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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 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, also making it 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.


Love triangle or murder? Jury deciding fate of Bampumim Teixeira in grisly deaths of Boston doctors

A Boston jury will deliberate the fate of Bampumim Teixeira, a former concierge accused of fatally stabbing two anesthesiologists.
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Concierge denies killing Boston doctors, says he was having affair with victim

Closing arguments began Monday in the murder trial of a former concierge who claimed self-defense in the gruesome slaying of two Boston physicians.
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Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult [Video]Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult

The U.S. faced nearly 900 cancelled flights and closed roads due to heavy snowfall. According to Reuters, travelers trying to head home after Thanksgiving were stranded. Most of the flight..

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Storm serves U.S. Northeast second helping of snow [Video]Storm serves U.S. Northeast second helping of snow

A vast wintry storm that has been raging across the United States since before Thanksgiving served a second helping of snow to the Northeast on Monday, closing offices and schools and disrupting..

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Fmr. Boston College student pleads not guilty in boyfriend suicide case [Video]Fmr. Boston College student pleads not guilty in boyfriend suicide case

Former Boston College student Inyoung You pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from what prosecutors said was her role in encouraging her boyfriend Alexander..

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'Deval For All' joins crowded Dems in presidential race [Video]'Deval For All' joins crowded Dems in presidential race

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will seek the Democratic nomination for president, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to run against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, he said in a..

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She Wrote A Book On Motherhood. Now She's Going To Jail [Video]She Wrote A Book On Motherhood. Now She's Going To Jail

The author of a book on parenting has been sentenced to three weeks in prison. That's because she paid $50,000 so someone could take her son's college entrance exam for her. According to Newser, Jane..

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Boston's trauma to be dissected as marathon bomber appeals death sentence

This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seek to have his death..
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'Payback' scrawled on the walls of penthouse condo where Boston doctors were murdered

Lawyers for Bampumim Teixeira have not revealed whether he will testify in his own defense, but the case could go to the jury as early as Friday.
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Man arrested after breaching security, sneaking into JetBlue plane's cargo hold at Boston airport

A man briefly breached security and entered a JetBlue plane's cargo hold on Monday at Boston Logan Airport.
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Powerful winter storm threatens millions of travelers heading home - especially in New England

As a winter storm continues east and disrupts holiday traffic, a nor'easter is set to dump heavy snow from New Jersey to Boston.
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Boston couple texted for help minutes before being stabbed to death in penthouse condo

The fate of a former concierge accused in the brutal murder of two Boston anesthesiologists in their penthouse condo could be determined next week.
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Classical concert wows young fan with autism

During a concert in Boston, one fan was so moved, he yelled "wow!" The reaction surprised everyone. Steve Hartman shares his story on the road.
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Woman accused of urging boyfriend's suicide via text pleads not guilty

Inyoung You, the 21-year-old woman accused of urging her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to kill himself via text, pleaded not guilty in Boston court Friday.
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Haunting texts revealed as Boston College student pleads not guilty in boyfriend's suicide

Inyoung You came to a Boston courtroom from her native South Korea to enter a not guilty plea in the suicide of her Boston College boyfriend, Alex Urtula.
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New app offers incentives to help fight opioid crisis

Opioid overdoses kill more than 130 people every day in the U.S. and as health care providers and scientists search for solutions to save lives, a Boston tech company is being recognized for a new app...
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List of 2019's "worst toys" revealed ahead of holiday season

A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys..
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An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul

The closing of 137-year-old Irish pub Doyle's Café comes as other longtime Boston institutions have shut down. Some residents are fighting back.
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Saturday Sessions: Big Thief performs "Forgotten Eyes"

In 2016 the indie rock band Big Thief, comprised of former students of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, released their first album. They've since released two more albums, including their..
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"It smelled like a whole lot of chemicals": Buffalo Wild Wings chemical accident kills one

A chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts left the general manager dead. Employees described the deadly incident as they returned. Beth Germano of CBS Boston reports.
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Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle

