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The last debate of the Massachusetts governor's race took place Thursday night, broadcast on WCVB-TV. Charlie Baker, left, and Jay Gonzalez.
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Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez squared off for the third and final time Thursday. With less than a week to go before election day, Gonzalez has a lot of ground to make up.

Vermont Law School.
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A lawyer and critic of President Trump, who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found herself connected to a national political scandal.

Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern, at left, and Republican challenger Tracy Lovvorn.
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Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern of Worcester, a Democrat, is facing a challenge on Election Day from Republican Tracy Lovvorn.

Supporters of "yes" and "no" votes on Massachusetts ballot Question 1 work to sway public opinion in their favor.
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In Massachusetts, ballot Question 1 would limit the number of patients that a nurse can oversee in a hospital. California is the only state so far to mandate nurse staffing levels.

Solitary standing cornstalks in a field in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Martha Ackmann noticed many fields had a handful of stalks that hadn't been cut down, and wondered why.
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You’ve seen them, no doubt.  Those solitary corn stalks standing alone in a field. 

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