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The MGM Springfield casino ahead of its August 24, 2018, opening date.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Updated 5:20 p.m.

Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open. 

The UMass Amherst campus in 2016.
Suzanne Kreiter / The Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

A longtime employee of the University of Massachusetts Amherst said plainclothes officers came to his office to question him after someone called police to report an "agitated black male" on campus.

Brett Kavanaugh.
Courtesy NPR

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Watch live here.

A polling place in western Massachusetts.
Karen Brown / NEPR

Primary election day is over in Massachusetts. Here are the results focusing on the western part of the state, from The Associated Press.

Aretha Franklin preforms at the Lincoln Memorial for President Clinton's inaugural gala on January 17, 1993.
Mark Reinstein / Corbis / Getty Images

Detroit is celebrating the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31. Watch it live here.

A scene at Thursday's "preview party" at MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Updated 4:45 p.m.

The first resort casino in Massachusetts opened Friday, a $960 million complex in downtown Springfield with expansive Las Vegas-style gambling and entertainment options.

A polling place in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the state's primary election on September 4.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling sits down with members of the media in his office on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

A Cambridge, Massachusetts, man has been charged with offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer. 

Evacuees from Puerto Rico gather in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, facing a housing crisis.
Greg Saulmon / The Republican / MassLive.com/photos

A Massachusetts federal judge has granted a reprieve for refugees from Puerto Rico staying in local hotels since Hurricane Maria last year. 

Gavel.
Joe Gratz / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/joegratz

Six states, including Massachusetts, along with New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds.

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