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Newfest Review: Dating Amber Dir. David FreyneDating Amber is a deliciously vulgar teen comedy that is sure to fill that Derry Girls-shaped hole in your life.

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Mass. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Stealing Dying Veterans' MorphineA former nurse at a veterans' hospital in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to stealing liquid morphine intended for her dying patients and using it herself, federal prosecutors say.

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Driver Injured in Highway Rollover Crash in SterlingA driver was injured following a rollover crash in Sterling, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the single-car crash on Interstate...

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Boston Red Sox Roster: Will Dustin Pedroia be kept all year?The veteran's presence on the roster will loom large this winter.

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Summer Temps, Clear and Humid Across the RegionMore humidity is sitting over southern New England today, so once again we saw dense fog in some places. More clouds are expected this afternoon in areas that saw the densest fog, such as around the Cape and Islands. Otherwise, we have mostly sunny skies in the forecast today.

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Quick Hits: New Cakeswagg + "50 Rappers Who Changed The World""It's a big record with a gigantic beat to match; although it still has my signature flare in terms of delivery and style, I experiment with my voice, tone, and flow."

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Trillium Fort Point Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19Trillium announced Wednesday its Fort Point location in Boston would be temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Pandemic Dining On A Knead-to-know BasisWhen La Hacienda said its final farewell to Somerville, it appeared that its beloved pizza would be history as well, but the pizza and other foods from the place have lived on via a company from the family behind it called DiCecca Brothers Catering, which delivers tasty dishes to all kinds of events, functions, and parties in the local area.

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Dig This: Our Favorite Events Around Greater BostonThe time is now, the technology is here. And if anyone around these parts knows how to handle a streaming show, it’s singer-songwriter Will Dailey, who has been rocking in showers and living rooms for months and will be hosting this bi-weekly streaming concert series.

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Prateek: Enlisting Fellow Musicians, Crowdfunding, And A Whole Lotta Livestreaming"Crowdfunding sites are great, they have excellent tools, but you have to learn how to use them."

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OTM Open Thread 10/22: It is ThursdayHappy Thursday! There is no baseball today. It's not a great feeling but one we'll have to get used to very soon.

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Massachusetts legislators aren't worried state budget is lateWithout revealing how the Legislature would respond to the revised annual spending plan Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled last week, Senate President Karen Spilka on Wednesday praised Beacon Hill's decision to "hit pause" on the state budget process.

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Cape Cod Named One of America's Top Family Vacation SpotsA popular Massachusetts getaway has been named one of the top family vacation destinations in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler.

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World Series Score: Tampa Bay Rays win, even up seriesIt got interesting late, but Tampa held on.

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CelticBlog exit interview: Brad StevensDespite some turbulent moments, Stevens proved why he's still one of the best young coaches in the league.

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Boston Public Schools Start Remote Learning Today. Here's What to KnowThere was always the possibility that students at Boston Public Schools would be required to return to an online-only setting.

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Baker to Make Announcement About Economic Recovery From COVID-19 in Mass.Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to make an announcement about the state's economic recovery from COVID-19 on Thursday, even as cases of the virus continue to rise at a rapid rate.

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Pete Carroll says Seahawks are tuned into the possibility of signing Antonio BrownThe Seattle Seahawks are “tuned into” the pending availability of wide receiver Antonio Brown and will give consideration to the possibility of signing him when his eight-game suspension by the NFL expires, Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

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Backed by grants and local gusto, Shirley downtown on the upswingSHIRLEY – After weeks of construction upheaval along Main and Front streets, the downtown area is looking notably better than it did before, thanks to government grant money and local elbow grease.

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Startup entrepreneur looks to empower kids of color in Lowell with business bootcampLocal entrepreneur Stephen Wahome will partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell to launch a virtual Startup Bootcamp for kids of color between the ages of 12 and 18, which over the course of four weeks will teach them everything from basic terminology to creating business plan walkthroughs and elevator pitches.

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Kennedy Statue On the Move 30 Years After Its UnveilingThe bronze statue of President John Kennedy on a little-used corner of the State House lawn is taking a stroll back into the limelight.

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Baaff Review: Keep Saray Home Dir. Brian RedondoI'll boldly assume that you didn't need me to tell you that. But we're reminded of our surrounding communities in Brian Redondo's Keep Saray Home, a documentary short that importantly bursts the bubble that separates us from Louisville, the Mexican border, Portland, the Californian forests, and the unrest that inhabits this nation.

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Boston Red Sox News: Mookie Betts, Marcell Ozuna, Brian JohnsonAs a reader of this site, you already know this, but the Red Sox never should have traded Mookie Betts.

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Bisantz heads up fundraiser for Regent TheatreLowell’s own Jerry Bisantz dons his emcee cap on Friday, Nov. 6, to headline “Lyrically Speaking, ” a cabaret fundraiser for The Regent Theatre in Arlington.

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Maybe I Should Google ThatWelcome to the Google rabbit hole. Wherein I answer every question that you didn't realize you had, in a non-sequitur manner, of course.

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Museum of Russian Icons features eye-catching lacquered boxesClinton’s Museum of Russian Icons keeps outdoing itself with dynamic exhibits of colorful artworks and crafts that go far beyond the religious icons that are the focal point of its collection.

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US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate votersWASHINGTON  U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them...

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Morning Skate: RetroA little throwback action on your consoles.

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Mike Pence rallies for Trump in New HampshireThe Vice President was at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Wednesday.

