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Nurses won't see pay cuts

NEW BEDFORD — Nurses at the VA-run health care center on Elm Street won't see a pay cut. A dispute between the Veterans Administration and the nurses — some would have seen salaries cut by as much as 18 percent — has been resolved, Rep. William Keating said Thursday night.

"That is too drastic a cut when you have budgeted your income to pay mortgages, tuitions and bills," said Keating, D-Mass., in a news release.

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House bill orders spy agency review

The US House on Friday approved legislation aimed at fixing the lack of information sharing that may have hindered investigations into Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Keating files bill to give commissary privileges to Gold Star parents

Gold Star parents would have access to retail and commissary privileges under a bill filed by Rep. William Keating, according to a news release Thursday from the congressman's office.

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At prescription drug abuse conference, U.S. Rep. Keating criticizes FDA's approval of Zohydro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve Zohydro, a potent and controversial painkiller, was "outrageous" and will have "long-lasting, devastating effects" across the nation, U.S. Rep. William Keating said Wednesday during a national conference on prescription drug abuse in Atlanta.

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SGT. JESSE JAMES JACKSON: Local Marine receives long-overdue honors for World War II service

He mustered out of the U.S. Marine Corps nearly seven decades ago, but the uniform still fits Sgt. Jesse James Jackson. It is now also decorated with the long-overdue thanks of a grateful nation.

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Keating A Leader In Congress

In only his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, William Keating (D - Bourne) has proven himself an impressive voice on issues of national security. It's unusual for a junior member of Congress to distinguish himself so early on in his legislative career, but using his experience as the former Norfolk County District Attorney and his committee assignments on the House's Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, Keating's done just that.

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New Bedford Man Receives Replacement For Sonís Stolen Purple Heart

The father of a U.S. Marine killed in the line of duty received a replacement Purple Heart Friday morning.

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Keating uses his DA background to support protection for all women


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