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House to vote on virus bill; arbiter says wage hike a no-go

ALAN FRAM, AP February 26, 2021 | 12:45 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion…

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

ALAN FRAM, AP February 25, 2021 | 12:23 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion…

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When could the U.S. reach herd immunity? The answer is complicated.

Matthew Conlen and Charlie Smart, New York Times Service February 23, 2021 With the vaccine rollout underway and coronavirus cases…

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Poll: Gov. Baker as popular as ever despite vaccine rollout’s rocky start

Intense scrutiny over the vaccine rollout in Massachusetts has seemingly failed to make a dent in Gov. Charlie Baker’s sky-high…

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Mass COVID vaccination sites to open this week in Natick, Dartmouth

Two mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will open this week inside vacant storefronts that once housed retail giants: one opening Monday…

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Mass. reports 1,822 new COVID-19 cases, 53 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 1,822 Total confirmed cases: 538,328 Estimated active cases: 36,316 Newly reported deaths: 53 Total confirmed deaths: 15,462 Newly reported tests: 115,002 Total…

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NCAA OKs limited fan attendance at men’s, women’s tourneys

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA will allow a limited number of fans to attend all rounds of its men’s basketball…

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Two young women ‘dressed up as grannies’ to get vaccinated, health official says

The coronavirus vaccine is so coveted that two women in Florida went to extremes Wednesday to get inoculated: They dressed…

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Cuomo faces revolt as legislators move to strip him of pandemic powers

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic leaders of the New York state Senate are moving to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of…

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Mass. health officials confirm first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant

Massachusetts has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 variant that was originally identified in South Africa, health officials announced…

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Fauci is awarded $1 million prize in Israel, including for ‘speaking truth to power’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the veteran director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the public face of…

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Mass. reports 1,820 new COVID-19 cases, 60 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 1,820 Total confirmed cases: 529,255 Estimated active cases: 45,916 Newly reported deaths: 60 Total confirmed deaths: 15,176 Newly reported…

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Mass. reports 1,949 new COVID-19 cases, 65 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 1,949 Total confirmed cases: 527,435 Estimated active cases: 46,413 Newly reported deaths: 65 Total confirmed deaths: 15,116…

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‘Pretty enraged’: Cape Cod senator goes off on the Baker administration’s vaccine rollout

Cape Cod’s Barnstable County has the oldest population in Massachusetts; however, as the state prioritizes at-risk seniors in its COVID-19…

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Tell us about any positive impacts the pandemic has had on you

As we near the one-year mark of the coronavirus pandemic, too much comes to mind.  Death and unemployment rates have…

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CDC urges Americans to tighten or double up their masks

Federal health officials Wednesday urged Americans to keep their masks on and take steps to make them fit more snugly…

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Mass. reports 1,319 new COVID-19 cases, 68 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 1,319 Total confirmed cases: 519,125 Estimated active cases: 55,659 Newly reported deaths: 68 Total confirmed deaths: 14,821 Newly reported tests: 52,112 Total…

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Richard Neal expects COVID-19 relief bill to pass by ‘second or third week of March’

One way or another, Rep. Richard Neal says Congress is going to pass President Joe Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package.…

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Mass. reports 3,378 new COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 3,378 Total confirmed cases: 513,526 Estimated active cases: 58,768 Newly reported deaths: 59 Total confirmed deaths: 14,622…

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Officials plead: Don’t let Super Bowl become superspreader

HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and CURT ANDERSON, AP February 6, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs superfan Ty Rowton hugged strangers in the streets…

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