Updated September 18, 2021 at 2:25 PM ET Hundreds of people turned up for a far-right rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, amid a heightened security presence by the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies. The event, which was a protest of the ongoing arrests and detention of people accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, also drew throngs of journalists and counterprotesters. Speakers delivered remarks from a podium near the Capitol early Saturday afternoon, as...
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Calling the spike "alarming and scary," Mayor Domenic Sarno said there were more then 250 new cases of COVID-19 in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Tuesday and Wednesday combined.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, will hold its preliminary election for mayor on Tuesday. Voters will have a crowded field of seven to choose from, with the top two finishers advancing to November’s general election.
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