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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Refugee Children: Humanitarian Challenge or Border Problem

Slowly, perhaps, political leaders around the United States are coming to understand the influx of more than 50,000 children from Central America as the humanitarian crisis which it is, as opposed to another sign of perennial border problems. “The influx...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C.

Paul Let No One’s Work Evade His Eyes

The case of the borrowed letters has gone well beyond the threat of a duel. A journalism professor at Baylor University in Texas says he’d flunk Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and report him to college authorities for honor-code violations...

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Cathey Park, from Cambridge, Mass., shows off her cast as she waits for President Barack Obama to speak at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law, on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Cathey Park, from Cambridge, Mass., shows off her cast as she waits for President Barack Obama to speak at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law, on Oct. 30, 2013.

Obama: Health Care ‘Worked’ for Romney — ‘Model for the Nation’

Updated at 4:27 pm EDT In historic Faneuil Hall — in the heart of “Red Sox Nation” — a baseball-capped Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick introduced president Barack Obama, there to promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “In this...

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Governor Deval Patrick in Boston.

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Governor Deval Patrick in Boston.

Patrick: Poll Good News for Booker, GOP ‘Harming’ Citizens

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat campaigning in New Jersey on behalf of U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker, has a knack for finding the bright side. Patrick, a two-term governor, said he’s encouraged by a poll released today by Quinnipiac...

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President Barack Obama with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as he steps off Air Force One at Boston's Logan Airport.

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President Barack Obama with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as he steps off Air Force One at Boston's Logan Airport.

Obama-Patrick: Allies on the Vineyard

Written with Annie Linskey President Barack Obama squeezed in a visit with a political ally while on vacation, dining with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during his week-long break on Martha’s Vineyard. The two ate dinner last night at State Road...

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This undated photo released by the Massachusetts Governor's office shows 
William "Mo" Cowan, right, former chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick.

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This undated photo released by the Massachusetts Governor's office shows William "Mo" Cowan, right, former chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick.

Senate: Two Black Members a First

William “Mo” Cowan, the choice of Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick for John Kerry’s Senate seat, is joining a chamber that will have two black members for the first time in its history. Cowan, a Democratic lawyer and Patrick’s former...

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Sen. John Kerry testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

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Sen. John Kerry testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 94

That’s how many votes Sen. John Kerry received yesterday as he was confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of state. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, received the same number of votes for confirmation as his predecessor, former Sen....

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at  the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Barney Frank Senate Petition Push Appears for Naught

A petition drive aimed at nudging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to  put the ever-fiesty Barney Frank temporarily into the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry’s confirmation as secretary of state ended up collecting close to 10,000 signatures — and won’t be submitted....

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