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Massachusetts: State in the northeastern United States
Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. It is home to the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats [Video]

CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a foodborne outbreak of Listeria has been linked to deli meats. According to Gizmodo, the CDC says the contaminated meat has hospitalized at least..

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Top 10 Starbucks Frappuccinos [Video]

Top 10 Starbucks Frappuccinos

The first frappuccino was made in 1992 by a Massachusetts coffee shop called Coffee Connection.

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Racist, Degrading Emails Leads To Asian American Woman's Exoneration [Video]

Racist, Degrading Emails Leads To Asian American Woman's Exoneration

Asian American woman Francis Choy spent 17 years in prison for killing her parents in a Massachusetts house fire in 2003. Now, Choy is going free. According to Newser, it's partly because of racist..

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Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice [Video]

Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice

A 54-year-old construction worker from Massachusetts ate a bag and a half of black licorice every day for the past few weeks.

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eBay Workers To Plead Guilty To Terrorizing Online Critics [Video]

eBay Workers To Plead Guilty To Terrorizing Online Critics

Four of seven former eBay Inc. employees are to plead guilty for their participation in tormenting a Massachusetts couple. According to Newser, the couple ran an online newsletter critical of the..

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Markey Beats Kennedy; Dynasty Declared Dead [Video]

Markey Beats Kennedy; Dynasty Declared Dead

On Tuesday, Sen. Ed Markey crushed Rep. Joe Kennedy. Markey ended the Democratic Party's family dynasty that had never before lost an election in Massachusetts. CNN reports that Kennedy was slammed for..

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Kennedy challenges incumbent in Senate primary [Video]

Kennedy challenges incumbent in Senate primary

[NFA] Massachusetts Democrats on Tuesday will decide whether they want to position a young member of the Kennedy family to be their choice for the U.S. Senate or stick with their incumbent Ed Markey,..

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Massachusetts governor talks vaccine distribution plan

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state is developing a plan to distribute a COVID-19 ​vaccine once one or more become available. Health care workers and people at increased..
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Early voting in the U.S. presidential election gets underway this weekend in Massachusetts. Registered voters in Boston will cast ballots at Fenway Park from Saturday to Sunday, with other locations..
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Massachusetts Town Begs Residents to Stop Calling About Fish

Some in Wareham, Mass., worried the enormous, blob-like fish was stranded. Others thought it was a shark. It turned out to be a sunfish, and town officials urged residents to stop reporting it.
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Massachusetts town bands together to help feed a girl with autism

A mother in Attleboro received hundreds of cans of SpaghettiOs from kind neighbors.
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Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

'It's actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,' the owner of the farm said.
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Growing up stardust: Scientists discover that stars, planets may be siblings

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MASSACHUSETTS: A team of scientists has discovered that the planets begin forming while stars are still infants and they grow up together like siblings. According to a recent study conducted by the..
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Colleges scrap ACT and SAT scores in their admissions process

Schools from California to Massachusetts say the tests do not accurately predict students' academic success.
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Massachusetts Judge Overturns Murder Conviction, Citing ‘Racial Animus’ in Prosecutors’ Emails

New evidence emerges in the case of Frances Choy, who spent half of her life imprisoned in Massachusetts for a fire that killed her parents.
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Authorities in Massachusetts capture runaway emu

An emu that was spotted roaming the streets of a Massachusetts city has been corralled by authorities. The emu was reported Wednesday morning in Haverhill, about 35 miles north of Boston, and was..
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Go read this story about a bizarre harassment campaign by a group of ex-eBay employees

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Back in June, authorities in Massachusetts announced they were charging six former eBay employees in connection with the strange harassment campaign of a..
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Florida Lifts State Restaurant Restrictions: Live Covid-19 Updates

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Algorithms used in medicine are trained on data from only a few states

algorithms used in medicine are trained on data from only a few states
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Holyoke Soldiers’ Home: Two Charged Over Covid-19 Deaths

The former leaders of the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts were indicted by a state grand jury on abuse and neglect charges related to their work there.
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eBay Workers Who Sent Cockroaches, Bloody Pig Mask to Mass. Couple to Plead Guilty

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Bishop Talbert Swan Says President Trump's 'Anarchist' Cities Threat Distracts Voters

President Trump's trying to keep voters' eyes off the prize of racial equality -- at least that's how NAACP leader Bishop Talbert Swan is viewing Trump's latest defunding threat. The President of the..
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8-year-old boy receives bionic "Hero Arm"

This 8-year-old boy from Massachusetts just got a bionic arm that not only makes him look like a superhero – it allows him to act like a kid.
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Nature: Seals on Cape Cod

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Head of the Meadow Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts, where seals are enjoying the last days of summer. Videographer: Michael Clark.
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New high-tech ship departs Plymouth harbor on 400th Mayflower anniversary

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Bear cub wakes up sunbather with gentle nudge

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Massachusetts man puts up electric fence around Trump lawn sign after string of thefts

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Home repair heroes

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Electrician repairs woman's entire home for free

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Trump Supporter Knocked Out by BLM Protester in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts theater group attempts its first live musical since pandemic began

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First congressional loss for a Kennedy in Mass.

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Twitter hack conspirators may include a 16-year-old from Massachusetts

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