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Enfield and Longmeadow police are investigating a double fatal accident on Rte. 5 at the state line. Witnesses say a pickup truck being pursued by police sped through an intersection and struck a mail carrier's truck.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

Authorities have released the names of two men who died a in a violent crash involving a pickup and a mail delivery truck on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border following a police chase. 

The University of New Hampshire is renewing a long-term contract with a China-based group that’s raised concerns among U.S. intelligence agencies. Confucius Institutes, which partner with colleges and universities around the globe, have been accused of serving as propaganda outlets of the Chinese government. 

U.S. Special Forces Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Courtesy U.S. Army Special Operations Command

Updated 3:26 p.m.

A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier from Chicopee, Massachusetts, was killed in combat while serving in Afghanistan.

Mass. U.S. Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Aug 23, 2019

Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is ending his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

“Though this campaign is not ending the way we hoped, I am leaving this race knowing that we raised issues that are vitally important to the American people and our future,” the Marine veteran and 6th District congressman said at a Democratic National Committee meeting Friday afternoon.

New Haven police Capt. Anthony Duff, who was hit multiple times while responding to a shooting incident last week, was discharged from hospital Thursday morning.