... Worcester-based Amazon HQ could boost east-west rail plans, Setti Warren says ...... Baker aide texted Newton mayor Thursday night to ask for Amazon ideas to put into state's bid, Warren says ...... "God bless 'em. Go for it," Baker tells locals interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters ...... As summer ends, Rosenberg says major bills will be unveiled in coming weeks ...... Senate planning to release transportation plan this fall, but debate on bill not expected, Rosenberg says ...... Source: AG Healey to endorse Mayor Walsh Friday ...... Baker: Graham-Cassidy will force coverage retreat or major search for new revenue ...... Baker headed back to Washington as debate rages over health care, opioids ...... Worcester Sheriff Evangelidis appointed chairman of Massport Board ...... Pair of South Shore attorneys nominated by governor for Superior Court judgeships ...... Only 5 percent of 600,000 mattresses discarded annually are recycled, activists say ...... In Boston visit, AG sessions pledges crackdown on transnational gangs, fight against opioids ...... Common Cause: Facebook's Russian ads disclosure should spur Congress to enhance transparency on online political ads ...... ...
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BAKER SUPPORTS VETTING TO ANSWER "BIG QUESTION MARK" ABOUT RUSSIA

Gov. Charlie Baker is often loath to talk about controversies churning outside the state's borders, but on Thursday he waded into national and international waters, joining calls for investigation into the relationships between U.S. and Russian officials.

"Most of the folks in Washington at this point have said there needs to be a full vetting of this," Baker told reporters after addressing the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. "I think one of the advantages of a full vetting is people will get a much better understanding about what actually happened when, and a big question mark for the public can be satisfied."


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