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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.

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The best photos from the 2019 Boston Marathon -- the 123rd running of the race that winds its way from the town of Hopkinton to downtown Boston.
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A juvenile was operating the drone that flew over Fenway Park during Thursday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, Boston police..
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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman in Boston, as we sit down with Noam Chomsky for a public conversation. I asked him about the arrest of..
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The average worker in Boston and New York can only comfortably afford a shoebox apartment, a new study finds
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it was investigating reports that a drone flew over Boston's Fenway Park during a baseball game, and the..
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it was investigating a report of a drone flying over Boston's Fenway Park during Thursday's baseball..
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Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray had open-heart triple bypass surgery just six months ago, but that's not stopping him from running his 47th consecutive..
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The airline plans to begin service between New York and Boston and London in 2021. Several airlines already offer flights on the route.
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A show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tracks gender-bending through a century of clothing that defied rigid rules of sexuality.
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Researchers are considering using the idea of porcupine quills to help patch up wounds with a new type of surgical staple inspired by the woodland creature on..
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Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book..
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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has..
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