Lawmaker proposes study of NY splitting into 2 states

In New York state government news, the topic of splitting the state into separate upstate and downstate entities has popped up again at the Capitol
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'Roma' producer could make history at the Oscars

'Roma' producer Gabriela Rodriguez could make history as the first Latino woman to win a best picture trophy at the Oscars
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Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail
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Car collision kills married couple, teen; 2 others injured

Authorities on Long Island say three people were killed and two people injured when a driver in a stolen vehicle crashed into another car
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Bill to conform Virginia's tax code fails in House

Emergency legislation designed to confirm Virginia's tax code with new federal tax law has failed in the House of Delegates
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Man arrested in connection with Boston fatal shooting

Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in Boston
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Legislature expected to act on anti-offshore drilling bills

Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature are planning to act on bills that would prohibit New York from authorizing certain offshore oil and gas p
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Ex-con, kennel owner joins wife in facing bestiality charges

A former kennel owner in Virginia has joined his wife in being indicted on charges of bestiality and animal cruelty
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4th person charged in July fatal shooting in Boston

Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Boston man in July
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Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia's House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party g
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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one prominent family is getting a lot of the scrutiny
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Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s
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Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s
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Massachusetts' 1st black woman DA to speak at Roger Williams

Massachusetts' first woman of color to serve as a district attorney will deliver a speech at Roger Williams University to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Security guard fired for leaving gun in high school bathroom

New York school district fires high school security guard who they say left an unloaded gun in a restroom at the school
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Massachusetts inching closer to licensing 'cannabis cafes'

Massachusetts is inching closer to licensing so-called "cannabis cafes" where individuals could smoke the drug in a communal setting _ while also allowing for t
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Armed man fatally shot by Long Island police

Authorities say an armed and suicidal man who had barricaded himself inside a home on Long Island has been shot and killed by police
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Prosecutor: NY woman poured antifreeze into husband's drinks

A prosecutor alleges that a woman tried to kill her estranged husband by pouring antifreeze into his beverages inside his Long Island home
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Rachael Rollins sworn in as Suffolk County district attorney

A former U.S. attorney who ran on a platform of criminal justice reform has taken the helm as the new top prosecutor in Boston and nearby communities
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Police respond to report of stabbing at Boston courthouse

Authorities say one man was taken to the hospital after getting stabbed inside a Boston courthouse
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New crop of reform-minded prosecutors ready to take office

At least eight reform-minded prosecutors will take office in cities around the country next month
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Boston's new top prosecutor to be sworn in

The new top prosecutor for Boston and nearby communities is ready to take over
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Police arrest man after 2 others shot, stabbed in Revere

A man has been shot and another man stabbed in an altercation north of Boston.
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Man shot, another stabbed in altercation

A man has been shot and another man stabbed in an altercation north of Boston.
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