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13 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawmakers back 2-day sales tax 'holiday' in August

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts appears on track for another sales tax holiday. The House on Wednesday voted 136-20 to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items during the weekend of Aug. 15-16. The measure now goes to the Senate, where approval is also expected. Gov. Charlie Baker has indicated his willingness to sign the bill if it ...

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53 MINS AGO - NPR

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After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, about cities' reluctance to host the Olympics.

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57 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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2017 trial set for 2 men accused in plot to kill blogger

BOSTON (AP) — A 2017 trial date is scheduled for two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims.

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37 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawmakers move to restore budget items vetoed by Baker

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers began a series of override votes Wednesday aimed at restoring nearly $100 million in spending vetoed from the state budget by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, including funds for full-day kindergarten programs and the University of Massachusetts system. Baker used his line-item veto power to shave $162 million from the more than $38 billion budget for the ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Boston Globe

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Did Boston just make an Olympic bid harder for Los Angeles?

The most contentious issue, the one that ultimately spelled the death of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, was the requirement that host cities agree to pick up any Olympic costs the private sector cannot.

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