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Massachusetts: State in the northeastern United States
Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of 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 state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of the population of Massachusetts lives in 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.


How did Joe Biden handle questions about his son at third Democratic debate?

CBS News political contributor and former Democratic governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the top candidates performed at Tuesday night's third Democratic..
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Massachusetts vaping ban allowed to stand for now amid court challenge

A federal judge said she will reject a temporary restraining order sought by vaping stores and companies that produce vaping products.  
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Warren Calls On AT&T To Reject Plan: Will Cost Jobs [Video]Warren Calls On AT&T To Reject Plan: Will Cost Jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on AT&T Inc to reject an activist investor plan she said would lead to job cuts, staking out a different position than..

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Massachusetts To Defend Vaping Ban [Video]Massachusetts To Defend Vaping Ban

Massachusetts To Defend Vaping Ban

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Bernie Sanders Shakes Up New Hampshire Campaign Machine [Video]Bernie Sanders Shakes Up New Hampshire Campaign Machine

Sen. Bernie Sanders has replaced the New Hampshire state director of his presidential campaign. Theres been growing indignation from his staunchest supporters that their concerns about losing were..

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"I respect all of them": Trump ahead of Dem debate [Video]"I respect all of them": Trump ahead of Dem debate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday ahead of the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas that the eventual Democratic presidential nominee will likely be one of either Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren..

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Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off [Video]Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off

Democrats will hold a single debate for 10 U.S. presidential contenders on Thursday but the spotlight will likely be on frontrunner Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, whose support rose more than that of..

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Tesla driver filmed 'asleep at the wheel' [Video]Tesla driver filmed 'asleep at the wheel'

A video of a driver appearing to sleep whilst at the wheel of a Tesla has raised eyebrows in the US. The footage, filmed on a busy toll road in Massachusetts, is the latest of a number of sightings of..

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Sen. Ed Markey's Reelection Bid Gets Boost [Video]Sen. Ed Markey's Reelection Bid Gets Boost

Sen. Ed Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts, is running for reelection. He faces a tough primary, with Rep.Joe Kennedy III hoping to defeat him in a 2020 Democratic primary. California Democrat Ro..

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Dorian makes landfall in NC and slams Outer Banks [Video]Dorian makes landfall in NC and slams Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble...

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Two Republicans, 21 Democrats Are Presidential Hopefuls For 2020 [Video]Two Republicans, 21 Democrats Are Presidential Hopefuls For 2020

The largest group of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era has gotten smaller. Twenty-one rivals now are seeking their party’s 2020 nomination, reports Reuters. This is..

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Warren apologizes at Native American forum [Video]Warren apologizes at Native American forum

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized at a Native American forum in Iowa for 'harm' she had caused after she claimed Native American heritage and faced..

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Missing From Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Surge: Democratic Endorsements

Despite Ms. Warren’s upward momentum in polls and fund-raising, she lacks the support of a single governor, big-city mayor or fellow senator outside Massachusetts.
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Queen Latifah to be honored with Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research will be presenting the medal
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Elizabeth Warren Has Quick Comeback at CNN Equality Town Hall

The Massachusetts senator was asked what she would say if someone said they were opposed to same-sex marriage.
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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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'Three little children are gone forever': Family of 5 found dead in Massachusetts home

The five members of the Zaccardi family – two adults and three children – were found at their condo in Abington, Massachusetts.
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On This Day: 8 October 1970

Future Jason Bourne Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Mass. (Oct 8)
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The witching hour: Witchcraft is alive and well in Salem, the 'Witch City'

Salem, Massachusetts has a fifth season in its calendar year: Halloween. Right now is the perfect time to take a trip to 'Witch City.'
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'Witch City': A Halloween visit to Salem, Massachusetts

Salem is considered a destination for Halloween lovers, a major reason why is also a dark part of its history: the Salem witch trials.
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Family of five, including three children, found dead of gunshot wounds in Massachusetts town

Three children and two adults were found dead on Monday morning in a condo unit in Abington, Massachusetts, apparently shot to death, local law enforcement officials said.
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Harvard's Dr William Kaelin Jr discusses Nobel win

A Massachusetts researcher says he had " an out-of-body type of experience" when he got a predawn call informing him that he was one of three scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or..
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U.S. economists wrestle with how to help 'left behind' areas

Boston Federal Reserve officials have a pretty good idea what helped the ailing industrial town of Lawrence, Massachusetts, start to make a turnaround, including a state takeover of the public school..
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta battles weather: Mass ascension grounded by fog

The fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from 41 U.S. states. Mass ascension was canceled Saturday morning over the weather.
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Turkey's Kanter says he was harassed by Erdogan supporters

Boston Celtics and Turkey center Enes Kanter said he had been harassed outside a Massachusetts mosque on Friday by two men he described as supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan.
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U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts' toughest-in-nation vaping ban

A federal judge on Friday denied an industry bid to put on hold Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, keeping intact the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly developing..
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U.S. judge denies industry motion to lift Massachusetts' four-month ban on vaping sales

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani on Friday denied a motion by the vaping industry to lift Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and related products.
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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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Massachusetts set to defend vaping ban, toughest in nation, in court

