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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, as well as the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. 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.


Nike drops Antonio Brown after rape allegations

"Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a spokesperson from the company told CBS Boston
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Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison

A federal judge in Boston sentenced actress Felicity Huffman on Friday to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year's probation for her role in the college admissions..
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Felicity Huffman Arrives For College Scandal Sentencing [Video]Felicity Huffman Arrives For College Scandal Sentencing

Reuters reports that actress Felicity Huffman arrived at the Boston federal courthouse, with her husband, actor William H. Macy, on Friday. The former “Desperate Housewives” star arrived 30 minutes..

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Felicity Huffman goes to court for sentencing [Video]Felicity Huffman goes to court for sentencing

Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent set to be sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, arrived in a Boston courthouse on Friday where she faces prison time after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Parents speak out about the risks of vaping [Video]Parents speak out about the risks of vaping

Tim and Ruby Johnson are urging that all children be educated about the dangers of vaping after their daughter nearly died from vaping-associated pneumonia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Colorado confirms 2nd illness tied to vaping [Video]Colorado confirms 2nd illness tied to vaping

Dr. Tony Cappello of Colorado Department of Health confirms, a second case of serious illness tied to vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Loughlin, husband appear in Boston court [Video]Loughlin, husband appear in Boston court

"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli appeared in a Boston court on Tuesday as a federal magistrate judge questioned the couple on whether they were aware..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published


Huffman arrives for admissions scheme sentencing

"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has arrived at Boston's federal court to learn her fate in the college admissions scandal. (Sept. 13)  
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Felicity Huffman faces sentencing in college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman is expected to be sentenced in Boston for her role in the massive college admissions scandal. She pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this year. CBS News correspondent..
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Boston’s kindergartners start year with $50 savings account for post-high school education

Kindergartners in Boston’s public school system will begin the year with $50 in a savings account they can put towards pursuing higher education.  
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David Ortiz throws out first pitch at Fenway

Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz made a surprise appearance at Boston’s Fenway Park, three months after being shot in the Dominican Republic. The three-time World Series winner got a standing..
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Straight Pride Parade fallout: Boston DA wins fight over counter protester arrests

A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court judge sides with Boston's DA in dispute with a city judge over dropping counter protesters' charges.
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Meet the Gaskos

In 2013, FBI agents told Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger
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Arrests of Straight Pride Parade counter protesters in Boston turns into courtroom battle

The Boston DA's decision to drop charges against left-wing protesters arrested at a Straight Pride Parade has turned into a courtroom fight.  
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Palestinian Harvard freshman kept out of U.S. allowed in, after all

He was denied entry at Boston's Logan Airport but is in U.S. now on student visa; administration staying mum on why he was blocked in first place
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Cruz, Sanó homer for Twins in 6-5 win at Boston

Nelson Cruz and Miguel SanĂł connected in the fifth inning to pad Minnesota's record home run total, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5
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Dueling protests break out at "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston

Police said they expected more counter-protestors than actual parade-goers at Boston's first "Straight Pride Parade."
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Boston's Straight Pride Parade is here after months of debate

After months of build-up and debate,  the controversial Straight Pride Parade is set to take place Saturday in Boston. Police say they're ready.
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College president condemns upcoming Straight Pride Parade in Boston as a 'perversion'

Emerson College President Lee Pelton harshly criticized the event set for Saturday in Boston Parade organizers fired back.
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Actress Lori Loughlin in Boston court for hearing on U.S. college cheating scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday for a hearing on whether the lawyers defending her against charges she participated in a large college admissions scam have a conflict..
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Gerard O’Neill, Boston Globe Investigative Reporter, Dies at 76

Mr. O’Neill’s biggest quarry was Whitey Bulger, Boston’s most notorious mobster, whom he helped expose as an F.B.I. informant.
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Southwest Airlines cuts nonstop routes from Los Angeles, Boston, Orlando, Dallas

The airline is eliminating nonstop flights on several routes, including Los Angeles-Cancun, Boston-Atlanta and Dallas-Oklahoma City, effective Jan. 6.
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Aretha Franklin's rare pancreatic disease inspires new research funding

