital of Massachusetts, U.S.
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019, also making it the most populous city in New England, and is the seat of Suffolk County. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

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Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology [Video]

Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology

The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police..

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Boston Bans Facial Recognition Software [Video]

Boston Bans Facial Recognition Software

Boston Bans Facial Recognition Software

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Six ex-eBay employees charged with cyberstalking [Video]

Six ex-eBay employees charged with cyberstalking

[NFA] Six former eBay Inc employees have been criminally charged with cyberstalking a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter viewed as critical of the e-commerce company, federal..

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Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue [Video]

Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue

Activists across the U.S. have targeted public monuments they say glorify white supremacy, using both legal and illegal means to take the symbols down. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’ [Video]

Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’

Protesters defied curfews and threats of military force on Wednesday in nationwide protests across police brutality, while President Donald Trump touted the use of the National Guard to tamp down..

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Mass protests against African-American man's death intensify across US, curfew imposed in 40 cities [Video]

Mass protests against African-American man's death intensify across US, curfew imposed in 40 cities

Mass protests against the death of an African-American man, George Flyod, allegedly at the hand of police, have intensified across the United States. Demonstrators enraged in Boston and set ablaze a..

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Lori Loughlin And Her Husband Will Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal [Video]

Lori Loughlin And Her Husband Will Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal. According to Reuters the Department of Justice just..

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Bruce Springsteen to join Dropkick Murphys for first-ever empty gig at Boston's Fenway Park [Video]

Bruce Springsteen to join Dropkick Murphys for first-ever empty gig at Boston's Fenway Park

Bruce Springsteen will be the special guest remotely when Dropkick Murphys play the first-ever empty show at Fenway Park in Boston on May 29.

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Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience

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Boston declares racism a ‘public health crisis’, reallocates some police overtime funding

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Boston removes Columbus statue in monuments debate

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Christopher Columbus Statues in Boston and Virginia Are Damaged

The incidents, in Boston’s North End and Richmond, Va., came as protesters angered by the death of George Floyd have targeted monuments that they see as symbols of white supremacy.
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Boston cleaning up after looting, violence

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Boston zoo reopens after losing $3M in shutdown

Giraffes, lions, ostriches and human visitors on hand as Boston's Franklin Park Zoo reopens under strict social-distancing rules in the wake of more than two months of shutdown that caused it to lose..
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ShowBiz Minute: Grammys, 'Fresh Off The Boat,' Zoo

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers; The casts of "Fresh Off the Boat" and "Kim's Convenience" are teaming up for a charity event; Boston zoo reopens after losing $3M in..
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Hospital cheers on nurse survivor

Deb Buonopane, a nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, was cheered on by her colleagues when she was discharged after her recovery from COVID-19.
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Mass. farmers give away milk during pandemic

Massachusetts U.S. Army National Guard soldiers handed out gallon containers of milk to people in need during a drive-up giveaway event in Boston Thursday. They expect to give away more than 8,000..
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Boston nurse released after COVID-19 infection

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New York and Boston Pigeons Don’t Mix

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Coronavirus hits Mass. immigrant enclave hardest

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Hand-holding in the pandemic: Wealth managers grapple with new reality

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Boston marathon survivor now paramedic amid virus

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor urges people stressed over being stuck at home and traumatized by the coronavirus pandemic to pay close attention to their mental health, saying they should not..
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Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing

Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland and other cities have temporarily banned through traffic on streets, giving pedestrians and cyclists extra elbow room during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boston fire: Animals rescue from garden centre blaze

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Michael McKinnell, 84, Dies; Architect of a Monumental City Hall

His and Gerhard Kallmann’s sculptural and public-minded design for Boston helped spur the cityscape’s revival in the late 1960s. He died of the coronavirus.
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Sole passenger on Boston flight gets personal welcome from the flight attendant crew

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Former NFL player Myron Rolle on front lines of coronavirus battle

Former Florida State defensive back and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle is now on the front lines fighting coronavirus as a doctor in Boston.
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Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines

Hundreds of fourth-year students at universities in Boston and New York could start caring for patients months ahead of schedule.
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A Boston E.R. Doctor's Poem About the Coronavirus

A Boston emergency room doctor’s battle of words with the coronavirus.
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Mother and Daughter Attacked for Speaking Spanish, Prosecutor Says

Officials filed felony hate-crime charges against two women accused of assault in a Boston neighborhood where more than half of the residents are Latino.
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Sanders courts Massachusetts voters on Warren's home turf

Bernie Sanders drew a massive crowd in Boston on Saturday, touting his grassroots-funded campaign in progressive rival Elizabeth Warren’s home state ahead of the Democratic primary in Massachusetts..
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Hot Pockets heiress Michelle Janavs to spend 5 months in prison for trying to buy daughters into elite colleges

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Drug pricing review group signs deal with Aetion for patient data

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a small but influential Boston-based research group, has signed a deal with private technology company Aetion to help it use patient health data..
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College admission scandal: Former CEO gets 9 months in prison, longest so far of parents admitting guilt

A federal judge in Boston sentenced Douglas Hodge, former CEO of Pimco investment management firm, for paying $850,000 in bribes to get four of his children admitted to elite private universities.
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How Mookie Betts pursuit for $400 million got him to the Dodgers

What I'm Hearing: The Dodgers pulled off the blockbuster trade to get Mookie Betts from the Red Sox. As Bob Nightengale details, Betts ambitions for a $400 million contract led to his departure in..
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