Couple give thanks for 4 kids adopted from E. Timor

Couple give thanks for 4 kids adopted from E. Timor

This Christmas gift was four years in the making for the Powell family.
Thomas and Irene Powell never thought they would be parents again in their late 50s, but the Maryland couple recently adopted four children they met while visiting … Read Full Story

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Man trying to find Cristiano Ronaldo to sue over underwear

Man trying to find Cristiano Ronaldo to sue over underwear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —A Rhode Island man is trying to sue Cristiano Ronaldo in a dispute over an underwear line, but he can’t get to the international soccer star.
Christopher Renzi sued the Real Madrid forward and a Danish underwear … Read Full Story

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Gillette Stadium to host U.S. National team on July 10

Gillette Stadium to host U.S. National team on July 10

 Game will be part of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Although the New England Revolution saw their season come to a disappointing end two weeks ago, when they fell 2-1 in the second over-time period to new MLS champion Los … Read Full Story

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Growth of fantasy sports spurs legal questions

Growth of fantasy sports spurs legal questions

It’s a billion-dollar industry that continues to grow, but is it gambling?

With an estimated 41.5 million players in the United States, fantasy sports are seemingly everywhere. The recent explosion of new variations of the games, however, raises questions for … Read Full Story

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Hudson High invited to UNESCO conference in Portugal

Hudson High invited to UNESCO conference in Portugal

HUDSON – For the fifth time in as many years, Hudson High School students and science teacher Peter Vacchina have been invited to represent America at the prestigious UNESCO science conference in Portugal this January.
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Baker set to take state’s top office

Baker set to take state’s top office

BOSTON (AP) – With a month to go before he’s sworn in as Massachusetts’ 72nd governor, Republican Charlie Baker is facing an array of challenges – from narrowing a stubborn racial achievement gap in the schools to assuming oversight of … Read Full Story

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Stateless immigrant desperate to leave US

Stateless immigrant desperate to leave US

SEATTLE (AP) – At a time when millions of immigrants want to stay in the United States, Yury Decyatnik just wants to leave, but can’t.

He has been under a final order of removal from the United States for over … Read Full Story

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Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office said Saturday.

Socrates, who was Portugal’s prime minister from 2005

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Charles Crowley, former Taunton mayor and city councilor, dies at 60

Charles Crowley, former Taunton mayor and city councilor, dies at 60

Charles Crowley, a former Taunton mayor and city councilor, died Thursday night in a Boston hospital after undergoing a triple-bypass heart surgery, according to Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.

Crowley was 60.

“Charlie personified what’s great about this community,” Hoye

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.

For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.  It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, … Read Full Story

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Battling through V.A.’s bureaucracy

Battling through  V.A.’s bureaucracy

Group helps veterans apply for V.A.  benefits

NEW BEDFORD — Larry Costa, a Vietnam-era veteran, says he has been “lost” trying to navigate the Veteran Administration’s maze of websites and veterans information centers in search of healthcare and other benefits.… Read Full Story

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Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win

Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win

FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Portugal beat Armenia 1-0 on Friday to stay one point behind Group I leader Denmark in the European Championship qualifiers.

Ronaldo struck from close range following a goalmouth scramble in

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Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce … Read Full Story

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Bay State soldiers key to U.S. effort in World War I

Bay State soldiers key to U.S. effort in World War I

Portuguese chaplain among those honored

The 26th Infantry, nicknamed the Yankee Division, was the first U.S. National Guard unit to arrive in Europe during the First World War.
The Yankees were comprised entirely of regiments from the New England states.… Read Full Story

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More Portuguese elders growing lonely

More Portuguese elders growing lonely

NEW BEDFORD — People can feel lonely as they get older, and not knowing English well only makes it much harder.
“We’re finding that our Portuguese elders are feeling isolated,” said Helena da Silva Hughes, executive director of the Immigrants’ … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira made a stunning debut in her first marathon on Sunday by ending third in the New York Marathon. She completed the course in 2 hours 25 minutes and 59 seconds, crossing the finishing line 52 seconds after … Read Full Story

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Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

SAO PAULO (AP) – Fans of one of Brazil’s most popular soccer clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols.

Corinthians said it is building its own cemetery, complete with a mock soccer field … Read Full Story

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In the footsteps of a great explorer

In the footsteps of a great explorer

Portuguese man travels around the world looking for inspiring stories, stops in Mass. and R.I.  stories

FALL RIVER — Carrying only a backpack and a camera, André Leonardo, a self-described doer and dreamer, is travelling the globe in pursuit of … Read Full Story

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