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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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Eating Grapes May Protect Your Skin From UV Damage

New study finds grapes increased resistance to sunburn and reduced markers of UV damage. A recent human study published in…

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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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AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration was nearing the end of an unprecedented string of executions, 70% of death…

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Brad Stevens believes NBA will find a way to have its All-Star game safely

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA is nearing an agreement to have its All-Star Game in Atlanta,…

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Bruins storm back from 3-goal deficit, top Capitals 5-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored his first two goals of the season before Craig Smith tied it, Brandon Carlo…

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Biden invites GOP lawmakers to White House virus relief talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has agreed to meet a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending…

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Mass. reports 3,957 new COVID-19 cases, 87 new deaths

Newly reported cases: 3,957 Total confirmed cases: 495,599 Estimated active cases: 72,965 Newly reported deaths: 87 Total confirmed deaths: 14,241…

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Mass. reports 624 new COVID-19 cases among students, 345 among school staff across the state

Massachusetts officials are reporting 624 new positive coronavirus cases among students and 345 new cases among staff at public school…

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AP sources: Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19

Pro Football Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining,…

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Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special…

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3 reasons why the Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine rollout has gone so slowly

Officials in Massachusetts are working to ramp up the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But so far, the state — known…

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Bipartisan group of lawmakers met with Biden officials to discuss stimulus

A bipartisan group of lawmakers met virtually with administration officials on Sunday to discuss vaccine distribution and elements of President…

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Mass. reports 4,330 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new deaths

View an interactive version of the state’s dashboard here. Get Boston.com’s e-mail alerts: Sign up and receive coronavirus news and breaking…

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These 222 Mass. communities are in the ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 risk

This week, 222 communities in Massachusetts are at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to data released by the state.…

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Mass. reports 541 new COVID-19 cases among students, 397 among school staff across the state

Massachusetts officials are reporting 541 new positive coronavirus cases among students and 397 new cases among staff at public school…

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Senate confirms Biden's 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats take control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, securing the majority for…

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James Spader's weekend trip to Mass. turned into a six-month quarantine

The star of Boston Legal ended up back in Massachusetts for a little longer than he anticipated last year. James Spader,…

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