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Wynn eyes sale of Encore casino

The chief executives of casino giants Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts are discussing a possible sale of Wynn’s nearly finished casino and hotel complex in Everett, Encore Boston Harbor, to MGM.

Lawrence mayor calls out Seth Moulton, DNC as Democratic field grows

Although there were fewer anti-Semitic incidents reported last year compared to 2017, the numbers remain high and assaults against Jews are on the rise.

The income inequality problem Massachusetts ignores

People in rural counties and on much of the Cape shouldn’t be afterthoughts on Beacon Hill.

Beacon Hill lawmakers drag their feet on sports betting

As a result of the inaction, the state will likely leave millions in revenue on the table.

Tracker: Who’s running for president in 2020?

The 2020 presidential election is still a ways off, but you’re forgiven if you feel like campaign season is already upon us. Track the candidates here.

Abortion in America

Seizing an opportunity, conservative lawmakers push abortion bans to test Roe

Seizing their best opportunity in decades to sharply restrict abortion nationwide, lawmakers in seven states have voted for sweeping prohibitions this year.

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Trump delays imposing auto tariffs on auto imports and parts

President Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes.

Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to pass law enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion rights

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called on Congress to pass a law guaranteeing abortion access outlined in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

President Trump said that he hopes the US is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

The latest effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the nation’s green card system.

Roe v. Wade is being targeted by restrictive abortion laws. Here’s a refresher on the landmark court decision

What rights does Roe v. Wade specifically protect, and what is the constitutional backing for the right to an abortion?

Watch live video: President Trump announces new immigration plan

The latest effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, focuses on border security and rethinking the current green card system.

So you want to run for president . . .

Are you a natural-born US citizen? Are you 35? Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. Here are the steps to follow to become a candidate for commander in chief.

Democrats start marathon session reading Mueller report aloud

Live, from a tiny parlor in the Capitol, House Democrats are reading aloud nearly 400 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.