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10 best events, things to do in Boston this weekend: Oct. 22, 2020BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston.

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Boston Schools Drop Admissions Test Requirement for One YearThe Boston School Committee voted unanimously overnight to drop admissions tests for the city's exams schools for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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1 Injured in Overnight Crash in BraintreeOne person was injured in a 2-car crash in Braintree, Massachusetts late Wednesday night. Braintree police responded to the crash on Shaw Street and found a...

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Morning Fog Gives Way to Summer-Like DayWe are expecting more fog this morning. Visibility may drop below 1/4 mile at times.

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Buffalo Bills apply to trademark fan base's Mafia nicknameORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mafia is becoming legitimate in Buffalo — the Bills Mafia that is.

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What Tyronn Lue said about following Doc Rivers as Clippers coachTyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Isaacson: Massachusetts may have crossed constitutional line with tax schemeI think New Hampshire has a strong constitutional claim against the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s effort to reach across its border, by exploiting the COVID crisis, to impose its income tax on New Hampshire residents who are required to work from their homes. The relevant constitutional issues are admittedly complex , and there is...

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EDITORIAL: Recognizing hues in Massachusetts coronavirusA color codesIt appears red-zone relief is on the way for some of the state’s coronavirus-cluster communities.

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Enter new exit numbersALast exit for numerically sequential highway signs. Progressive Massachusetts once again is catching up to other states by exit numbering, in compliance with a federal requi...

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Regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issuesIn this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to discuss the process of approving COVID-19 vaccines.

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In this New Hampshire tax tussle, advantage MassachusettsCall it "no taxation from a remote location." That's the cry coming from New Hampshire over a Massachusetts policy that its governor apparently sees as reminiscent of an unfair tax levied against American Colonists by the English King George III.

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Zoom Bomber Marks Malden Virtual Event With 'Vile, Racist LanguageA virtual back to school event for students at Malden High School took a turn for the worse when hackers crashed the event Wednesday night.

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Raiders send starting O-line home after Trent Brown's COVID test"I’m concerned about anybody who has it or is near it.”"

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CDC report: 300K more deaths than average so far this yearHispanic people and young people have a higher percentage of excess deaths than other groups.

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Patriots focus on offensive adjustments with 49ers up nextEvery offensive unit is always better when there’s a lot of people that are contributing.”.

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Person shot on Parker Street in Mildred Hailey ApartmentsStanley Staco reports somebody was shot shortly before 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Parker Street and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the person's injuries.

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In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump outPHILADELPHIA  Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trumps handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job o...

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Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debateNASHVILLE, Tenn.  President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for t...

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Loose Cow Wanders Onto Vermont Interstate, Is ArrestedA Vermont steer had to be wrangled from the middle of Interstate 91 after it escaping its enclosure in Newbury Wednesday morning, state police said.

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For Safe Trick-or-Treating in Halloween 2020, Here's a Mass. Kid's 'Clever' IdeaIf you want to reduce the threat of spreading COVID-19 this Halloween, giving out king-sized candy bars might be a smart first step.

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Trial Court promises public dashboard to track mounting eviction filings as moratorium endsThe Trial Court has promised a public-facing dashboard to provide transparency and track eviction filings as a temporary ban expires, creating a situation one critic likened to "turning on the eviction faucet at full torrent."

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Former Tewksbury nurse admits to tampering with morphine meant for dying vetsA former VA hospice nurse admitted in federal court on Wednesday to tampering with morphine used to provide relief to dying veterans so she could consume a portion of the drug herself.Â.

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1 Man Dead in Jamaica Plain ShootingOne person has been brought to a Boston-area hospital after being shot Wednesday evening.

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Needham, Natick battle to draw as father, daughter mix it upNEEDHAM — It’s not often that you have the chance to see an athlete compete for their parents on a team at the high school level.

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Fall River Goldendoodle Runs for President on Independent TicketIf you don't like either presidential candidate this year, a Massachusetts dog could be your choice.

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Third quarter flurry pushes Concord-Carlisle past Lincoln-SudburySUDBURY — A matchup between two of the top teams in the Dual County League ended with the final score surprisingly one-sided.

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US officials call out Iran, Russia for election interferenceBOSTON  Iran is responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest in multiple states, U.S. officials said Wednesday night in calling out both Tehran and Russia for activities meant to interfere in the upcoming presidential election.

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Todays Question  Should the presidential debate feature a mute button?Visit the post for more.

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Trump the dancer? His moves to ‘YMCA' at rallies are a hitTUCSON, Ariz.  He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it.

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Charlie Baker joins Salem in efforts to shut out visitors for rest of OctoberSalem, Massachusetts won't be inviting tourists for Halloween weekends as October nears a close.

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Boston police investigating after 1 person shot in Jamaica PlainOfficers responding to the scene on Parker Street shortly before 7 p.m. transported the victim to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Boston teachers and students ask for 'better, safer' plan as district goes remoteBoston teachers and students are pushing for a safe and sustainable plan to provide services for high-needs students as in-person learning has switched to remote amid rising COVID-19 levels in the city.Â.

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Billerica economic development director resigns following Selectmen's potentially unlawful attempt to disband the departmentBILLERICA — Just one day after the Billerica Board of Selectmen attempted to disband the town’s Economic Development Department, Director Rob Anderson handed in his resignation, leaving the office without any remaining employees.

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Patriots-49ers injury report: James White absent, Kyle Dugger limited WednesdayThe Pats were down four players at practice on Wednesday and more were limited.

