Casino bill passes; Patrick likely to sign it next week

The final casino bill, which will allow three resort-style casinos and one slots parlor, is headed to Governor Patrick, who is expected to sign it before Thanksgiving.

Boston-11/16/11- Rep Joseph Wagner smiles as he exits the House of Representatives after voting on the revised casino bill. He told reporters that he thinks the governor will like the bill.Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Rep. Joseph Wagner exited the House of Representatives after voting on the revised casino bill today.

Boston-11/16/11- Representatives file into the House of Representatives for roll call on the revised casino gambling bill,. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Representatives filed into the House for the roll call on the bill. It passed in a 124-30 vote.

Boston-11/16/11- Senate President Terese Murray (center) talks in the Senate Chamber hallway as senators gather for the roll call vote on the revised casino gambling bill that was sent over by the House. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Senate President Terese Murray (second from right) before the Senate vote. The bill passed the Senate by a voice vote.

Judge issues temporary order barring Occupy Boston evictions

The temporary restraining order applies unless there is a fire, medical emergency, or “outbreak of violence,” Judge Frances A. McIntyre ruled.

State seeks takeover of Chelsea Housing Authority

The governor’s office wants the state to oversee the troubled agency whose chief executive resigned amid an uproar over his $360,000 annual salary.

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Heidi Watney leaving NESN

Watney, who was the Red Sox in-game reporter since 2008, is leaving the network to work as a sideline reporter on Lakers’ telecasts, sources confirmed.


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Obama to talk jobs bill in N.H. visit

Although details have yet to be released, President Obama is expected to hold an event Tuesday in Manchester as part of his effort to drum up public support for the bill.

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Law enforcement officers photographed a window at the White House today. A bullet hit an exterior window of  and was stopped by ballistic glass, the Secret Service said.

Suspect arrested after White House hit by bullets

A man was arrested today after the Secret Service discovered yesterday that two bullets had hit the White House, one of them cracking a window.


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Tom Brady, right, conferred with Wes Welker during practice today.

Tom Brady ready for challenge Chiefs present

The Patriots quarterback said “there’s a lot of familiarity” with a unit he hasn’t seen since injuring his knee against Kansas City in 2008.

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