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There's now unprecedented legal access to marijuana in Massachusetts. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's OK with employers.

Marijuana products sit on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
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The opening of commercial pot shops in Massachusetts is likely to draw people from neighboring states —like Connecticut — where recreational marijuana is not legal. 

The U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
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Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. 

Andrea Harrington.
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Berkshire County's incoming District Attorney Andrea Harrington has started planning her transition.

An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled Wednesday that local police officers in New York state can't hold immigrants in custody beyond their release date solely to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a judicial warrant.