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Boston drug-lab chemist offered plea deal for 5-to-7 years in prison

BOSTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recommended 5-to-7 years in prison for Annie Dookhan for allegedly falsifying hundreds of drug-test records. 

Massport gets flack for Sept. 11 fire drill

BOSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts Port Authority caused an uproar by holding a fire drill at Logan International Airport on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick: I'm not running for president

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick: I'm not running for president

BOSTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he plans to return to private life after he finishes his second term and will not run for U.S. president.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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Boston Marathon fund to issue checks to bomb victims

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A fund formed to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing said Saturday it would distribute nearly $61 million to 232 claimants.
Mass. Gov. recalls Marathon manhunt, getting drunk when it ended

Mass. Gov. recalls Marathon manhunt, getting drunk when it ended

BOSTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told an audience in Cambridge he got "quite drunk" following the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Funeral director says Tsarnaev's mom wants body returned

Funeral director says Tsarnaev's mom wants body returned

WOCESTER, Mass., May 7 (UPI) -- The mother of suspected Boston Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev wants his body returned to Russia, the funeral director handling the remains said.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.

Poll: Hillary Clinton favored in 2016; if she's out, Biden in top pick

HAMDEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over a field of 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Marathon bombing suspect charged

Marathon bombing suspect charged

BOSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged Monday with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Boston bomber suspect may be too injured to interview

BOSTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Officials speculated Sunday on whether Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the suspect in last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon, will ever be able to speak to investigators.
Boston Marathon manhunt: Suspect in custody

Boston Marathon manhunt: Suspect in custody

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 19 (UPI) -- The surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings was captured in Watertown, Mass., Friday evening after a massive manhunt, Boston police said.
Mitt Romney: President Obama gave 'superb' address at service

Mitt Romney: President Obama gave 'superb' address at service

BOSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave President Obama high marks for his remarks on the Boston Marathon bombings victims.
FBI releases photos of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects

FBI releases photos of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The FBI released photographs of two men identified as suspects in the bomb attack at the Boston Marathon and appealed for the public's help in identifying them.
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Deval Patrick
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, pictured in an undated handout image from the Governor's office, is rumored to be on the short list of nominees to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who will be retiring from the court in June of 2009. (UPI Photo/Massachusetts Governor's Office)
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Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is the 71st and current Governor of Massachusetts. A member of the Democratic Party, Patrick served as an Assistant United States Attorney General under President Bill Clinton. He is the state's first African American governor of Massachusetts and the second African American to be elected governor of any US state.

Born and raised by a single mother on the South Side of Chicago, Patrick won a scholarship to Milton Academy in Massachusetts in the eighth grade. He went on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. After graduating he practiced law with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He later joined a Boston law firm, where he was named a partner at the age of 34. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Patrick Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where he worked on issues including racial profiling and police misconduct. Patrick returned to Boston in 1997 to work in private law. In the following years he worked as general counsel for Texaco in New York City and Coca-Cola in Atlanta, which were both facing large racial discrimination settlements.

When he announced his candidacy for the 2006 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts, Patrick was initially seen as a dark horse candidate, but ultimately won the Democratic primary against veteran politicians Thomas Reilly and Chris Gabrielli. He went on to defeat Republican Lieutanent Governor Kerry Healey in the general election, and was inaugurated in January 2007. In his first term, Patrick oversaw the implementation of the state's 2006 health care reform program, increased funding to education and life sciences, won a federal Race to the Top education grant, passed an overhaul of state transportation industries to create the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, worked with the legislature to defend the legality of same-sex marriage, and increased the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25%. Under Patrick, Massachusetts joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and greatly expanded services to veterans. His two legislative battles to implement casino gambling failed: he could not win the approval of the House of Representatives in March 2008, and he vetoed a bill passed by the legislature in August 2010 for going too far.

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