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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime...
BOSTON (AP) — Proposals to set new guidelines on the use of solitary confinement in Massachusetts jails and prison are coming before a legislative committee. Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts contends the state has some of the nation’s harshest policies, allowing inmates to be placed in...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fewer of North America’s Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says. Atlantic salmon were once abundant in the rivers of New England and Atlantic Canada, but they...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though construction is in high demand in Texas’ booming capital city, Oscar Martinez’s drywall company is suddenly struggling. One-third of the approximately 20 employees Martinez uses to build new homes and commercial spaces have recently fled the state, spooked by a...
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Black victims of discrimination had to wait decades for a Detroit enclave to replace homes that were demolished in the 1950s and ‘60s in the name of urban renewal. Now, only a few years after many finally got keys to their new homes, dozens of Hamtramck residents are back...
DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — What is shaping up as the most expensive House race in U.S. history is down to its final days in Georgia. Republican Karen Handel, Democrat Jon Ossoff and their outside backers are trying any arguments that will coax any stray voters to the polls for Tuesday’s special...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world’s most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media. Harvard...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox bling took the mound this weekend at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The prestigious museum is displaying former Sox slugger David Ortiz’s World Series championship rings in a Father’s Day exhibition dubbed “David Ortiz: King of the Diamond.” Visitors will get a chance to...
BOSTON (AP) — Retailers want state legislators to bring back the sales tax holiday. But there’s no guarantee of that happening. Several bills before a legislative committee on Tuesday would revive the tradition of suspending the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax for one weekend in summer. Popular...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials are exploring the potential impacts of so-called “safe injection sites” where drug addicts can use heroin under medical supervision. The City Council has called a Monday hearing in City Hall. It comes as the Massachusetts Medical Society is urging state officials...

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