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Learning Pods Will Help 20 Boston Students Gain 'Some Sense Of Normalcy' During PandemicA Boston city councilor and a group of educators have come up with the idea of a "learning pod" to help students with their studies.
I-Team: Lawmakers Question Decision To Disband Transit Police SWAT TeamA dozen lawmakers sent a letter to the Transit Police chief questioning the decision to disband the SWAT team.
Army Veteran Hits RMV Roadblock, Turns To I-Team’s Call For ActionThe RMV said John Finn's newly purchased vintage Jeep was stolen. He turned to the I-Team's Call for Action.
Are Library Books Safe? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus QuestionsDr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions.
Remote Learning Options Likely Won't Involve Local Teachers When Schools ReopenPlymouth, like every other district in the state, had to come with three options. It plans to have a contractor for remote learning.
3 Saugus Police Officers Stabbed, Suspect Charged With Attempted MurderA 43-year-old faces multiple charges including assault and battery on a police officer.
RI Police Seeking Two Men In Connection With Cruiser Arson, VandalismThe two men are believed to have information about what happened.
Survey: 315,000 Mass. Tenants Not Confident About Making August RentMore than 315,000 Massachusetts tenants have little to no confidence that they will be able to pay rent in August, according to survey.
Massachusetts Reports 162 New Coronavirus Cases, 32 Additional DeathsThe total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 111,533 while the total number of deaths is 8,470.
Salem's Family Court Closes After Coronavirus ExposureSalem's Essex Probate and Family Court is closed after someone at the court tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Birx: Boston And Others Seeing Coronavirus Uptick Need To 'Get On Top Of It'Task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx called out Boston as one of the cities of concern.
Mail-In Voting: Brookline Sends Some Residents The Wrong BallotThe town of Brookline has sent incorrect mail-in ballots to approximately 30 voters.

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Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mailboxesU.S. agriculture officials are warning residents not to plant or even touch the unsolicited seeds, which have now been found in all 50 states.
U.S. to withdraw 12,000 American troops from GermanyDefense Secretary Mark Esper said 5,600 troops would be redeployed to other NATO countries and 6,400 would return to the U.S.
Rome Opera has COVID-19 friendly opening night at ancient chariot racing siteAs early as 2,800 years ago, Romans would flock to the Circus Maximus to be entertained with chariot races. Now, the ancient site has been transformed into an outdoor venue for the Rome Opera House's summer season. Chris Livesay talks to soprano Rosa Feola about how Circus Maximus is the savior of Italian Opera.
Suspicious seeds sent from China found in Americans' mailboxes across several statesFederal authorities are on alert for suspicious foreign packages containing seeds, sent to dozens of Americans across the country. People in several states have claimed to receive unexpected deliveries from China containing the various unmarked seeds. The USDA has now put out a warning urging those who have received the packages not to open them.
U.S. charges ex-Twitter employees with spying for Saudi ArabiaFormerly facing 2 charges, the men now stand accused of 7 offenses related to alleged snooping on Twitter users critical of Saudi royals.
Europe grapples with coronavirus 2nd wave worriesAbout a month after travel restrictions were eased, COVID-19 cases are spiking in Spain and a few other places.