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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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Abolishing 2nd Amendment Wouldn’t Stop Murders and Terrorists

Boston Herald July 26, 2015: Adriana Cohen: We need more measures than just gun control. It seems like every week we hear of another mass shooter taking innocent lives. If this is the new normal, how can anyone feel safe? Is more gun control the answer? Think again. Chicago has the strictest gun…
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Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already…
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How Communities can Prep for ‘The Big One’

Boston, MA. Northeastern: There are elements communities need to consider when preparing for such a catastrophic event, says professor Stephen Flynn, an expert in community and infrastructure resilience. Photo from iStock via Northeastern  The Pacific Northwest reportedly could be devastated by a major earthquake in the coming decades. But according…
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Gun-Firing Drone Appears Legal in Video, But FAA, Police Probe Further

CT: Video of a handgun fired from a hovering drone into a wooded area has been posted on YouTube — where it has gone viral — apparently by an 18-year-old Connecticut student whose father says his son created the drone for a college class. No one was harmed, nor has the…
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Groups Guard Recruiting Centers Following Chattanooga Shooting

US Strong: Jeff Roy of Ashburnham, Mass., is heavily armed as he stands guard outside the Armed Forces Career Center on West Street in Keene this morning. Roy is a member of the Patriot Mutual Assistance Group taking part in an operation run by the Oath Keepers of New Hampshire.…
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Ocean Acidification Intensifies

Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton. Study finds many species may die out and others may migrate significantly as ocean acidification intensifies. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office July 20, 2015. Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the world, storing dissolved carbon for hundreds…
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CSIS, Lawmakers Launch Cyber Task Force for Next President

The next president won't take office for another 18 months, but there is already a task force to advise him or her on the critical job of improving the nation's cybersecurity. The Center for Strategic and International Studies' panel, comprising technical experts on each coast, plans to issue recommendations for…
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Should Faneuil Hall Marketplace Become a Draw for Locals?

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, drawing in close to 20 million individuals each year. That fact is hardly lost on Bostonians who consider the marketplace as the ultimate tourist trap, a place where one goes to see a concentration of fanny packs,…
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