Patrick touts progress in school achievement gaps

Governor Patrick cited recent MCAS results showing gains by African-American and Hispanic students.

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Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers shot the gunman who killed a soldier and stormed Canada’s seat of power on Wednesday.

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One of the potential suspects identified by the New Hampshire department may have been 600 miles away.

Tire-wrecking pothole disables nearly 50 cars in Sutton

The pothole on Route 146 disabled nearly 50 cars in the span of about five minutes early Thursday morning.

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara will be a free agent this offseason.

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Red Sox bullpen just needs one key piece

The Red Sox have a solid foundation for their bullpen in 2015, and can make it great with one crucial move.

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The dispute stems from kitchen cabinets McCarty ordered for a home that is under construction.

Researchers screened for artifacts in the Peruvian Andes.

Highest altitude settlements from ice age discovered

The human settlements date back to 12,400 years ago in the Peruvian Andes and sit more than 14,000 feet above sea level.

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A large crowd gathered in support of Harry Taylor, who allegedly punched two members of the football team.