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Meet Robbie the dog assisting in the Southie car fire investigationThe Boston Fire Department introduced their newest investigator Wednesday. Robbie is a yellow lab and was officially certified as an FIU investigator...

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Boston officials provide exam school proposal updates ahead of school committee voteBoston Public Schools officials offered updates to a hotly debated exam school admissions proposal Wednesday night ahead of a school committee vote that would change the manner in which students gain access to the city's prestigious schools for one year.

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US officials: Russia and Iran have obtained voter infoBOSTON — Iran is responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest in multiple states, and Tehran and Moscow have also obtained voter registration with the goal of interfering in the election, U.S. officials said at a rare news conference Tuesday night just two weeks before the vote.

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Andrea Campbell pushing for transparency on BPS tech as district switches to remoteBoston City Councilor Andrea Campbell is pushing for more data on technology distribution for BPS students as classes go fully remote, but the district said any student who needs a Chromebook has one waiting for them.

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Police: Peabody men arrested in Tewksbury fentanyl bustTEWKSBURY — Two Peabody men face drug charges involving fentanyl after police said they saw them carry out a drug deal in a Tewksbury parking lot on Tuesday.

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In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to vote Trump outPHILADELPHIA — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his response to racial unrest and his fundamental unfitness for the job in his first in-person campaign pitch Wednesday for Joe Biden, his former vice president.

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U.S. Attorney Lelling joins police chiefs in combating uptick in gun violenceThe criminal justice system's revolving door during the coronavirus pandemic and “anti-police rhetoric” has emboldened gun-toting criminals and led to an uptick in crime after a 30-year low, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Moves COVID-19 Risk Map To Thursdays To Add More DataThe state will begin releasing its weekly City/Town COVID-19 Risk Map on Thursdays in order to collect additional data for the report.

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The Five Minute ReadJeanne D’Arc Credit Union awards $1,500 to Place of Promise LOWELL — Place of Promise is the latest nonprofit to receive a $1,500 donation from Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s We Share a Common Thread...

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Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes aheadWASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before Election Day.

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Face to face: Trump, Biden to meet for final debateNASHVILLE — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.

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Patriots focus on offensive adjustments with 49ers up nextFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Following a promising start, the Patriots offense is trudging through its first rough patch of 2020 under quarterback Cam Newton.

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Boston needs help putting 11 historic gravestones back where they belongCity Hall is asking for some unusual assistance: archeologists need help returning 11 fully-intact gravestones dating back to colonial times to their proper resting places around Boston.

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Parents React to Boston Public Schools' Remote Learning ChangeThere was always the possibility that students at Boston Public Schools would be required to return to an online-only setting.

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Ballot blunder as New Jersey sends mail-in voting form to Massachusetts watchdogIn the latest ballot blunder, New Jersey is asking anyone who received a mail-in voting form who no longer lives in the Garden State to simply "rip it up."

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Presidential debate round two: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden face-off will have mute buttonAfter the first presidential debate went off the rails as many pundits called it a chaotic mess, Americans on Thursday night will get their final chance ahead of the election to see President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face off.

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BBC documentary hints at location of stolen artwork taken in Isabella Stewart Gardner heistIt remains the biggest unsolved art heist in history, now, a new documentary hints at where the artwork, taken from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, may be.

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On the lack of police reform in Massachusetts: Is this who we are?After a summer of pain and promises, we're still waiting for meaningful policing reform legislation in this state.

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As Mookie Betts shines, Red Sox take a PR beating on national stageWhile the Red Sox never admitted guilt or predicted their own punishment in the form of public shame, they’re getting it in spades this October.

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Oh, poop! Sewage testing showing sharp rise in Boston-area coronavirus ratesThrice-weekly samples taken at the MWRA's Deer Island sewage-treatment plant are showing a spike in Covid-19 RNA, which follows increases in Covid-19 rates in Massachusetts and Boston and could signal further increases as the people excreting the RNA spread their virus to people they come into contact with.

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NH AG releases name of officer involved in fatal shootingThe New Hampshire Attorney General released the identity of an officer that was involved in a shooting earlier this week.

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Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis undergoes successful left knee surgeryTheis is expected to be fully available for training camp prior to the 2021 season.

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Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unionsLGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

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Entrance Test for Boston Exam Schools Could Be Suspended After Wednesday VoteThe Boston School Committee was set to vote Wednesday on a proposal that would suspend the entrance test for the city's exam schools for the 2021-22 year.

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Recognizing hues in Massachusetts coronavirusA color codesIt appears red-zone relief is on the way for some of the state’s coronavirus-cluster communities.

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The UMass football team must undergo three COVID tests after loss at Georgia Southern.The UMass players all tested negative on Monday but remain under quarantine.

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CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encountersNEW YORK  U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

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Ferry fight: South shore residents worried MBTA may run fewer linesThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is facing a budget deficit of at least $300 million meaning subway, bus and ferry service could be cut.

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NH Restaurant Closes Over Mask Mandate: a€˜What Happened to Live Free or Die? 'A restaurant in New Hampshire has decided to close its doors rather than enforce the state's mask mandate.

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Raiders send starting O-line home after Trent Brown's positive COVID testThe Las Vegas Raiders sent all five starting offensive linemen home as part of coronavirus contact tracing after right tackle Trent Brown was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list with a positive test.

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Patriots place starting RT Jermaine Elueminor on injured reserveNew England Patriots offensive guard Jermaine Eluemunor is helped off the field after getting injured during the 1st quarter of the game at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxboro, MA.

