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8:42 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts

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Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress.

But they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.

That's according to a survey released Monday of 196 members of the National Association for Business Economics.

The survey, done from Jan. 21 to Feb. 13, gave some support to both sides in the U.S. government budget debate.

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New England News
8:24 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

NH could face $5 million in Pentagon civilian cuts

GROTON, Conn. (July 22, 2009) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Joseph Appold hugs his 1-year-old son Kameron upon the return of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) to Submarine Base New London. New Hampshire returned from her maiden deployment and was the first Virginia-class submarine to be deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility.
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BOSTON (AP) — The Pentagon says New Hampshire could be facing $5.8 million in Defense Department civilian payroll cuts if automatic government spending cuts kick in March 1.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if a budget deal isn't reached, he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers. They'd lose one day of work per week, or 20 percent of their pay, for up to 22 weeks, probably starting in late April.

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Arts & Culture
5:58 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

"Roadrunner" could become official Mass. rock song

Jonathan Richman, leader of rock group The Modern Lovers, performing in Barcelona in 2009.
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BOSTON (AP) — The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner," an iconic 1970s ode to the joys of driving along Route 128 when it's late at night, was unlike any song of its era.

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New York News
5:49 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

NY handgun licensees can file privacy form

January 15, 2013, Albany - Governor Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental health patients, and ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's licensed handgun owners can keep their information private using a new form from State Police.

The forms, available online, should be submitted at county offices where pistol owners registered.

They can exempt their information from the state Freedom of Information Law, which some newspapers have used to identify owners.

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Sports
5:44 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

Danica Patrick
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. 

It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.

Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.

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WAMC News
7:04 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Obama: Consensus for more checks for gun buyers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.

Last night Obama said that senators from both parties are working on legislation to prevent people from legally buying guns and then giving them to criminals.

He said police chiefs want lawmakers to ban "weapons of war" and magazines carrying large amounts of ammunition so law enforcement officers won't be outgunned.

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New York News
10:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

NY Cardinal Dolan: Electing pope all new to him

New York Cardinal Tim Dolan.
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says electing a new pope is all new to him since he's still learning what it means to be archbishop.

At a news conference Monday, Dolan quipped he was "still writing thank-you notes from when I was made a cardinal" last year.

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New England News
7:56 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Mass. governor to tour areas hard hit by blizzard

February 8, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick holds a media availability to discuss state preparations for and response to the upcoming storm and its potential impact on Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Headquarters in Framingham.
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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to tour some of the areas hit hardest by the weekend blizzard and meet with local officials.

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New York News
7:17 am
Mon February 11, 2013

All lanes of LIE reopened

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — All lanes of the Long Island Expressway are now open.

Authorities say both the eastbound and westbound lanes have reopened in time for the Monday morning commute.

The ramps off the expressway and other major Long Island roadways are still snow covered.

A steady light rain was falling early Monday.

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New England News
6:47 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Snow, wintry mix expected in N. new England

The NWS is forecasting snow, rain, and ice for New York's North Country and Northern New England starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013.
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As residents in northern New England dig out of the big snowstorm, they're anticipating headaches from the next storm, which is expected to bring a combination of snow and freezing rain.

The National Weather Service says more snow was expected Monday morning. It will gradually change to sleet, freezing rain and rain.

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