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Criminal Copyright Infringement

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to reproducing and distributing without permission millions of infringing digital copies of copyrighted works, including copies of popular songs and albums before they were commercially available. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Dana J. Boente of…
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Why you should not love that dirty water

Boston, MA via northeastern: Recent tests indi­cated that the Charles River con­tains high levels of blue-​​green algae, prompting health offi­cials to advise people to exer­cise cau­tion and refrain from coming in con­tact with the water. The blooms—which are common in the summer and recently forced Boston’s Jamaica Pond August 19, 2015…
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Unconstitutional Punishment to Jail Homeless

Washington, DC: The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest today arguing that making it a crime for people who are homeless to sleep in public places, when there is insufficient shelter space in a city, unconstitutionally punishes them for being homeless.  The statement of interest was filed in federal…
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Hail Hits Boston

Boston, MA: Hail falls during hot summer evening near the Pavement Coffeehouse on Gainsborough Street in Boston near 1:10 pm. Photo by Dan Kennedy / MediaNation. Share more:  Similar weather occurrences of hail were scene in the Vermont Mountains weeks before Hurricane Irene devastated  the State in 2011.
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New Coast Guard National Security Cutter Sails into Boston Harbor

The Coast Guard Cutter James is docked at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., June 5, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned ships in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega BOSTON — The…
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Up Wind, Up Stream. VT Strong Worries Feds Too Lax On Yankee Oversight

The state has challenged the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the decommissiong process at Vermont Yankee. Vermont's efforts could help pave the way for other states faced with shutting down aging nuclear plants. Photo / TOBY TALBOT AP The state of Vermont and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissiondon't always see eye to…
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HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WEST ROXBURY RESIDENTS

BOSTON - Friday, July 24, 2015 - The City of Boston has taken another step to protect the residents of West Roxbury in regards to the proposed West Roxbury Lateral Gas Pipeline. The City has filed an opposition to the actions taken by the Algonquin Gas Transmissions, LLC (Algonquin) in federal court…
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