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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 MSA 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.


It's a boy! First baby gorilla born at Boston zoo [Video]

It's a boy! First baby gorilla born at Boston zoo

Boston's Franklin Park Zoo welcomed the birth of its first baby gorilla

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New Test Identifies Patients At Risk For Severe COVID-19 [Video]

New Test Identifies Patients At Risk For Severe COVID-19

Researchers in Ireland say they have developed a system that can predict who will suffer from severe COVID-19. According to UPI, the team of researchers revealed their study and findings on Wednesday...

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AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery [Video]

AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery

Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalised..

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You're So Busted: 11 Freshman Ejected For Violating COVID-19 Protocols [Video]

You're So Busted: 11 Freshman Ejected For Violating COVID-19 Protocols

HuffPost reports Boston's Northeastern University has dismissed 11 freshman students for the fall semester. They were discovered all together in one hotel room and were thrown out for violating campus..

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