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Massachusetts: State of the United States of America
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 Massachusetts's population 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.

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Seth Moulton on the Issues: A Marine Veteran Eyes Foreign Policy

Mr. Moulton, 40, a Massachusetts congressman who is running for president, has argued for electoral changes and for reshaping the Green New Deal.
NYTimes.com - Published

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement on his website Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Massachusetts

Warren proposes canceling billions in student loan debt [Video]Warren proposes canceling billions in student loan debt

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, wants to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt and make college cheaper for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Congressman Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Presidential Race [Video]Congressman Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Presidential Race

According to Reuters, U.S. Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusettes entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday. The centrist Democrat joins a field of nearly 20 candidates vying for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race [Video]Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race

U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Presidential Race [Video]Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Presidential Race

According to Business Insider, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts has announced he will be throwing his hat into the 2020 presidential race. Moulton, who has a centrist policy record and the support of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Man Who Mailed White Powder to Trump's Sons Gets Probation [Video]Man Who Mailed White Powder to Trump's Sons Gets Probation

According to Reuters, a Massachusetts man was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation after admitting he mailed threatening letters filled with a suspicious white powder to several prominent..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Republican Primary Challenger Calls Trump A 'One Man Crime Wave' [Video]Republican Primary Challenger Calls Trump A 'One Man Crime Wave'

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is challenging Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Weld lambasted Trump on Friday reacting to the release of the special counsel report..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Mush! Sale of dog-like robots teased with truck sled video [Video]Mush! Sale of dog-like robots teased with truck sled video

Robotics company Boston Dynamics teases commercial release of its dog-like robots with video of SpotMini machines pulling truck. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Robot identifies recycling with a squeeze [Video]Robot identifies recycling with a squeeze

Academics at MIT university build the RoCycle robot, which can sort metal, plastic and paper using pressure sensors to squeeze waste items. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

Republican Bill Weld Running Against Trump [Video]Republican Bill Weld Running Against Trump

Bill Weld is the first candidate to challenge President Trump for the GOP's presidential nomination.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Substitute Teacher Drops Bullets In Front Of His Pre-K Students [Video]Substitute Teacher Drops Bullets In Front Of His Pre-K Students

A substitute teacher in Massachusetts may have shot his career ambitions in the foot. According to HuffPost, the teacher was fired after bullets fell out of his pockets while he was teaching. He was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Booker tries to jump start presidential campaign [Video]Booker tries to jump start presidential campaign

U.S. Senator Cory Booker launched a two-week national tour on Saturday with a rally in his adopted hometown of Newark, New Jersey, aiming to put momentum behind a presidential campaign stuck in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Felicity Huffman And Others Plead Guilty In Admissions Scandal [Video]Felicity Huffman And Others Plead Guilty In Admissions Scandal

Actor Felicity Huffman leaves the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl BOSTON..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Senators To Investigate Juul About Marketing Practices [Video]Senators To Investigate Juul About Marketing Practices

On Monday, Democrats in Congress said they will investigate the marketing tactics of e-cigarette maker Juul. UPI reports that eleven lawmakers sent the letter asking the company about how it markets..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Democrats Will Never See Trump's Taxes, Says White House [Video]Democrats Will Never See Trump's Taxes, Says White House

Washington (CNN)Congressional Democrats will "never" obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday. "Nor should they (obtain the documents)"..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Lori Loughlin And Felicity Huffman Make First Court Appearance [Video]Lori Loughlin And Felicity Huffman Make First Court Appearance

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman made their first court appearance in Boston on Wednesday, following their arrest in a nationwide college admissions cheating case. Both actresses, who were among 13..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Wynn Resorts hid Steve Wynn's harassment claims -probe [Video]Wynn Resorts hid Steve Wynn's harassment claims -probe

Massachusetts gaming regulators released an investigative report concluding former executives of Wynn Resorts concealed sex misconduct claims against billionaire casino founder Steve Wynn. Conway G...

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Woman Injured 15 Minutes After Launch Of E-Scooter Pilot Program In Massachusetts [Video]Woman Injured 15 Minutes After Launch Of E-Scooter Pilot Program In Massachusetts

According to a report by Gizmodo, shortly into the launch of the first scooter pilot program in the state of Massachusetts, one woman was reportedly in an accident that resulted in an ambulance ride..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Report Says Wynn Resorts Executives Concealed Allegations Against Founder [Video]Report Says Wynn Resorts Executives Concealed Allegations Against Founder

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Massachusetts gaming regulators released an investigative report concluding that former executives of Wynn Resorts concealed sexual misconduct allegations..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Report Concludes Wynn Resorts Execs Concealed Sexual Misconduct Claims [Video]Report Concludes Wynn Resorts Execs Concealed Sexual Misconduct Claims

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Massachusetts gaming regulators released an investigative report concluding that Wynn Resorts executives concealed sexual misconduct allegations against..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Elizabeth Warren Says Joe Biden 'Needs To Answer' For Accusations [Video]Elizabeth Warren Says Joe Biden 'Needs To Answer' For Accusations

According to a report by Business Insider, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed the recent article by a former Nevada assemblywoman claiming that former Vice President Joe..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Democrat Warren tests 2020 message in deep South [Video]Democrat Warren tests 2020 message in deep South

U.S. Democratic Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, hoping to win over black voters who make up a key Democratic voting bloc. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Hollywood Celebs Linked to College Admissions Plot Surrender [Video]Hollywood Celebs Linked to College Admissions Plot Surrender

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have both surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with conspiracy in the scheme.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:33Published

Deceased Former-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Reinstated [Video]Deceased Former-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Reinstated

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Massachusetts' top court reinstated former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's conviction on charges of murdering an acquaintance in 2013,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Trump expresses anger after release of Mueller report

President Trump is on the defensive after the release of Robert Mueller's report. This comes as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the first 2020 Democratic candidate to call on Congress to..
CBS News - Published

Man who mailed white powder to Trump's sons gets probation

A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation after admitting he mailed threatening letters filled with a suspicious white powder to several prominent people, including U.S...
Reuters - Published

Trump campaign: We are "unconcerned" about challenger Weld

Kayleigh McEnany​, the national press secretary for the Trump 2020 campaign, said they are taking former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld​ "not seriously at all"
CBS News - Published

Joe Biden to speak at rally in support of striking workers

Thousands of Stop & Shop employees at 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island went on strike last week over what they say is an unfair contract proposal
CBS News - Published

From Frozen Four to NHL playoffs: Cale Makar signs with Avs

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year deal a day after his Massachusetts squad lost in the Frozen Four championship game
USATODAY.com - Published

Stop & Shop Workers Are on Strike at Over 240 Stores in New England

More than 30,000 Stop & Shop employees have been on strike since Thursday at stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
NYTimes.com - Published

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