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Ex-Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson to visit State House to highlight non-disclosure agreements

BOSTON (AP) — The former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of then-Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is scheduled to visit the Massachusetts State House to highlight the continued use of non-disclosure agreements.

Biden and Sanders break away from the pack of Democratic candidates, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds

Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., whose candidacies embody competing wings of the Democratic Party, have emerged as the leaders in the contest for their party’s presidential nomination, according to a Washington Post-ABC News national poll.

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends Mary Louise Kelly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America’s chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and he called her conduct “shameful.”

Trump’s lawyers begin arguments in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense on Saturday by asserting that he “did absolutely nothing wrong” when he asked Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Joe Biden. They accused Democratic prosecutors of omitting key evidence when they presented their case.

Lunar New Year festivities cancelled due to new coronavirus spreading in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region.

Bill Weld says he duped the media about his reputation as a Grateful Dead fan

Bill Weld says he likes the Grateful Dead — just not as much as he perhaps led us all to believe. During his time in office in the 1990s, the now former Massachusetts governor was perhaps the state’s top “Deadhead,” the term for fans of the influential counterculture jam band. Weld told The Boston Globe that they were his favorite musical group. He shook hands with the band backstage at one of their Boston Garden concerts. He even wrote an ode to Jerry Garcia in the Globe after the Grateful Dead frontman’s death in 1995.

Trump campaign complains to debate commission about fairness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign raised concerns to the nonpartisan presidential debate commission about fairness and the selection of moderators for the 2020 general election cycle, the campaign and the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday.

Mass. police chiefs group backs bill to give undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses

A Massachusetts police chiefs organization is putting its support behind a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses.