Massachusetts

U.S. state in the United States

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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts' population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

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Aerial footage showed a dump truck through the upper level of parking garage in Quincy, Massachusetts, Wednesday. The weight of the truck is believed to have..
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Dana Pullman, feds say, paid for flowers and a romantic trip to Miami using the Massachusetts state police union's debit card.
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Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III is reportedly eyeing a primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey. Victoria McGrane, national political reporter..
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Boston Marathon bombing memorial completed in Massachusetts, palm pests spreading their lethal damage in Florida, and more
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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren released several more proposals on Friday aimed to address concerns specific to Indian County, including draft legislation from..
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You may recall Massachusetts District Court Judge Shelley Joseph from some stories earlier this year. Sheโ€™s the one who conspired with others in her court to..
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested in an interview Tuesday evening that she would seek the repeal of the 1994 crime billโ€”a historic though highly..
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In a reversal, a Massachusetts judge indicted for allowing an undocumented immigrant to evade ICEย will be able to keep her $181,328 annual salary.
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A family was on their boat last Friday when they spotted a shark. The sighting occurred approximately eight miles off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts
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The shark appeared eight miles off the coast of Provincetown
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