A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
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Maybe I’m just a rube.

Alexander George, by day a philosophy professor, by night a mentalist or mind reader. He hosts sessions at a cafe in Northampton, Mass.
Tom Wood

Alexander George has been demonstrating seemingly inexplicable feats at a hip Northampton, Massachusetts, café for a few months. 

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (at right) with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (center) and Maureen Gallagher of Jane Doe Inc. (at left).
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts officials are poised to launch their first public awareness campaign around sexual assault and domestic violence in nearly 20 years, an effort Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said will look to help teens learn about respect and healthy relationships.

"Golden lady justice" in Bruges, Belgium.
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The word “justice” has been intertwined with our culture and society for hundreds of years. It’s also Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year.