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Pandemic relief talks inch ahead, but McConnell is resistantWASHINGTON — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out and President Donald Trump’s most powerful Senate ally is pressing the White House not to move ahead right now.

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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary filmROME — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco, ” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

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Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unionsPope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco, ” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

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US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensionsThe Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the world's two largest economies as President Donald Trump seeks to boost his anti-China credentials ahead of November's election.

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Ticker:A Baker trying to avoid layoffs in budget talks;A Lawsuit targets Maine pot licenses with Massachusetts, N.H. ownersGov. Charlie Baker's administration hopes to avoid government layoffs both this year and next year, the governor's top budget official told lawmakers Wednesday, describing Baker's new spending plan as a "stability" budget intended to protect services at a time of great need.

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Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat' filmNEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young actress pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film.

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Motor vehicle homicide charges filed in death of Acton man and dogGREENFIELD — A 62-year-old Turner Falls man will face motor vehicle homicide charges for allegedly being on drugs when his Ford Explorer crossed the center line of Route 2 in Greenfield and killed 41-year-old driver from Acton and his dog.

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21 arrested at RI rally for man injured in officer-involved moped crash; new videos releasedPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Violence at a rally to demand justice for a Providence man seriously injured in moped crash as he was followed by a police cruiser was perpetrated by a small segment of the protesters, city officials said Wednesday, the same day they released two new videos related to the crash.

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Baker: Maybe don't travel for Thanksgiving this yearThe Baker administration is expected to offer suggestions and guidance for Thanksgiving in the next few days.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal chargesDrugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.Â.

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Borat sequel somehow still manages to serve up audacious surprisesCNN)  Like any sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm faces the challenge of what to do for an encore, 14 years and a big box-office haul...

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Bitcoin red hot off news PayPal moving into cryptocurrencyBitcoin, the futuristic-sounding currency, is having a good week. The cryptocurrency jumped up as high as 8% Wednesday after PayPal announced consumers will soon be able to buy, hold and sell the internet-based cash.

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UMass Lowell poll: Young Americans favor reformsLOWELL — The time has come for reform on how the United States deals with the electoral process, the environment and social justice, according to a new national poll released today by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion that takes an in-depth look at the views of Americans age 18 to 39.

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Drugged Driving Charges in Greenfield Crash That Killed Man, DogA man from Turners Falls is set to be arraigned in connection to a fatal crash in Greenfield in early October.

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Volunteer in Astra-Zeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial has diedThe announcement came from the Brazilian health agency "Anvisa," which says the trial is still going forward as planned.

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Charlie Baker shares 9-year-old's humorous COVID-19 Halloween safety tip"It was written with a crayon, but it was quite clear."

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2020 Offseason Preview Series: Boston Celtics options, guarantees and qualifying offersBoston has eight players they need to make decisions on for the 2021 season.

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City, state officials try to scare people away from Salem on HalloweenSeriously, just stay away, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Gov. Baker said today. Driscoll said the city is so worried about becoming a superspreader it's canceling events and spending money on advertising to warn people to find something else to do that night.

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Massachusetts moves forward with new type of marijuana delivery licenseDespite pushback from some lawmakers and local municipalities, Massachusetts marijuana regulators are moving forward with plans to allow a new class of weed delivery business.

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Push on to scare people away from SalemThe crowds in Salem are smaller this month than they would normally be, but the number of people visiting the Witch City is still "more than we feel comfortable having," Mayor Kim Driscoll said Wednesday as she and Gov.

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Vows To Support Local Police Efforts To Curb Gun ViolenceWith gun violence on the rise, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts met with several big city police chiefs today to discuss how federal authorities can.

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Mass. reports 22 new COVID-19 deaths, 646 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus data, Wednesday, Oct.

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Ricky FelixThe crew behind Brockton's VAN BUREN RECORDS have been causing a stir for a while now, so it comes as no surprise that another new record from over that way is a stunner.

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Massachusetts coronavirus cases up 646, a drop from highest count since spring but daily rate stays highTwo days after Massachusetts health officials reported the highest count of coronavirus cases since May, cases on Wednesday ticked down from that elevated number while 22 more people died from the virus.

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Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kidsThe global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal chargesWASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday.

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Mike Pence touts coronavirus vaccine, knocks Joe Biden in New Hampshire rallyPORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Vice President Mike Pence knocked Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s health and tax policies and touted the economic gains under the Trump administration as he rallied voters just 13 days before Election Day in a swing state where the Republican ticket trails in the polls.

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Bruins sign Zach Senyshyn to one-year dealZach Senyshyn may be running out of chances to make his mark in Boston, but the Bruins on Wednesday gave him another chance to do so.

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Boston Celtics daily links 10/21/20All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place.

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Massachusetts communities with major coronavirus clusters in nursing homes, colleges, jails will get asteriskMassachusetts cities and towns that have significant coronavirus clusters in long-term care facilities, college campuses or correctional facilities will get an asterisk next to their names in future weekly public health reports.

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MIAA Tournament Management Committee votes to not hold winter tournamentsThe winter athletic landscape just became a little clearer.

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Man gets eight months in federal prison for dealing drugs in his family's Dorchester basement while employed at City HallA federal judge today sentenced Gary Webster to eight months in prison after he was monitored five times selling cocaine and fentanyl on Codman Hill Avenue in Dorchester in 2016, while he was working as director of constituent services for at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who at the time was city-council president, the US Attorney's office...

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Norwood Hospital, Flooded in June, to Remain Closed at Least Another YearFour months after massive flooding caused the temporary closure of a Massachusetts hospital, officials at the facility say it will be at least a year before it reopens.

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Salem reducing MBTA service, adding parking restrictions in effort to keep Halloween revelers awaySalem Mayor Kim Driscoll announced Wednesday that the city plans to reduce MBTA commuter rail service, enforce a number of new parking restrictions, and close businesses early in an effort to keep Halloween revelers away from the haunted hotspot amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Festival Report: Currents And Spotlight At Nyff 2020Reviews of films playing in the Currents and Spotlight programs of the 58th annual New York Film Festival.

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Mostly Cloudy and Foggy Night Ahead of Warm Thursday in New EnglandSome have sun, most have not. It's been a challenging day in New England, thanks to our front that kind of formed right over us yesterday and brought in low level moisture with a light breeze from the north.

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Bill Belichick compared the coaching styles of Mike and Kyle ShanahanBill Belichick, now in his 46th season coaching in the NFL, is able to place 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan in unique context.

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Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policiesSupreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom.

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Mass. Reports 646 More Cases, 22 New DeathsMassachusetts reported 646 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday and an additional 22 deaths.

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Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right inSince Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show, ” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent.

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Man and 11-year-old son he failed to return to his Salem home found in WoburnMassachusetts communities with major coronavirus clusters in nursing homes, colleges, jails will get asterisk.

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Trillium Fort Point closes after an employee tests positive for COVID-19The brewery outlined the immediate steps it is taking in response.

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How do you feel about travel right now?As we approach the year’s end and the global health crisis continues, how do you feel about travel right now?

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Oliver, Fall River Goldendoodle, launches Independent write-in campaignOliver, a goldendoodle from Fall River, has launched a write-in campaign for the White House.

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These 8 New England breweries medaled at the Great American Beer FestivalThis has arguably been one of the most challenging years breweries have ever faced, so we hope these awards serve as a symbol not only of brewing excellence but also the resiliency of the craft brewing community as a whole, ” the festival’s competition manager, Chris Swersey, said in a statement.

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Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claimsMonths after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the "blistering pace" of denials.

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Hi-Rise Bakery Weekly Dinner SpecialsHi-Rise Bakery is on a mission to fill your heart and your belly with wholesome, delicious, hassle-free fare.

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Father who prompted alert from police after failing to return his son to Salem taken into custody, child found safeAnthony Lonano Sr., 40, was apprehended during a traffic stop around 3 p.m. in the area of Main and Kirby streets, according to Massachusetts State Police.

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Boston Teachers Union releases statement on shift to fully remote learning"These difficult decisions and recent developments are the direct result of a failed White House response to the pandemic."

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Dia de Los Muertos Taco DealThe three burros – Burro Bar Boston, Burro Bar Brookline and Somerville’s Painted Burro – are getting their Dia de Los Muertos festivities off to an early start.

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INTERVIEW: Boston Asian American Film Festival director Susan ChinsenSimilar to other festivals in this past year, the 12th Boston Asian American Film Festival will be hosted virtually.

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Roselynn Homemade Ice Cream will close instead of requiring masks"Everyone was completely on board with our decision," co-owner Dorene Heselton said.

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Here's how readers watched the presidential town halls and what they thoughtLast week, the two presidential candidates answered questions from moderators and voters during town halls on prime-time, just not on the same channels.

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Espresso bar Caffe Ducali opens in the North End on October 22'We just want this to be very true to Italy': Caffà Ducali opens in the North End.

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Massachusetts Coronavirus Cases: Young Adults Driving COVID SpreadMassachusetts's recent increase in coronavirus cases can largely be attributed to young adults.

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A Biden landslide? Some Democrats can't help but whisper.Democrats are still haunted by the ghosts of 2016. But some are allowing themselves to contemplate a Biden victory big enough to reorder the nation’s politics.

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Mass. Boy Found Safe, Dad in Custody After Suspected Parental Abduction: PoliceMassachusetts police found a boy whose father hadn't returned him his home in Salem after a visit Tuesday evening.

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Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine plan: Here who will get the vaccine firstThe state expects between 20,000 and 60,000 doses during the first phase.

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Dedham Covid-19 numbers rising; officials say it's mostly kids, teens getting together after sporting eventsThe Dedham Board of Health announced today the town has "a significant rise" in Covid-19 cases - 17 in the past week, double what the town had been seeing - and says most of the new cases are in young children and teens.

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A Mass. spot was just named among the best family vacation destinations in the U.S.The publication says it's a "family outing destination that fits every need."

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Bruins sign Zach Senyshyn to a one-year, two-way contractHowever, he's shown steady progress in Providence in recent years, and is probably as close to NHL ready as he's been since he was drafted.

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Norwood Hospital will remain closed for at least a year after devastating floodingFloodwaters rushed through the building in June during a torrential rainstorm, destroying all of the hospital's medical equipment, officials said.

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Maryland man arrested, accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and HarrisIn this Oct. 8, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen.

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Brigham and Women's research finds drug improves survival in critically ill patients with COVID-19Research led by doctors at Brigham and Womens Hospital could bring new hope for those critically sick due to COVID-19.

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Another driver gives a South Boston building a drive-thruThis time in reverse, into DeKay Insurance on East Broadway. Chipsy231 reports the driver is OK.

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OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges as part of more than $8B settlementPurdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials said.

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Mass. education department to audit 2 school districts over remote learningState Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley in a letter to school committees in East Longmeadow and Watertown wrote that he is concerned each district is not “aligning its reopening model” with public health metrics.

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Mass. reports 646 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 22 new deathsA University of Massachusetts model suggests the state's coronavirus death tally will pass the 10,000 mark in several weeks.

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Ballot blunder as New Jersey sends mail-in voting form to Massachusetts watchdogIn the latest ballot blunder, New Jersey is asking anyone who received a mail-in voting form who no longer lives in the Garden State to simply “rip it up.” Provided by Boston Herald BOSTON, MA.

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Broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman caught on hot mic appearing to mock military flyovers as wastefulCNN)  Military flyovers can be awe-inspiring to watch and are practically tradition at many sporting events.

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What are the best family-friendly Halloween movies?Boston.com wants to know what spooky flicks you're queuing up for the kids this Halloween.

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World Series Prediction PollsOur latest set of polls talks about the World Series.

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If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?If a departure by Brad Wanamaker forces Boston to fill the void behind Kemba Walker, the Celtics might be better off using their draft picks elsewhere and giving Carsen Edwards the chance to earn that spot.

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In defense of the Mookie Betts trade… sort ofMookie Betts was at the center of the Dodgers' 8-3 victory in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Boston Public Schools is suspending all in-person learningWe have said all along that we will only provide in-person learning for students if the data and public health guidance supports it, and this new data shows that we are trending in the wrong direction, ” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.

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"manifest Destiny's Child" Tears Down American ExceptionalismDennis Trainor Jr.'s virtual theater piece reflects on electoral politics, 2016 race.

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In Dorchester, somebody signs up for the war on trashJustin Thompson thanks whoever had put up these recyclable bins around his Dorchester neighborhood: Broken glass was a problem at Hemenway and the Adams-King parks.

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Nearly 1.2 million people have already voted in Massachusetts. The disparities are starkOne of every four registered voters in Massachusetts — and nearly 1.2 million in total — have already cast a ballot for the Nov.

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Police say Connecticut man forced child to kneel on tacks, drink hot sauce until he vomitedNAUGATUCK, Conn. — A Connecticut man is facing child abuse charges for forcing a child to sleep in a locked closet and making him kneel on thumb tacks and drink hot sauce until he vomited, police said.

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Massachusetts restaurant guest slaps manager over fried rice order, tip request: reportThe incident recently occurred at Koto Grill and Sushi in Salem, Mass.

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Roger Williams University investigates coronavirus clusterBRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University has closed one building and moved some classes online in response to a cluster of positive coronavirus tests, but said in a message to students that some of the positives could be tied to research on the virus, rather than actual infections.

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Achilito's Taqueria to Open at Patriot Place in FoxboroughA few months ago it was reported that a Mexican restaurant in Jamaica Plain was planning to expand to another location in Boston.

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In a€˜lobster war, a€™ Indigenous Canadians face attacks by fishermenA battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

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Boston Public Schools suspends in-person learning amid increased coronavirus casesBoston Public Schools is moving to suspend all in-person learning effective Thursday as coronavirus trends continue to move in a "concerning" direction, school officials said.

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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary filmHomosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God.""

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NFL insider talked about the Patriots' trade rumors ahead of the deadline"Watch the wide receiver market as the trade deadline gets close."

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Police: Connecticut man forced child to kneel on tacks, drink hot sauce until he vomitedNAUGATUCK, Conn. — A Connecticut man is facing child abuse charges for forcing a child to sleep in a locked closet and making him kneel on thumb tacks and drink hot sauce until he vomited, police said.

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Boston Public Schools reverting to fully-remote learning amid surge in COVID casesMayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday confirmed that Boston Public School will be shifting to a fully-remote learning model as new COVID-19 cases in the city continue to climb at a concerning rate.

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Boston Red Sox 2020 Review: Matt BarnesThis was not Barnes' best season, but he finished strong at the very least.

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Detroit-Style Pizza Updates for the Greater Boston Area, Fall 2020Square Mfg. Co. is planning to open soon in Natick, while a New York City-based mini chain still has eyes on the Hub.

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Boston coronavirus numbers keep rising; BPS suspends all in-school classes, Roxbury numbers almost doubleBoston Public Schools announced this morning that: Read more.

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Officer fatally shoots dog that was biting, dragging woman in ConnecticutENFIELD, Conn. — A Connecticut police officer shot a pit bull to death Tuesday afternoon as it was attacking a woman, authorities said.

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Taco Bell to give away free tacos in honor of stolen base during Game 1 of World SeriesLos Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts stole two bases during Game 1 of the World Series and now the whole nation can celebrate his accomplishment by enjoying a free taco from Taco Bell.

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OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal chargesWASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday.

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Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in new filmROME — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

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What about applying to permanently remote roles? Elaine Varelas shares her adviceWorking remotely is a skill many people have had learned by this point in the year.

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Judge says, yeah, no, failed Senate candidate isn't going to get any money, let alone $1.2 billion, from Bill GalvinHours after failed Republican Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai sued Secretary of State William Galvin over what he claims is massive election fraud, a federal judge schooled him - and his lawyer - in the basics of federal constitutional law, specifically the 11th Amendment, which bars federal courts from hearing lawsuits involving the way state...

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2020 draft profiles: lottery wings who could fit the CelticsWith Boston sitting at #14, adding another shooter or strong-bodied wing would add to their positional versatility.

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Did the Patriots Miss an Opportunity to Hit the Reset Button?It was always going to be tough for the Patriots once Tom Brady wasn't in Foxboro, but after watching this year's team for five games, Trenni...

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1 million people have already voted in MassachusettsSo far, about one of every five people registered to vote have done so, meaning turnout is already equal to 30 percent of everyone who voted in 2016.

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New showers installed in Cambridge for homeless individualsThe city hopes to keep the showers running through next year.

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Where to Find Birria Tacos in the Boston AreaMeaty, juicy, and often cheesy, these Tijuana-style tacos have been enjoying a big moment in the spotlight on the West Coast.

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Watch live: Massachusetts governor gives update on COVID-19 and Salem safety precautions ahead of HalloweenSalem typically attracts half a million visitors during October but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city is asking visitors without plans to not visit.

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Bill Belichick reiterates need for practice as Patriots prepare for 49ersBill Belichick really wants to get back on the practice field.

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Boston Public Schools Shift to All Remote Learning Due to Spike in COVID CasesBoston Public Schools announced they will be going all remote starting Thursday due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the city.

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3 tests, a private jet and a recent rule: How Nick Saban made it to kickoffAlabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Kenmore Square Starbucks shutting down temporarily for lack of businessWith fewer BU students around, the Starbucks at 500 Commonwealth Ave. is calling it quits, at least until next semester, the Daily Free Press reports.

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The pandemic's real toll? 300,000 deaths, and it's not just from COVID.A CDC analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.

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Massachusetts Reports 646 New Coronavirus Cases, 22 Additional DeathsThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 646 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 22 additional deaths in Massachusetts on Wednesday.

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Boston Red Sox Offseason Preview: 2020-21 Offseason Pick 5 contestIf you are new to Over The Monster or missed it in previous years for whatever reason, Pick 5 is an annual competition where we, well, pick five players to join the Red Sox organization over the coming off-season.

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Dispatches From Newfest: Roundup Part IOur NewFest coverage continues below with capsule reviews of five films from around the world, including two documentaries.

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What's the Bruins fourth line going to look like this season?There's a good chance the neo-merlot line has a new set of faces to start 2020-21.

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19 arrested at rally to support injured moped rider in RIPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A rally to demand justice for a Providence man seriously injured in moped crash resulted in 19 arrests and one police officer injured, police said.

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Alchemy to Be Reborn in Former Gaslight Space at MarketStreet LynnfieldAccording to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Alchemy, which had been located in Gloucester until 2016, will be reopening in the former Gaslight space at MarketStreet Lynnfield, with the post saying that "Alchemy was the first restaurant that the Serenitee Restaurant Group opened and it was beloved by the community in which it...

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David Ortiz Has Classic Take on Mookie Betts Trade After World Series HeroicsAfter watching Mookie Betts lead the Dodgers to victory in Game 1 of the World Series, David Ortiz had a classic take on the trade that sent his former teammate...

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Massachusetts communities with major coronavirus clusters in nursing homes, colleges, jails will get asteriskMassachusetts cities and towns that have significant coronavirus clusters in long-term care facilities, college campuses or correctional facilities will get an asterisk next to their names in future weekly public health reports.

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On Recruiting Trail, Boston College Continues to Clean Up in MassachusettsThe wall is going up in the Bay State thanks to the recruiting effort of Jeff Hafley and his staff.

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Cambridge Nursery School Transforms Public Park into Outdoor ClassroomSome may see busy streets, sidewalks and honking horns as distractions, but for Charlestown Nursery School, it's the backdrop of their day.

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Fog Slowly Gives Way to Sunshine Wednesday into ThursdayFog settled in overnight and may still be an issue as a warm front is very slow to lift northeastward towards Maine and southern New Hampshire today.

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OTM Open Thread 10/21: It is WednesdayHappy Wednesday everyone. The World Series stays on center stage tonight as the only sport on the schedule.

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World Series Game One Score: Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw give Dodgers early World Series leadOn the other side, Glasnow had it going on early. The big righty is a power strikeout arm, and he showed off that skillset in the first few innings with the Dodgers possessing little in the way of answers.

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CelticsBlog exit interview: Semi OjeleyeAfter his third season in Boston, was this Semi Ojeleye's last in green?

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Parents of 545 children separated at border can't be foundAbout two-thirds of the parents of those children are believed to be in their countries of origin, the ACLU said.

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Bill Filed To Help 17,000 Mass. Residents With Jobless BenefitsNearly a month after they asked the Baker administration to explore the change, a group of lawmakers filed a bill that would temporarily increase the minimum unemployment benefits Massachusetts pays to help thousands of claimants retroactively access up to $1,800 in federal aid.

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Gov. Baker, Salem Mayor to Announce Halloween Closures, RestrictionsMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll are expected to detail new coronavirus restrictions for Halloween in the Witch City in a continued attempt to deter people from visiting.

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Tuesday's high school scores and highlightsTUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Cohasset 25, East Bridgewater 30 Franklin 27, Taunton 28 Nauset 20, Falmouth 43 St. Mary’s 25, Austin Prep 30 Whitman-Hanson 16, Duxbury 39 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Austin Prep 24, St. Mary’s 31 Franklin 19, Mansfield 42 Nauset 15, Falmouth 47 Pembroke 20, Quincy / North Quincy 35 Scituate 22,...

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Tyngsboro Selectmen approve pot business at the former Top Line Granite property on Middlesex RoadThe Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a Host Community Agreement with Royalty Group LLCÂ for cultivating marijuana at the former Top Line Granite property on Middlesex Road.