She cycled away from her Boston home and into stardom, leaving a husband and three small children for a journey that came to symbolize women’s independence.
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Hurricane Irma makes landfall and heads to Southwest Florida

Eric Fisher from CBS Boston provides the latest on Hurricane Irma's projected path.
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Boston, Long Led by White Men, Votes in ‘New Guard’

Voters backed progressive women and people of color to usher in a City Council more diverse than any in Boston’s history.
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Boston program transforms gang members into college students

In Boston city and community leaders are engaged in a bold experiment: To use higher education to transform the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. The program "Boston Uncornered" recruits gang..
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"Green Book": Traveling while black

In this web exclusive, Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha..
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Going the distance: Blind runner Simon Wheatcroft

Like many athletes, Simon Wheatcroft loves chasing that runner's high, training on a path near his home in the English village of Doncaster. And he never let the fact that he has a rare condition that..
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From 1979: Architect I.M. Pei on the JFK Library

I.M. Pei, one of the most heralded of 20th century architects, died on May 16, 2019 at the age of 102. In this "CBS Sunday Morning" report which aired on October 21, 1979, Pei talked with correspondent..
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Sunday Profile: Kevin Bacon

Actor Kevin Bacon, who gained fame with the 1984 film "Footloose" (and even more fame with the parlor game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon), talks about celebrity; his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill,"..
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The "Wow!" concert

It was an unusual outburst for a classical music concert: an audience member shouted out "Wow!" at the very end of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral Music," performed by the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston...
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The FBI and the Mob

Six years after Boston mobster and FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger disappeared, authorities found the bodies of at least six people Bulger allegedly killed. Ed Bradley reports that members of the..
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The Gaskos: Capturing Whitey Bulger

FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list.
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"The Gaskos"

FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visits New Hampshire as she explores 2020 run

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited New Hampshire over the weekend as she considers running for the Democratic presidential nomination. CBS Boston's political analyst Jon Keller and CBSN..
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Boston prosecutors indict South Korean girlfriend in her boyfriend's suicide

Boston prosecutors on Monday indicted a South Korean student for manslaughter in her boyfriend's suicide. Alexander Urtula died by suicide last May. Prosecutors allege that his girlfriend texted him..
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The Gaskos, The War Within, Gladwell

FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list; then, 60 Minutes gets a rare look inside new therapy..
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Ken Fisher's sexist comments have cost him almost $1 billion

City of Boston is pulling $248 million in pension assets from Fisher Investments, the latest defection for the firm
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Bomb cyclone knocks out power to 500,000 during a 'wild night' in the Northeast

A fast-developing 'bomb cyclone' hit the Northeast, causing widespread power outages. In Boston, 90 mph winds downed trees.
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Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion

The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made..
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Boston Mayor asks pension to end relationship with Fisher Investments

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday said he has asked the city's retirement board to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, who is under fire for comments he made at a recent..
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Almanac: America's first aerial photograph

On October 13, 1860, James Wallace Black took a picture of Boston from a balloon 1,200 feet in the air, creating the first aerial photograph taken in the United States. Jane Pauley reports.
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Today in History for October 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain's Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball's first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies;..
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Boston Public Health Commission confirms first case of measles in a Boston resident since 2013

The Boston Public Health Commission confirmed a resident of Boston has been diagnosed with the measles for the first time since 2013.
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College bribery prosecutor on Huffman, Loughlin

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says he plans to recommend longer prison sentences for "Full House" star Lori Loughlin. Lelling made the comments Sunday on Boston's WCVB-TV's 'On the..
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Celtics' Enes Kanters says he was harassed by Turkish president supporters outside Boston mosque

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter and Tacko Fall attended a Cambridge area mosque. Upon their exit, they were confronted by several men.
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Federal judge leans toward upholding Massachusetts vaping ban

A federal judge in Boston on Friday said she was "leaning toward" upholding a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products by Governor Charlie Baker, the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly..
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