In wake of shooting video, Chicago police chief fired

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired the city’s police chief.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired the city’s police chief after a public outcry over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case.

Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, is a Chicago native.

Deval Patrick to advise task force on Chicago police

The former Mass. governor will be part of a task force reviewing the police in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting.

ISIS tied to dozens of US crimes, 3 cases in Mass.

So far this year, 56 people have been charged in the United States with crimes related to the Islamic State group, a study found.

// Fund-raisers took large chunk of charity money in 2014, report finds

Only about 60 percent of the money contributed to professional solicitors in 2014 went to the charity people had selected.

Students at Harvard Law are asking the school to change its seal.

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Harvard Law to examine use of crest tied to slavery

The decision comes after an outcry from students about the logo, which was drawn from a slaveholding family’s crest.

// Two teens face charges in murder of cab driver

Donald Depina, a US Army veteran, was shot to death this weekend while driving a taxi in New Bedford.

// Defense focuses on mental illness in Philip Chism trial

Chism’s maternal grandmother and aunt both were diagnosed with mental illness during their lives, his grandfather testified.

// Bomb caused explosion near Istanbul subway station, official says

The bomb on a highway overpass near a subway station wounded five people.

President Obama spoke during a press conference in Paris on Tuesday.


Obama defends climate talks in midst of Syrian war

“This one trend, climate change, affects all trends,” President Obama said in Paris.

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Hippies knew something we don’t about saving the planet

Fear is motivating us to fix climate change, but love is even more sustainable.

On Monday, 13 female Democratic US senators came together at a Capitol Hill hotel for Hillary Clinton.

Senate Democratic women rally for Clinton, but no sign of Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate, though she did sign a 2013 letter urging Hillary Clinton to run.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Ga., on Monday.

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Is Donald Trump inevitable?

Trump first rocketed to the top of the Republican primary polls four months ago, and he still hasn’t come down.

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Loss can be a learning experience for Patriots, Bill Belichick

“Every game is an opportunity, every game is an experience, so whatever that game brings, it brings,” Belichick said Tuesday.

// Patriots’ Jamie Collins plans to play Sunday

The linebacker has missed four games because of an undisclosed illness, but returned to practice last week.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts in the second inning against the New York Mets in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Is Zack Greinke or David Price the ace Red Sox need?

Pitching is on the mind of Red Sox fans this offseason, as is the Hanley Ramirez experiment at first base.

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How wines get their complex flavors

The ability to distinguish individual flavors in wine, with precise detail, has become all the rage among connoisseurs.

// Massachusetts is a land of big spenders

The US Commerce Department for the first time on Monday released data on consumer spending by state.


// Ben Affleck is unmasked in ‘Batman v Superman’ clip

Warner Bros. has released footage that shows Superman (Henry Cavill) unmasking Batman (Affleck).

// ‘Spotlight’ tops Gotham Independent Film Awards

“Spotlight” won best feature at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, landing the first of what could be a string of awards.


// New approach to reducing HIV infections shows promise

A study found that drugs taken daily to prevent HIV infection can be taken “on demand” and still be effective, at least for some.

// New Bedford native convicted in Filipino transgender killing

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine lance corporal, was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

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// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

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