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Investigators Discover Cause of Beacon Street Fire

By Korey O’Brien
Investigators announced this morning that the fire at 298 Beacon Street in Boston that killed two firefighters last week was caused by welders working at the back of the building.

Fallen Firefighter Michael Kennedy Laid to Rest

By Brittany Gervais
Fallen Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy was honored by his family, friends, and companions Thursday morning during a funeral service in West Roxbury. Kennedy was one of the two fallen heroes who died battling a 9-alarm fire in the city’s Back Bay area last week.

Mayor Walsh Opts Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By Korey O’Brien
Mayor Marty Walsh wished the entire city of Boston a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, but not from the annual parade route. Walsh opted not to take part in the parade after talks between the mayor and parade organizers on allowing an LGBTQ friendly organization to march died.

Sen. Ted Cruz Breaks with Sen. Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

By Jacqueline Roman

The 2016 Republican primaries are coming into focus, along with the potential players and, more specifically, rivals. Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shares some of the same ideologies as Sen.Rand Paul, R-Ky, but he separated himself on one accord during an exclusive interview with “This Week” ’s Jonathan Karl.

Democrats Keep an Eye on Republicans at CPAC

By Tessa Roy
Democratic eyes were watching as Republicans across the country banded together at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. Many of those eyes were from political action committee American Bridge.

Documentary Inspires Lawmaker to Help Orcas

By April Newell
Ever since the premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival of the documentary Blackfish, activists have been protesting the captivity of killer whales held at SeaWorld. Now, a California lawmaker is pushing to ban the captivity of orcas held at the San Diego SeaWorld.