When a college student is found guilty of sexual assault, many schools won’t note it on their academic transcripts. University of Vermont sophomore, Syd Ovitt, has launched a campaign to change this, and legislators are paying attention.

The chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Democrats are sorting out their leadership in the U.S. House — and it looks like Massachusetts is getting even more clout. 

This year’s race for governor saw candidates spending a lot of money for each vote cast. Democrat Ned Lamont outspent his Republican opponent nearly two to one.

Marie Angelides (left), and Cheryl Coakley-Rivera are candidates for Hampden County Register of Deeds
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In the only competitive county-wide seat in Massachusetts' Hampden County, Republican Marie Angelides and Democrat Cheryl Coakley-Rivera are both vying for the position of Register of Deeds.

From left, Andrea Harrington and Paul Caccaviello.
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Typically, voters pay close attention to a race for governor or senator, but a district attorney? Not so much. But that's the case this year in Berkshire County, where violent and drug-related crimes are big concerns.