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Kyrsten Sinema is torpedoing Democrats' plans to roll back the Trump tax law, forcing a last-ditch scramble for alternatives

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Sinema's opposition to rolling back swaths of the Trump tax law is prompting a scramble for alternatives among Democrats. Other options include stepping up IRS enforcement and tightening international tax rules. Democrats have little room for error and its unclear which tax proposals could get Sinema's support. Opposition from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to lifting tax rates on individuals and lar...
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Few Coronavirus Cases Tied to Big E Fair, So Far

Health officials say the Big E fair in Massachusetts drew nearly 1.5 million visitors over 17 days, yet only 100 confirmed coronavirus cases have so far been connected to the event.
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Head of Illegal Pot Delivery Company Sentenced to 4 Years

The owner of an unlicensed marijuana delivery service in Massachusetts that reaped millions of dollars in revenue from 2015 until 2018 has been sentenced to four years in prison.
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Massachusetts Man Faces Unemployment, Mortgage Fraud Charges

A Massachusetts man has been charged with illegally obtaining pandemic-related unemployment benefits and fraudulently obtaining a mortgage.
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Marr elected president of The Associated Subcontractors of MA

Shown are: Massachusetts senator Walter Timilty (right), alongside ASM’s outgoi...
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Supreme Court refuses to stop vaccine mandates for health workers in Maine - the first time it weighed in on a statewide mandate

Anna Efetova/Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an emergency appeal of vaccine requirements for Maine health care workers. The high court has previously rejected a challenge to a vaccine mandate for New York City teachers. Vaccine mandates have been challenged across the country over the pandemic. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a state-imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine that's expected to take effect next week. The...
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40 members of Congress have violated a law designed to stop insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest

Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider and other media have identified numerous US lawmakers not complying with the federal STOCK Act. Their excuses range from oversights, to clerical errors, to inattentive accountants. Ethics watchdogs - and even some in Congress - want to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider and several other news organizations have this year identified 40 members of Congress who've failed to properly report ...
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Woman Convicted of 1990 Killing Seeks Her Release

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman who has spent 30 years in prison since being convicted of killing her boyfriend says her client was convicted based on “racist and sexist stereotypes.”.
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment?

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Owner of Massachusetts Convenience Store Killed

The owner of a Massachusetts convenience store found by a customer on the floor of his business with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest has died.
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Workers Denied COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions Sue Hospital

Several employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation in violation of federal law when their requests for medical or religious exemptions from the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate were denied.
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Half of nurses said they're thinking of quitting the profession within 2 years in a survey. Higher pay and better staffing could convince them to stay.

Healthcare staff say they're feeling burned out and emotionally exhausted after working during the pandemic. Mario Tama/Getty Images Half of nurses said in a survey they were considering leaving the profession. More than 90% said a shortage of nurses had made their job worse. Many said that better pay could convince them to stay. About half of US nurses said they may leave the profession within the next two years in a new survey.In the survey of 250 nurses by ShiftMed, an on-demand sta...
Tags: Massachusetts, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Houston Methodist Hospital, Bureau of Labor Statistics This, Mario Tama Getty, Allana Akhtar, Northwell Health New York, Grace Dean, TaraVista Behavioral Health Center


History’s Mysteries: Spalding Golf’s Final Countdown

Welcome back to the latest installment of History’s Mysteries. MyGolfSpy is jumping into the DeLorean and taking a 1.21 jiggawatt-fueled look at the long life and quick death of Spalding Golf. Titleist has been the Ball King for so long, it’s hard to remember a time when it wasn’t. Turns out it was just 20 years ago. Throughout the 90s and into the early 2000s, Spalding and Titleist were running neck and neck in golf ball production. Spalding spent over 125 years as a sporting goods giant. As th...
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A Washington State Police trooper said Gov. 'Jay Inslee can kiss my ass' after being fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Elaine Thompson-Pool/Getty Images In August, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a vaccine mandate for state employees. Inslee said employees had to be fully vaccinated by October 18 or they would be fired. A state trooper said, "Jay Inslee can kiss my ass," after he was fired for refusing the vaccine. A Washington State police trooper who was fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 said Gov. "Jay Inslee can kiss my ass" in his parting message o...
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Woman Who Went to Summer Camp for 8 Decades Dies, Age 96

Alice Erickson, a Massachusetts woman who for eight decades went to a YMCA-owned summer camp on an island in New Hampshire, has died.
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Massachusetts Gas Prices at Highest Level in 7 Years

Gas prices in Massachusetts have surged to their highest level in seven years.
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About 1,600 State Workers Miss Vaccine Deadline, Face Firing

Nearly 1,600 Massachusetts state employees had not proven they are vaccinated against the coronavirus or had sought a vaccine exemption by Sunday’s deadline.
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Reciprocal Sanction

The Rhode Island Supreme Court imposed reciprocal discipline of a censure based on a like Massachusetts sanction From September 2016 to January 2020, respondent was in-house litigation counsel to a medical company. In December 2017, one of that client’s wholly... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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New Salem Witch Trials exhibit re-examines the meaning of "witch"

The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming is a new exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts that aims to re-examine and re-contextualize the whole idea of "witches". From the website: More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials, the personal tragedies and grievous wrongs that occurred still provoke reflection as we continue to reckon with the experiences of those involved. — Read the rest
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New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher

(CNN/CBS13) — A soon-to-be-implemented animal welfare law in California is throwing another wrinkle into the pork industry, which has seen products grow more expensive due in part to the supply chain issues and inflationary pressures spurred by the pandemic. The voter-approved measure taking effect on January 1 requires pork products sold within the state to adhere to standards that mother pigs are given at least 24 square feet of space each and kept out of gestation crates — 7-by-2-foot stalls ...
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Some Hospitals Delay Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Hundreds of health care workers in Massachusetts have received COVID-19 vaccines in recent days to meet requirements.
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Instagram spends the majority of its $390 global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
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Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


States spent at least $89 million on COVID-19 vaccine lotteries. None of them worked, new research suggests.

Heidi Russell, of Aurora, Colorado, was the fifth and final $1 million winner in the state's vaccine lottery. David Zalubowski/AP States' vaccine lotteries did not raise COVID-19 vaccination rates, new research suggests. The tens of millions of dollars spent on those lotteries were not a good use of funds, economists say. The finding could inform plans for future public-health emergencies. In the spring, when Ohio announced it was holding a $1 million lottery to encourage residents...
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Elizabeth Warren calls Amazon a 'monster that has to be fed every minute' as she pushes to break up the company

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on September 28, 2021. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Amazon in a recent CNN interview, renewing her calls to break it up. The lawmaker accused the company of "smashing little businesses before they ever get a foothold." She cited a Reuters report that revealed Amazon used third-party sellers' data to copy products. Sen. Elizabeth Warren castigated Amazon in a recent C...
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?

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Bakery Agrees to Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit

A Massachusetts bakery has agreed to pay up to $95,000 in penalties and restitution to settle allegations that an employee was repeatedly exposed to racial slurs in the workplace.
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Cummings Properties leases 24,000 s/f to Absorption Systems

Woburn, MA Absorption Systems, a Pharmaron Company, has expanded its Massachusetts operation with a 24,000 s/f lease at...
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226,000 Massachusetts Residents Have Received Booster Shots

The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 1,500 on Thursday, while the number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 14.
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Woman Burned By Hot Coffee Sues Dunkin’ Store Owner, Says ‘Cruel’ Employees Mocked Her

BROCKTON, Mass. (CBS Boston) — A woman burned by “scalding” hot coffee at a Massachusetts Dunkin’ location is suing the local owner of the store and two employees who allegedly mocked her injuries. Angela Barbosa filed the lawsuit in Plymouth Superior Court earlier in October. She said she was in the passenger’s seat of her sister’s car in June of 2020 when they pulled up to the Dunkin’ drive-thru at night and ordered three hot coffees. She claims an employee handed her sister coffee cups that w...
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