One year after the singer's death, the Boston foundation that supports neuroendocrine tumor research has established the Aretha Franklin Fund.
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Boston's duckling statues put in cages

"Make Way for Ducklings" has been a Boston landmark for over 30 years – today, the baby ducks were put in cages
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Mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger buried 3 bodies at Boston home now on sale for $3.5M

A house where James "Whitey" Bulger killed and buried three people is located in a South Boston neighborhood that's experiencing a real estate boom.  
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Rays beat Red Sox 3-2 as Boston files protest over lineup

Charlie Morton struck out 11 over seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and Boston 3-2 in a game that the Red Sox protested.
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Yale rescinds admission of student linked to entrance scam

A dozen coaches, university administrators and others facing racketeering charges pleaded not guilty Monday​ before a Boston judge
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Boston beats Tampa Bay 5-4, moves into 2nd place in AL East

Baseball Capsules
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Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position player down 5

J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the..
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Eovaldi expected to rejoin Boston bullpen Saturday

Nathan Eovaldi is poised to return to the Boston pitching staff as a reliever after missing three months with an elbow injury
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Cody Bellinger blasts monster home run on birthday, is greeted with MVP chants at Fenway

LA Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was greeted with audible chants of "MVP" at Boston's Fenway Park after he launched a monster home run.
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Boston EMT recovering after being brutally stabbed by a patient in ambulance

Police say a Boston emergency responder (EMT) has been stabbed several times by a patient in an ambulance.
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AP Top Stories July 11 A

Here's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs Boston EMT in ambulance; Hawaii ready to..
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Patient in Boston ambulance stabs EMT many times

Police say a Boston emergency responder was stabbed several times by a patient in an ambulance. The EMT was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. The patient was arrested. (July 11)
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Family of Massachusetts youth killed in blast settles suit against company

The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts..
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Why some Harvard medical students are starting veterinary rotations

During medical school, students learn everything about the human body – but in Boston, a select group of Harvard medical students are learning about animals, too. It’s part of a collaborative..
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Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

A Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston Thursday night after a fire broke out in the cabin. Flight 138 left New York’s JFK airport around eight o'clock headed for..
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Jetliner makes emergency landing in Boston due to fire in cabin

Seat fire possibly from cell phone charger battery pack on Virgin Atlantic plane heading from New York to London forced pilots to land; no one was hurt
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It’s great to be straight, so we don't need Straight Pride

The city of Boston tentatively approved both a parade route and the permit. Its goal is to denigrate the entire LGBTQ civil rights movement.
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Relative of alleged mastermind in David Ortiz shooting speaks out

A relative of the alleged mastermind in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is speaking out about the investigation in the Dominican Republic. The relative of VĂ­ctor Hugo GĂłmez..
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Someone sent 'Straight Pride' parade organizers glitter. They called police for 'suspicious packages'

Organizers of the "Straight Pride" parade planned in Boston this summer say they were sent "suspicious packages" full of glitter.  
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NBA free agency: Kemba Walker will sign with Boston Celtics, per reports

The All-Star guard will leave the Charlotte Hornets, where he has spent his career, for Boston. The reported deal will be for four years, $141 million.
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JetBlue to drop Washington National to Charleston and Jacksonville flights in October

JetBlue will end nonstop routes from Washington to Charleston and Jacksonville in October. They will add Boston and Florida routes.
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Celtics hiring Kara Lawson, former WNBA, Olympic champ, as assistant coach

Kara Lawson joins Brad Stevens' NBA coaching staff in Boston after a 12-year WNBA career and time as analyst for the Wizards and ESPN.
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Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in August

The city approved the event application for the group Super Happy Fun America to host the parade on Aug. 31.
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Boston officials approve "Straight Pride Parade"

Conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos will be the parade's grand marshal and mascot
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Wayfair employees protest over sales to migrant detention centers

Wayfair employees and other demonstrators gathered in Boston, some holding signs reading "Boycott Wayfair!" and "Shut Down the Concentration Camps!"
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