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Gamblers placed bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, one of a handful of states that have allowed sports betting.

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No, you can’t bet on the Patriots in New England yet

US sports betting is expanding following a Supreme Court decision, but Massachusetts and other states are still debating it.

// Obama denounces Trump-style politics, urges voters to turn out at the polls

Ending months of self-imposed restraint, former president Barack Obama delivered a blistering critique of President Trump and Republican politics Friday, one that prompted a backhanded dismissal by the man who now occupies the Oval Office.

// In Portland, panhandlers hired for public work

Portland panhandlers clean parks, beautify public gardens, and even place flags at the graves of veterans in exchange for a small paycheck and a possible path to better, lasting employment.

// Driver who allegedly ran over Cambridge woman called 911, drove away, prosecutors say

Ashley A. Monturio, 41, was arraigned Friday for allegedly driving over Romelia Gallardo in a Cambridge parking lot, calling 911, and then fleeing the scene.


// N.H. woman beats the odds in arm wrestling

What happened one day at the Cornish Fair has led a 53-year-old New Hampshire native around the world and to the top of the arm-wrestling world.