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Family Of Mass. CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

September 19, 2014
The casket of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty is carried into the Church of St. Eulalia in Winchester, Mass. in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

Warren, Markey Oppose Syrian Rebel Training

September 19, 2014

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey broke with the president and opposed the request, which was approved by the Senate late Thursday on a 78-22 vote.

Women Likely Hold Keys To Victory For Both Coakley And Baker

September 19, 2014
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Data shows that to win the gubernatorial race, both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker need the support of women, but they need it in different ways.

Commentary: Charlie Baker’s Choice For Lt. Governor

September 19, 2014
Karyn Polito, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, speaks to supporters during her primary election night rally earlier this month. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dan Payne: It’s not clear why Charlie Baker and his allies believe Karyn Polito, a onetime right-wing female lawmaker, would attract women voters to the GOP ticket when they could put a thoughtful, non-divisive woman in the governor’s office.

Commentary: Uh, Doesn’t Maura Healey Have An Opponent?

September 19, 2014

Todd Domke: News flash: Attorney general candidate and new Massachusetts political star Maura Healey has a Republican rival to defeat in November. His name is John Miller, and if elected, he would be the best-educated attorney general the state has seen in some years.

Voters In Scotland Reject Independence With Unprecedented Turnout

September 19, 2014
No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland early Friday. (Matt Dunham/AP)

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Official Primary Turnout Confirms: It Was Low

September 18, 2014

The primaries drew 726,028 voters to the polls, Secretary of State William Galvin’s office said.

Eastern Ukraine Recovers From Season Of Fighting

September 18, 2014

The residents of the Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine are trying to lead normal lives after enduring heavy fighting.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks US For Cash, Support

September 18, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gives a thumbs up sign as he is applauded by members of the U.S. Congress while addressing a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on September 18, 2014. Poroshenko is also scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama later in the day. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is visiting the United States to ask for support to takcle what he describes as Russian aggression.

As Scots Vote, Economists Around The World Are Watching

September 18, 2014
Yes and No supporters react to motorists passing the Church Hill Theatre polling place in Morningside on September 18, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. As Scots take to the polls in a historic vote, some economists are concerned an independent Scotland could disrupt the European economy.(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Some economists say an independent Scotland could dsrupt Europe’s economy.

Alabama Judge May Resign Amidst Abuse Charges

September 18, 2014

Alabama senators are calling for the resignation of a judge who is charged with beating his wife.

House Passes Bill To Arm Syrian Rebels; Prevent Shutdown

September 18, 2014

The vote comes after President Obama laid out a plan to fight the militant group known as the Islamic State.

Senate Tracker: A Close Race In Louisiana

September 18, 2014
Sen. Mary Landrieu (L) is in a dead heat with Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging her in a tight Senate race. (landrieu.senate.gov; cassidy.house.gov)

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu is fighting to keep her job against Republican challenger, Bill Cassidy.

Election Day In Scotland

September 18, 2014
Former Gordon Highlander, Jock Robertson, aged 81, who said "I have waited all my life for this vote" pauses at Peebles polling station after voting in the Scottish referendum on September 18, 2014 in Peebles, Scotland (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

After months of campaigning, Scottish voters take to the polls to decide whether to separate from the United Kingdom.

Most In Mass. Delegation Oppose Bill Arming Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014

Of Massachusetts’ nine-member delegation, only U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Richard Neal voted for the measure.

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