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A man wearing a mask leaves a gift shop on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Could these be the good old days? Futurists and others say people may actually look back at 2020 with nostalgia if the coronavirus pandemic lingers and health and economic concerns worsen. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)

A troubling pandemic thought: Are THESE the good old days?

Jul. 25, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

HOPE VALLEY, R.I. (AP) — News articles don’t carry Hollywood-style viewer ratings or trigger warnings. Maybe this one should. But consider this: What if THESE are the good old days? Depressing as that might seem after the coronavirus pandemic has claimed well over 630,000 lives worldwide, cost tens...

People gather for a protest outside the Statehouse, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Boston, on a day when thousands across the country planned to walked off the job to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Workers rally against racism and economic inequality

Jul. 20, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Labor union groups rallied Monday in front of the Massachusetts State House as part of a national day of action meant to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that they say has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Health care workers, janitors and other essential workers were...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, with the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

New England colleagues react to death of US Rep. John Lewis

Jul. 18, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Congressional members around New England are reacting to the death of their colleague, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, of Georgia, a civil rights icon who died Friday at age 80. Here are some of their written statements: ___ CONNECTICUT Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Connecticut: “John Lewis’s moral center never...

Evelinda Villegas receives a COVID-19 test at the Whittier Street Health Center's mobile test site, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Boston's Dorchester section. The health center has administered free COVID-19 tests to over 5,000 people. The tests, administered since April 13, have been a popular service in Boston's low-income communities that have experienced high rates of infection. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

28 COVID-19 deaths reported; no Swan Boat rides this summer

Jul. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts reported 28 confirmed and probable COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,368 in the state. There were 217 newly confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'

Jul. 14, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that “none of us lie” to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump had retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, “we have to get the virus under...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Jul. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November. The U.S. has become a cautionary...

Kennedy, Markey working to get back out on campaign trail

Jul. 9, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III took to the campaign trail Thursday to press for a post-COVID-19 recovery package. The proposal calls for a large-scale public works and federal hiring program that Kennedy said would help the country fight the spread of the coronavirus while also addressing...

Memo signed to approve replacing Bourne and Sagamore bridges

Jul. 7, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The daunting effort to replace the aging Bourne and Sagamore bridges connecting Cape Cod to the rest of the state took another step forward Tuesday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation....

Lee Beard, left, and Mar, no last name given, paint the phrase Black Lives Matter on Washington Street, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Street mural painted after demonstrators demand justice

Jul. 5, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Volunteers using yellow paint began filling in a Black Lives Matter street mural on Sunday, a day after hundreds of people used the Fourth of July holiday to call for justice on behalf of Black victims of police violence. Demonstrators carried signs saying "Defund The Police" and “Say...

Sen. Markey, Rep. Kennedy both report $1.9M fundraising haul

Jul. 1, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $1.9 million in the past three months, ending the quarter with about $4.8 million in cash left in his campaign account, campaign manager John Walsh said Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Markey's Democratic primary challenger, also...