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Boston

State capital of Massachusetts, U.S.

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

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This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber..
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Lawyers for Bampumim Teixeira have not revealed whether he will testify in his own defense, but the case could go to the jury as early as Friday.
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A man briefly breached security and entered a JetBlue plane's cargo hold on Monday at Boston Logan Airport.
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As a winter storm continues east and disrupts holiday traffic, a nor'easter is set to dump heavy snow from New Jersey to Boston.
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