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US confirms its first case of monkeypox in Massachusetts man
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US confirms its first case of monkeypox in Massachusetts man

The Massachusetts resident had travelled to Canada at the end of April to meet friends and returned in early May. He is currently in hospital, but in a good condition, officials said

From New York to Nevada, how US is bidding farewell to COVID-19 restrictions
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From New York to Nevada, how US is bidding farewell to COVID-19 restrictions

Seeing a drop in coronavirus infections and hospitalisations, several states, including Nevada, New York and Illinois have ended mask mandates for indoor settings

Several US states to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month, note 'great contribution' of Hinduism to America
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Several US states to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month, note 'great contribution' of Hinduism to America

The Hindu groups in America are now campaigning and striving hard for the formal declaration of 'Hindu Heritage Month' by the US government

Man fined $620 for using 36 kg of explosive in gender reveal party in UK
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Man fined $620 for using 36 kg of explosive in gender reveal party in UK

Anthony Spinelli of Kingston, New Hampshire, was fined the amount as a part of a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct

Long overdue books checked out in 1920s and 1930s returned to Massachusetts library
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Long overdue books checked out in 1920s and 1930s returned to Massachusetts library

Some of the returned books are currently on display at the West Branch of the library with a note explaining how the books made their way back decades after they were checked out.

Seven American businesses drop H1-B lawsuit against US Citizenship and Immigration Services
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Seven American businesses drop H1-B lawsuit against US Citizenship and Immigration Services

On behalf of the businesses, the American Immigration Council in March had filed a suit against the USCIS' arbitrary rejection of H-1B petitions filed after 1 October

The Souvenir Museum: Elizabeth McCracken's collection of short stories is a beautiful exploration of love, family ties
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The Souvenir Museum: Elizabeth McCracken's collection of short stories is a beautiful exploration of love, family ties

McCracken has delivered a lovely collection of stories loosely tied together by one theme — the bonds of family that fracture and heal as lives are led.

Shakespeare & Company to resume live, in-person performances with a production of King Lear
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Shakespeare & Company to resume live, in-person performances with a production of King Lear

King Lear, which will run from 2 July through 29 August, will also be the first production in The New Spruce Theatre, a new outdoor amphitheater under the towering spruce trees on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, the organization said in a statement this week.

US Election 2020 Massachusetts profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more
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US Election 2020 Massachusetts profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Hopkinton to Boston, absence of marathons being seen and acutely felt in the US
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Hopkinton to Boston, absence of marathons being seen and acutely felt in the US

Last month, as Americans began to isolate indoors and one sporting event after another was cancelled, the Boston Athletic Association sacrificed its spring start in the hopes of keeping its 124-year tradition alive.

Democratic candidates lack enthusiasm, says Donald Trump while addressing election rally in North Carolina
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Democratic candidates lack enthusiasm, says Donald Trump while addressing election rally in North Carolina

Donald Trump alleged that two Democratic presidential aspirants Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg by endorsing Biden had traded administration position

Democratic rivals jostle for advantage as coding issue causes delay in Iowa caucus results; Trump calls it 'unmitigated disaster'
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Democratic rivals jostle for advantage as coding issue causes delay in Iowa caucus results; Trump calls it 'unmitigated disaster'

The Iowa Democratic Party will begin to release results from Monday’s caucuses at 5 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, the party chairman, Troy Price, told the Democratic presidential campaigns in a conference call.

Research draws big question mark on whether to eat fruit or not, says excessive consumption causes liver to store more fat
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Research draws big question mark on whether to eat fruit or not, says excessive consumption causes liver to store more fat

Research weighs in eating fruit may not lead to a huge spike in your blood sugar levels but it could cause your liver to store more fat. As always, the idea is to balance your dietary intake as per your health and age.

Joe Biden defends record at third Democratic Debate in Houston, retains sizeable lead over Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
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Joe Biden defends record at third Democratic Debate in Houston, retains sizeable lead over Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren

The former US vice president survived another Democratic debate on Thursday largely unbloodied and unbowed, leaving those on the margins of the race for the party’s 2020 nomination.

2020 Democratic presidential contenders urge Congress to act on gun control after Texas and Ohio shootings
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2020 Democratic presidential contenders urge Congress to act on gun control after Texas and Ohio shootings

'We are going to make change. We are going to pass gun safety laws in this country', said US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

US Election 2020: Kamala Harris surges to second spot among 20 Democratic presidential aspirants after first debate
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US Election 2020: Kamala Harris surges to second spot among 20 Democratic presidential aspirants after first debate

A rising Democratic Party star and vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, if elected, would be the first woman and woman of colour to be the President of the United States.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren officially begins race for 2020 US presidential election despite row over Native-American ancestry
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Democrat Elizabeth Warren officially begins race for 2020 US presidential election despite row over Native-American ancestry

Democrat Elizabeth Warren officially kicked off her 2020 White House run on Saturday with a full-throated pledge to defend working Americans, unbowed by a row over her Native American ancestry that has threatened to nip her campaign in the bud.

12 Indian-Americans, including three women, to contest US Congressional elections on 6 November
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12 Indian-Americans, including three women, to contest US Congressional elections on 6 November

Along with Pramila Jayapal, three other Indian-Americans - Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois, Ro Khanna and Dr Ami Bera from California - are seeking re-elections in US Congressional elections

Series of gas explosions rocks three towns in Boston suburbs; one dead, 10 injured
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Series of gas explosions rocks three towns in Boston suburbs; one dead, 10 injured

Series of natural gas explosions killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins in three towns of north Boston — Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

'It looked like Armageddon:' Series of gas explosions near Boston leaves at least 10 injured, sets ablaze 39 homes
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Series of gas explosions near Boston leaves at least 10 injured, sets ablaze 39 homes

A series of gas explosions one official described as "Armageddon" left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighbourhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage.