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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey students from kindergarten to 12th grade will be required to wear masks in schools when the new year begins in a few weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to announce Friday as COVID-19 cases rise in the state.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take much for the White House to set Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis off. As coronavirus cases rise across the Sun Belt, President Joe Biden asked GOP governors to “get out of the way” of efforts to contain the virus.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers told Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday that their ongoing investigation of his conduct in office is almost done and gave him a deadline of Aug. 13 to provide additional evidence as they moved toward what seemed like an increasingly inevitable impeachment battle.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Violated, demeaned, humiliated, a horror movie: Those are some of the words 11 women used to describe how Gov. Andrew Cuomo made them feel when he touched, kissed or hugged them or asked invasive questions.

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BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Anika Therapeutics Inc. (ANIK) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $6.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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BOSTON (AP) — First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc (FCRD) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $7.5 million.

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BOSTON (AP) — AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AVEO) on Thursday reported a loss of $13.6 million in its second quarter.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” whose cabin burned down on wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years has been inundated with offers from as far away as California for a new place to live.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New York-based real estate investment firm will emerge as the largest landholder on the Las Vegas Strip under a $17.2 billion property deal between landholding affiliates of casino giants Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International.

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WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has placed a hold on a decision to reinstate a deputy police chief at T.F. Green International Airport as the airport has appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court.

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BOSTON (AP) — An employee of a small publishing and software company and a high school student studying automotive technology are the latest winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery, state officials said Thursday.

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BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that the husband of a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. As of midweek, Mississippi had just six open intensive care beds in the entire state.

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ACTON, Mass. (AP) — Insulet Corp. (PODD) on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $25 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Acceleron Pharma Inc. (XLRN) on Thursday reported a loss of $63.5 million in its second quarter.

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston is trying to come up with better ways to aid individuals experiencing an emergency mental health crisis in part by reducing the role of police officers in responding to some 911 calls.

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two men have sued a Rhode Island mayor they allege violated their First Amendment rights by deleting critical posts they made on her Facebook page and then blocking them entirely, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said Thursday.

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karen Colby thought she could make it through an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave with a little help from her neighbor, who dribbled cold water on her head and visited every hour to wrap frozen towels around her neck.

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BOSTON (AP) — These Massachusetts lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, buffeted by sexual harassment allegations, is increasingly looking like he could be impeached and removed from office — something that hasn't happened to the state's governor in nearly 108 years.

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LEXINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNCE) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $5.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident.

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NEW YORK (AP) — John Oates of Hall & Oates, the multi-platinum soul-pop duo behind hits like ″Private Eyes,” ″Rich Girl” and “Maneater,” is eager to return to concert stages again and prepared for an extra loud reaction when he does.

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NEW YORK (AP) — He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. He said it was cultural: He hugs, he kisses, he says “Ciao, bella.” He said it was generational: Sometimes he lapses into “honey” or “sweetheart” or tells bad jokes.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A justice on the Vermont Supreme Court who played a role in the state's passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law has been nominated to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House announced Thursday.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After another pandemic-disrupted school year, organizers of vastly expanded summer learning opportunities are investing heavily in efforts to make them accessible to the most vulnerable students.

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DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026, and it has won a voluntary commitment Thursday from the industry that electric vehicles will comprise up to half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade.