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Sep 19, 2014

Exclusive – Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession: Reuters/Ipsos poll

BOSTON (Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.

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Sep 16, 2014

Wynn Resorts wins license to build casino near Boston

BOSTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Gaming
Commission on Tuesday awarded a license to build a $1.6 billion
casino just outside Boston to Las Vegas developer Wynn Resorts
Ltd.

Wynn, which aims to build a 27-story casino on the Mystic
River in Everett, won a three to one commission vote over rival
Mohegan Sun. It won the second of three resort-casino licenses
allowed under a 2011 law legalizing casino gambling in the
state.

Sep 16, 2014

Pussy Riot says found supporters, autograph-seekers in Russian prisons

By Scott Malone

CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – Two members of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guards, the activists said on Monday.

The pair, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were jailed after performing a profanity-laced protest against Putin at a Moscow cathedral in 2012. They were released from prison in December, three months before the scheduled end of their sentences and two months before the Sochi Olympics. Many in the West had criticized the harshness of their sentences, charging that Russian authorities were cracking down on political dissent.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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