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Friday night's rainfall in Washington, D.C., has elevated 2018 to the wettest year on record for the nation's capital, and the rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend.

The National Weather Service announced the rainfall record was surpassed at 6:26 a.m. on Saturday. So far, 61.34 inches of rain have fallen in Washington this year, breaking a record set in 1889 of 61.33 inches.

An additional inch or so of rain may fall through Sunday, pushing the tally even higher.

City Hall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Hundreds of jobs are coming to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, while an affordable housing crisis continues throughout Berkshire County.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, will continue discussion next week on whether to approve a pay raise of more than 50 percent for its members. 

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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It was a contentious week between the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Mayor Domenic Sarno, as they disagreed on three separate issues. 

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. 

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