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BOSTON (AP) — While there was a slight increase in the overall number of confirmed and suspected opioid-related drug overdose deaths in Massachusetts in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, overdose deaths among Black men soared by almost 70%, state health officials said Wednesday.

Education Commissioner Jeff Riley intends to waive accountability determinations for districts and schools based on this year's MCAS exam, according to a senior department official who sought on Wednesday to assuage skeptics worried that the test results after a year of disrupted learning co…

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman.

Gov. Charlie Baker plans on Wednesday to visit Moderna's manufacturing facility in Norwood, where officials will have the opportunity to talk about the local impacts of Moderna's work in developing a vaccine to address the global pandemic.

Highlights: The cannabis industry’s interest in Sandisfield and a heated debate over a commercial cultivator’s recently approved plans for a 100,000-square-foot greenhouse operation have made the creation of a marijuana bylaw a priority for this annual town meeting.

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