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BOSTON — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts' political establishment called her victory "surreal" Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. Ayanna Pressley told cheering supporters she's thrilled and humbled by her victory over longtime U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, a fellow liberal Democrat. By BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


And: MASSACHUSETTS-AYANNA PRESSLEY —Ayanna Pressley's victory in a Massachusetts congressional race is the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. In Connecticut, Jahana Hayes is on track to become the state's first black woman to win a congressional seat. And black politicians in Florida, Georgia and Maryland have won the Democratic nomination for governor. By STEVE LeBLANC. SENT: 680 words, photos.


A Boston police captain's son who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is being sentenced. Andrew Ciccolo pleaded guilty in May, a month before he was set to go on trial. He faces 20 years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 12:45 p.m. hearing; more on merits.


— MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY-AYANNA PRESSLEY-RHODE ISLAND: A Democratic gubernatorial hopeful in Rhode Island says Ayanna Pressley's upset primary victory over a longtime Democratic congressman bodes well for his campaign.

— NEWPORT TOURISM: Newport officials say they expect an increase in visitor counts because of expected fall season cruise ship crowds following a disappointing summer season.

— PENSION LAWSUIT: The court-appointed receiver suing more than a dozen parties connected to the collapse of a Rhode Island hospital system's pension fund has proposed a settlement.

— OFFICER-CHILD PORN: A federal court has dismissed the appeal of a former Massachusetts police officer who admitted he tried to get child pornography.

— MARIJUANA BUST: Rhode Island State Police say they found 69 pounds of marijuana inside a car that troopers pulled over for speeding on Interstate 95.

— MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Authorities in Rhode Island say a 54-year-old man has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves as the series between division leaders ends on Wednesday with Red Sox right-hander Hector Velazquez facing Mike Foltynewicz. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.


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