Soccer

Win Or Go Home: U.S. Takes On Spain In Women's World Cup

The U.S. has shown few weaknesses in its march through the Women's World Cup in France. But now the competition gets harder and the stakes are higher in the knockout round of the monthlong tournament. The first U.S. test comes Monday against Spain in the round of 16 (kickoff is noon ET and broadcast on FS1 and Telemundo). The Spaniards have never been to a Women's World Cup before. In the group stage, they opened with a victory against South Africa, a defeat by Germany and a scoreless draw...

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Lawmakers and Advocates Want More Regulation Following Chemical Spill

Lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered on the banks of the Farmington River Friday, calling for state and federal action following a chemical spill at a private aircraft hanger, which contaminated the river.

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8 Political Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Debates

For millions of Americans, this week's debates will be their introduction to many of the almost two dozen Democrats running for president, vying for the chance to try to unseat President Trump next year. Twenty of the candidates will debate over two nights — Wednesday and Thursday — in Miami on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Some lesser-known candidates will be hoping for a boost, and those who are better-known have pressure on them to perform. Here are eight questions we have ahead of those...

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Mary Kay Place as the title role in Kent Jones's "Diane."
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The film "Diane," set in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is about the mundane and extremely generous measures a woman takes to help her friends and family. 

Physician assistants soon will be able to prescribe medical marijuana in New Hampshire.

Governor Chris Sununu has signed a bill expanding the list of providers who may prescribe the drug. Another bill that would allow medical marijuana users to grow their own plants awaits his signature.

The state won't be legalizing recreational use of marijuana any time soon; The House passed a bill legalizing recreational use in April, but the Senate later voted to delay action on it.

Democratic lawmakers are getting ready to take on child vaccination legislation in the next session, which won’t start until January or February.

In Hartford, Nancy Pelosi Promises To Fight, Not Impeach, Trump

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday promised an audience of 1,000 Connecticut Democrats an unwavering pursuit of what she called President Donald J. Trump’s wrongdoing as a candidate and president — but one geared to his defeat at the polls in 2020, not his impeachment in 2019. 

The entryway to the Iron Horse Music Hall at 20 Center Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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In our look back at news of the week, our panelists discuss the alleged labor law violations at venues owned by the Iron Horse Entertainment Group in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Western Mass. Nominee To Parole Board Claims Bias

A western Massachusetts nomination for the state's parole board is making headlines, and not in a good way.

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Immigration

Judge Halts Immigration Arrests At Massachusetts Courts

A judge has barred federal authorities from arresting people at Massachusetts courthouses for civil immigration violations while a lawsuit challenging the practice plays out. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani issued the decision Thursday in the lawsuit  brought against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in April by public defenders and two Massachusetts district attorneys. In her decision, Talwani ordered ICE to stop, civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending...

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Felipe Salles.
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Showing The World's Similarities: A Musical Interpretation Of Immigrant Stories

“The New Immigrant Experience” is the latest work by saxophonist Felipe Salles. It’s a multimedia project on a subject very much in the news.

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Casinos

'We Will No Longer Be The Back Door To The City Of Boston': Encore Casino Opens In Everett

After years of anticipation — and some turmoil — Encore Boston Harbor Casino opened in Everett Sunday. That anticipation was reflected by people waiting outside the $2.6 billion casino for hours ahead of its opening. The company behind the project, Wynn Resorts, faced several hurdles before the casino was allowed to open, including hearings about whether it was suitable to hold a license following allegations that company executives covered up allegations of misconduct against founder Steve...

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Marijuana

Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

It all started on a Tuesday night, when I came home from work to an unmistakable absence. My brown-and-white pit bull mix, Maizey, wasn't at the top of the stairs to greet me. Instead she was in her bed, shaky and confused. When I tried to get her up, she stumbled, nearly falling over while standing still. Walking to the vet, she leaped like a puppy chasing imaginary balls. Later, at the 24-hour veterinary clinic in San Francisco's Mission District, the staff ran some tests and determined...

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From legislation to legalization follow the local impacts of the cannabis industry.

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Descendants From 2 Sides Of Slave Photos Join Forces In Harvard Case

The descendants of slaves and the descendants of a man who tried to academically justify slavery are joining forces. In the 19th century, Harvard University professor Louis Agassiz commissioned photos of a slave named Renty and his daughter in an effort to illustrate the inferiority of blacks. Harvard still has those images. The descendants of Renty want them back. Thats why Tamara Lanier is suing Harvard. The Connecticut woman says the school profits from the pictures of her great-great...

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