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Massachusetts Voters Share Their Hopes For New Administration

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Dylan Costello (right), 25, and 28-year-old Bobby Manson, construction workers from Quincy, Mass., are all in for Trump but say they don't support what the rioters did on Wednesday. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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'It's Just A Shame': Trump Voters React To Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

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Republican Voters React To Pro-Trump Extremists' Riot On Capitol Hill

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Like many of his colleagues, postal worker Rickey Ramirez is working overtime to keep up with the crush of Christmas deliveries. Many packages are likely to be delivered after Dec. 25. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Millions Of Christmas Gifts May Arrive Late Due To Overload At The Postal Service

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U.S. Post Office Strains Under Unprecedented Volume Of Business

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Cornwall's Tavern's owners Pam and John Beale are in survival mode. They're thinking a short-term pause in business, as COVID-19 infections surge, could allow them to reopen strong next year. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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'Not A Lot To Celebrate' For Boston Restaurant Trying To Survive The Pandemic

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In his Thanksgiving address Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden acknowledged that the imperative "to love our neighbors as ourselves," may strike many people right now as "a radical act." But Biden insisted, "We must try." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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As President-Elect Joe Biden Doubles Down On Calls For Unity, Supporters Have Doubts

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on Nov. 7 in Wilmington, Del. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Elation, Frustration: For Women, Kamala Harris' Win Is A Big Step, But Long Overdue

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'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart

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Tony Beaulieu says he got concerned for the first time about COVID-19, when the president got sick. But he says Trump's insistence that he's recovered reassured him that the virus is not much to worry about. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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How Massachusetts Voters View Trump's Handling Of The Coronavirus

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Voters Split On Trump's Handling Of His COVID-19 Diagnosis

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At Northeastern University, 11 students were caught hanging out together in one room, in violation of bans on having guests in campus housing and on participating in crowded gatherings. They were all kicked off campus and out of their program for the semester. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments

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Boston Pub Struggles To Stay In Business As Other Establishments Stay Closed

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How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions

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People wave thin blue line flags while they attend a Back the Blue rally in support of police departments on Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Mass. on June 20. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Thin Blue Line Flags Stir Controversy In Mass. Coastal Community

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