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Boston city councilors are trying to prevent marijuana businesses from becoming like lots of other industries in the city — mostly white and, as they said Tuesday, “inequitable.”

Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer Gregg Bigda, left, and former Springfield detective Steven Vigneault, right.
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Two Springfield police officers, one current and one former, are facing federal charges in connection with a 2016 incident, involving two Latino juveniles. 

An attack ad against a Connecticut state senate candidate is drawing criticism by those who say it’s anti-Semitic.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Smith College released a report on Monday finding no evidence that racial bias was involved in a controversial incident last summer.

A board set up to combat racial profiling by police has released a follow-up to last year's report on traffic stops and racial profiling across the state. The follow-up focused on eight towns that had unusually high number of minority traffic stops in the initial report.

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