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Gov. Baker proposal seeks new steps to fight opioid addiction

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BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is urging lawmakers to approve further steps aimed at curbing the opioid addiction scourge that has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts in recent years. A legislative committee holds a hearing Tuesday on a bill filed by Baker. The Republican governor says it will help assure access to specialized treatment for people suffering from addiction. The legislation would authorize police officers and medical professionals to bring high-risk individuals to substance abuse treatment centers, even against their will, for up to 72 hours.
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Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet priorities

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Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct; Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk...
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Baker urges new U.S. attorney to go after opioids, not pot: On The Record

Baker urges new U.S. attorney to go after opioids, not pot: On The Record

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Gov. Charlie Baker said newly appointed U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling should be concerned on implementing laws to assist the fight against opioids.
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IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds - without pay

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers - nearly 60 percent of its workforce - from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay. Read more ...

AG nominee William Barr says Mueller probe must be allowed to finish

AG nominee William Barr says Mueller probe must be allowed to finish

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, says he would not interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation - and wouldn't be "bullied... Read more ...

Gillette's new ad receiving backlash for challenging toxic masculinity

Gillette's new ad receiving backlash for challenging toxic masculinity

The ad is asking men to hold other men accountable for their actions. Read more ...

Former MLB closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge, report says

Former MLB closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge, report says

John Wetteland was a three-time All-Star who won the 1996 World Series with the Yankees. Read more ...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as shutdown continues

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard have not been paid during the government shutdown. Read more ...

After catching 5 times as many migrants off the West Coast in 2018, Coast...

After catching 5 times as many migrants off the West Coast in 2018, Coast Guard crews are working without pay - and retirees may be next

The Coast Guard is the only military branch to work without pay during the government shutdown. If the shutdown continues, the service's 50,000 retirees will miss their... Read more ...

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

A violent, interactive Netflix movie did not have permission to use the children's book publisher trademarked phrase "choose your own Adventure." Read more ...

Parole hearing for man convicted in 1981 teen murder

Parole hearing for man convicted in 1981 teen murder

George MacNeill was originally sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 16 years old Read more ...

First trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is finally here

First trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is finally here

This doesn't make up for the heartbreak of "Infinity War," though. Read more ...

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Rachel Zegler recently went viral for some powerhouse vocals. Read more ...