Massachusetts officials on Friday are expected to defend their crackdown on sales of vaping products in a courtroom battle testing the toughest prohibitions yet in a rapidly developing response to..
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Massachusetts officials to defend toughest-in-nation vaping ban in federal court

Massachusetts health officials on Friday are expected to defend their crackdown on sales of vaping products in a courtroom battle that will test the toughest measures yet in a rapidly developing..
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Passenger describes ride aboard downed WWII plane

A Massachusetts woman says she was stunned by the news of a World War II-era B-17 bomber that crashed this week. She was aboard one of the last successful flights of the aircraft, and says she was..
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Elizabeth Warren stops "lock him up" chant directed at pro-Trump protester

Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren urged her supporters to stop a "lock him up" chant directed at a pro-Trump protester who interrupted her rally in Carson..
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Massachusetts leads the nation in shifting to clean energy

East Coast states and California are leading the way in promoting energy efficiency, while the Midwest lags
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Banned in Boston: Without vaping, medical marijuana patients must adapt

In the first few days of the four-month ban on all vaping products in Massachusetts, Laura Lee Medeiros, a medical marijuana patient, began to worry. 
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Vape shop owners sue Massachusetts over product sale ban

Several vape shop owners are suing the state of Massachusetts for implementing a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products and asked the court to deem it "unconstitutional."
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Deadly EEE: Parts of nation see worst outbreak of brain-swelling, mosquito virus in more than a half-century

Three people have died in Massachusetts; three in Michigan, two, in Connecticut and one in Rhode Island. Most of the deaths occurred in recent weeks.
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Vermont GOP governor backs Trump impeachment probe

Vermont's Phil Scott became the first Republican governor to support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker said the proper..
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Five Places to Visit in Provincetown, Mass., with John Derian

The summer crowds have faded in this bohemian Cape Cod haven. But the designer and home goods retailer is a fan of P-town in autumn and shares his go-to spots.
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'Straight-up panic': U.S. vaping crackdown sends some scrambling for their fix

When Massachusetts announced a four-month ban on vaping products this week, Chris Soares was ready, having amassed more than 20 bottles of flavored, nicotine-laced vape fluid, enough to supply his..
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Ruth Abrams, Judge Who Broke a Glass Ceiling Installed in 1692, Dies at 88

In Massachusetts she wrote landmark decisions on family law and gender equality that were widely cited across the country. And she quietly recruited many women to the bench.
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Massachusetts imposes four-month ban on vaping product sales as mystery illness spreads

Massachusetts on Tuesday imposed a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products, amid what officials called a national public health emergency that so far has been linked to nine deaths.
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Advocates sound the alarm on vaping dangers on Capitol Hill

The governor of Massachusetts announced a four month ban on vaping after declaring a state health emergency. During a hearing on Capitol Hill, the CDC announced they expect hundreds of more cases of..
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Warren campaign will invest in beating Sen. Susan Collins

The Massachusetts senator's campaign will be working against one of her own Senate colleagues
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Massachusetts temporarily bans the sale of vaping products

Republican Governor Charlie Baker's order appears to be the first of its kind in the nation
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Massachusetts bans all vaping products for 4 months in the toughest state action taken yet

Citing a public health emergency, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has banned e-cigarettes for four months.
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Rep. Joe Kennedy launches primary challenge for US Senate: 'Far too urgent to wait'

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III launched his much-anticipated primary challenge against Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey at a gym in East Boston.  
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At least 6 dead from rare disease spread by mosquitoes

A second person has died in Massachusetts from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, marking the sixth death nationwide. The rare disease is spread by mosquitoes. Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest.
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Does Elizabeth Warren have a white, working class problem?

Senator Elizabeth Warren is rising in the 2020 Democratic primary polls, but she's struggled in her Massachusetts elections with white, working-class voters who will make up the populations in many..
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Joe Kennedy to Announce Bid for U.S. Senate

The Massachusetts congressman will officially announce on Saturday his plans to challenge the incumbent Senator Edward Markey.
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Massachusetts mayor wins spot on ballot despite indictment for extorting pot vendors

Despite two arrests, first for federal fraud charges and now extortion charges, Mayor Jasiel Correia II has made it to the November ballot.
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Elizabeth Warren to Rally Supporters in Washington Square Park Tonight

The Massachusetts senator will deliver remarks on corruption at an event in New York City, giving her another chance to draw a large crowd.
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Warren talks debate performance and Senate race in Massachusetts

In the post-debate spin room, Senator Elizabeth Warren discussed her performance on the stage and her healthcare plan -- and said the two Democrats challenging each for the other senate seat in..
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Former Mass. Governor Deval Patrick says he "groaned" at Julian Castro's "unnecessary" attack on Biden

CBS News’ newest political contributor, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the third Democratic debate and what he expects to see in the coming..
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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Tonight’s lineup will feature 10 candidates including the former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
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Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Texas ahead of Thursday's debate

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is campaign in Austin, Texas on Tuesday as she continues to rise in Democratic primary polls. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBS News political..
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