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BOSTON — The morning-after emergency contraception pill would be as accessible as a flu shot in Massachusetts and birth control pills could be purchased in 12-month supplies, under compromise … more
BOSTON — Working off a slew of legal requirements and a series of near-term deadlines, the Cannabis Control Commission on Monday pulled together almost 30 organizations to find out what … more
BOSTON — Almost three decades ago, Deborah Alecson, 63, of Lenox had a healthy newborn daughter. Due to what she suspected was malpractice, her daughter developed irreversible brain damage. … more
BRAINTREE — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — $758.7 million — after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of: "I called and told them I will not be coming back." more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database for documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment.The database was developed by criminal justice … more
BOSTON — State and city officials on Monday denounced the racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend and pledged to keep Boston safe during a planned rally this Saturday, while acknowledging they know very little about the … more
BOSTON — Four groups are looking to open new charter schools in Massachusetts and four existing charter schools are hoping to boost their enrollment. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said Thursday it received … more
BOSTON — As engineers design cars to make decisions without a human driver, one South Carolina lawmaker wants to know how self-driving cars would handle ethical dilemmas."My mind tends to drift towards the statistically rare but inevitable … more
STATE HOUSE — UMass officials this week asked developers for feedback about a potential mixed use development designed to transform a 20-acre parcel near the university's Dorchester campus into a destination on par with Harvard Square or the … more
BOSTON — Civil liberties and immigrant rights activists converged on the State House this week to voice their displeasure with Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to allow state and local police to cooperate, in some cases, with federal immigration … more
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