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Political Rivals Markey and Kennedy to Join Striking Workers

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    Democrats React to Kennedy's Senate Challenge

    With an official announcement coming Saturday, Massachusetts Democrats are now focused on Rep. Joe Kennedy's Senate bid against incumbent Ed Markey.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019)

    Political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III are both planning to join striking direct care providers on the picket line.

    The workers have been on strike in Lawrence since Tuesday following stalled negotiations over wage increase with Fidelity House, a human services organization supporting people with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and acquired brain injury.

    The 73-year-old Markey is running for a second full term in the Senate after spending decades representing Massachusetts in Congress.

    The 38-year-old Kennedy — currently representing the 4th District in Massachusetts in the U.S. House — is challenging Markey in next year's Democratic Senate primary.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    The contest has split Democratic activists and voters in Massachusetts.

    Fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan is also planning to join workers on the picket line Saturday.

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