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The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Wally Gobetz / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/wallyg

Massachusetts has become the latest state to repeal a welfare rule that bars additional aid for children born into families already receiving welfare benefits.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Robert Lyle Bolton / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/robertlylebolton

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.

The elite men begin the race on Monday. It was the sixth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday.

From left seated in the same row in Hampden Superior Court: Springfield police officers Igor Basovskiy, Anthony Cicero, Daniel Billingsley, Christian Cicero and Jameson Williams.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Thirteen current and former Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers have been arraigned on charges of either participating in or helping cover up an attack on four men outside a city bar in 2015. 

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Updated 10:45 p.m.

The president of Hampshire College has quit her post amid mounting turmoil over the future of the small private school in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

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