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Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Bill

Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill that increases security at reproductive health care facilities. The bill is in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling against Massachusetts’ 35-foot buffer zone law last month. U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Law Mass. Holds Public Hearing On New Buffer Zone Bill Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Advocate: Friendly Persona For Abuser Not Unusual

Friends and neighbors were stunned to learn that a maintenance worker who seemed friendly and outgoing had killed his family, but a boyfriend or husband who charms outsiders while concealing problems at home represents a familiar scenarios to domestic abuse advocates. Family of 5 Found Dead in Maine Home Community Shocked By Murder-Suicide Family of Five Killed in Quadruple Murder-Suicide

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims.

6-Alarm Fire in East Boston Causes $1.2 Million in Damages

Fire crews knocked down a 6-alarm fire at Webster and Sumner Streets in East Boston on Wednesday morning after the blaze caused $1.2 million in damages. (See photos here.) Pictures from the East Boston Fire 9-Alarm Fire Spreads to 3 Cambridge Homes Police: Woman Stole Revere Firefighter’s Wallet from Station During Fire

Revere Tornado Damage May Not Qualify for Federal Aid

Officials are still working to assess all the damage sustained after a rare tornado touched down in Revere on Monday, but the initial figures indicate the city will not qualify for help from the federal government. Two Tornadoes Hit Mass. in Last Two Days Revere Officials Laud Post-Tornado Cleanup Efforts Photos: Tornado Rips Through Revere

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