State in the northeastern United States

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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of the population of Massachusetts lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

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The Massachusetts congressman will officially announce on Saturday his plans to challenge the incumbent Senator Edward Markey.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 2 days ago

Despite two arrests, first for federal fraud charges and now extortion charges, Mayor Jasiel Correia II has made it to the November ballot.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 3 days ago

The Massachusetts senator will deliver remarks on corruption at an event in New York City, giving her another chance to draw a large crowd.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 4 days ago

In the post-debate spin room, Senator Elizabeth Warren discussed her performance on the stage and her healthcare plan -- and said the two Democrats challenging..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

CBS Newsโ€™ newest political contributor, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, joins โ€œCBS This Morningโ€ to discuss the third Democratic debate and..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Tonightโ€™s lineup will feature 10 candidates including the former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Elizabeth Warren of..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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