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White House counsel Don McGahn is resigning this autumn after a tumultuous stretch as President Trump's in-house lawyer.

Trump announced the departure on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

One likely candidate to replace McGahn is Emmet Flood, who joined the president's legal team in May to focus on the Justice Department's Russia investigation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday morning that Trump likes McGahn and that they have a "good relationship. There's not really a lot to add here."

People flagged for possible impaired driving undergo field sobriety tests at a Massachusetts State Police sobriety roadblock in Leominster in 2015. This driver was found not to be under the influence.
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Massachusetts lawmakers are holding a hearing Tuesday on a bill to make it easier for those accused of driving drunk to get back behind the wheel on a restricted basis.

The starting gate at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Massachusetts, in 2004.
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Simulcast wagering on horse and dog races resumed Thursday afternoon and live horse races scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be run as planned. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Hopeful About SCOTUS Fight

Aug 1, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
U.S. Court of Appeals / Creative Commons

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has acknowledged that Democrats face an uphill battle opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but said they've won similar fights in the past.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signs the fiscal 2019 budget in his office alongside Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Administration and Finance Secretary Mike Heffernan.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill that would repeal a series of antiquated state laws, including an abortion ban with roots dating to 1845. 

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