A view of Hampshire College's campus.
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Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, now has another challenge on its hands: it could lose its accreditation.

An empty parking lot outside the Stop & Shop on Lincoln Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

In our look back at news of the week, 31,000 employees of grocery chain Stop & Shop continued their strike across New England. The workers left their jobs last week amid a longstanding dispute over a new contract. 

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Updated 4:38 p.m.

U.S. senators representing Massachusetts and Connecticut, all Democrats, are weighing in on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump.

Massachusetts state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, testifies at a hearing with a panel of legislators about the importance of a bill of rights for foster parents.
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Two bills at the Massachusetts Statehouse aim to address problems for children and foster families in the state’s child welfare system.

The C-Town Supermarket in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is getting new customers while Stop & Shop employees are on strike.
Ellery Berenger / NEPR

It’s been a week since 31,000 Stop & Shop employees went on strike in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.