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Preview: RI Gov. Raimondo Will Address Coronavirus Pandemic During Press Conference TodayRhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is set to give a coronavirus update at 1 p.m.

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Coronavirus outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers' home takes focus of hearingThe Legislature to investigate the factors that contributed to the deadly outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, held its first hearing at Holyoke Community College on Tuesday.

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Pharmacy technician in Nashua pleaded guilty to stealing one suboxone strip per day for about a yearHUDSON, N.H. — A 40-year-old Hudson, N.H. woman who worked as a pharmacy technician in Nashua pleaded guilty to stealing one suboxone strip per day for about a year when she worked at the pharmacy, of giving an elderly customer the wrong medication so that she could sell their prescribed Oxycodone, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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Coronavirus vaccines to adults over 65, health care workers firstAdults over 65 will join frontline health care workers, residents with underlying medical conditions that increase their risks from COVID-19, and other essential workers as the first to qualify for COVID-19 vaccines in Massachusetts, the Baker administration said Tuesday.

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Review: Rebecca Dir. Ben Wheatley"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." And so begins Rebecca, no matter it's iteration.

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Boston Red Sox News: Christian Vazquez, Alex Cora, Marcell OzunaChristian Vázquez did a Facebook Live recently with former MLB infielder Carlos Baerga. That's newsworthy to me on its own to be honest but he also made some news by endorsing the return for Alex Cora.

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2 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Mass. PikeEastbound lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike were temporarily shut down in Newton following a 5-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning.

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Watch: Massachusetts man grows record-breaking 470.5-pound gourdOct. 21 - A Massachusetts man said a prize item from his garden could be headed for the Guinness Book of World Records after he grew a 470.5-pound bushel gourd.

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Dracut's lost Intervale School revealedRecently, I was reading the 1930 Dracut town report, and I came across something interesting: information on the Intervale School.

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Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: GuregianKansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct.

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CNN, AP are America's version of Baghdad BobIn one memorable news story, CNN national correspondent Omar Jimenez stood in front of a building going up in flames during a night of rioting and looting to report how the protests were “mostly peaceful.”.

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Mainstream media walks on eggshells around BidenJoe Biden is the most cosseted presidential candidate in memory. Hes run a minimalist campaign thats avoided the press as much as possible, while the press hasnt been braying f...

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Field hockey committee would not ban boysThere may have not have been any actual sport-specific rules proposals for the MIAA Field Hockey Committee to vote on during Tuesday morning’s meeting, but there were still two of great interest to the field hockey community.

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In praising George Kittle, Bill Belichick goads Rob GronkowskiAll criticism of Patriots coach Bill Belichick carries with it a disclaimer that acknowledges his incomparable eight rings.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick will show no mercy for Jimmy GaroppoloWhen the Patriots host the 49ers on Sunday, Bill Belichick will bury his affection for Garoppolo, and do his best to bury his former second-round pick, instead.

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A Tribute to the Best Clam Chowdah in Greater BostonI am not a native New Englander, but my love of clam chowder started at a very early age...

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Voters have the chance to cast their ballots for changeTheres been so much gloom and doom in the news  COVID-19 surges, new worries about having enough PPE and ICU beds, and a president playing fast and loose with the basic facts about the pandemic.

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Morning Skate: White flagAn interesting move by an Original 6 club.

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Lawmakers need to get federal funding to ease MBTA woesTimes like these call for Mike Capuano. The former Massachusetts congressman, who lost his seat to Ayanna Pressley, had a knack for squeezing transportation dollars out of Washington.

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Here's How the Mass. Coronavirus Risk Map Will Look Different WednesdayNew data on isolated outbreaks will show up when health officials release the state's latest coronavirus risk map Wednesday.

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Olaf the Snowman's story grows in Disney shortSnowman” is a spawn and expansion of Disney’s blockbuster “Frozen” storytelling. As Elsa in the 2013 original sings the anthem-like Oscar-nominated “Let It Go, ” she magically creates a lively snowman.

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Jalapenos add kick to pork roast glazeThe burn on the tongue is tempered a bit by the addition of sweet bell peppers, vinegar and sugar, but it is still wonderfully piquant.

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For great holiday fruitcake, start baking nowMy mother’s fruitcakes did not resemble in any way those dastardly and dreaded fruitcakes in gleaming, shiny tins that lined grocery store shelves right after Halloween.

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Pence to Campaign in New Hampshire with Less than Two Weeks to the ElectionVice President Mike Pence is returning to New England Wednesday for a campaign rally in New Hampshire after visiting Maine earlier this week.

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Massachusetts Audits Watertown, East Longmeadow Over Remote LearningState Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said he's concerned Watertown and East Longmeadow are not aligning their reopening models with public health metrics.

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Seaport, South Boston Restaurants Summoned for Emergency Coronavirus Safety MeetingRestaurants in the Seaport and South Boston are being called out for their failure to adhere to state coronavirus restrictions.

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Astellas Takes AIRM Opening New Regenerative Medicine Institute in MassachusettsAstellas Pharma formally opened its $120 million expanded Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine facility in Westborough, MA.

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Hundreds Protest Providence Moped Crash with Cop CruiserAt least 19 people were arrested during protests in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night following a crash between a police car and a moped that left a man in critical condition earlier this week.

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Humid Air, Warm Temps WednesdayAnother warm, mild and muggy day is on the way. Temperatures will reach the low 70s in most locations today and tomorrow.

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