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Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born...
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and...
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Massachusetts university say they will install cameras and step up security following a series of racist incidents on campus. The Republican reports Westfield State University held a mandatory meeting Thursday for all students living in Scanlon Hall after a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He was the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of...
BOSTON (AP) — The new boss of Massachusetts State Police says her office will investigate revisions made to a police report about a judge’s daughter. The agency announced the investigation Thursday. It comes nearly a week after Col. Richard McKeon abruptly retired amid accusations that he...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in a busy Cambridge neighborhood. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office says a man in his 20s was shot in the abdomen the area of Tremont Street and Hampshire Street at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He was...
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Ramirez has written more than 20 novels, including “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two alleged gangsters have pleaded guilty to running a gambling and loan-sharking ring out of two Massachusetts bars. The Republican reports 66-year-old Rex Cunningham and 60-year-old Brian Hoyle pleaded guilty to illegal gambling, money-laundering and loan-sharking...

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