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In a recent letter to the editor, F. Nowak of Lowell asks: So what are children being taught to celebrate on Christmas Day? Full Story
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New guide for lifeguardsPick the great white shark fin, but you better get it right!

A new guide urges lifeguards in Barnstable to differentiate from great white sharks, dolphins and sunfish based on the fins — but some warn that could cause a deadly delay in just getting beachgoers out of the water. Full Story
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MIAA BOYS LACROSSEDracut wins division title behind offensive explosion

Four Middies notch hat tricks in big win over Austin Prep
READING — Following a season-opening loss to Billerica about two months ago, senior Allyn French still remembers how his Dracut boys lacrosse teammates felt written off from the title contention the team knew it had entering the year. Full Story
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Alabama vies for worst state, ever
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In Alabama, where a new law denies abortion to women even in cases of incest or rape, a rapist may still pursue custody rights of a child conceived during his assault. 
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Moulton could have been a contender for that television spot
06/14/2019 10:11 AM EDT - If Fox News were really interested in payback, it would have offered Elizabeth Warren's spurned television town hall meeting spot to fellow Massachusetts presidential candidate Seth Moulton. Full Story

Two patients? Not according to ROE
06/13/2019 09:14 AM EDT - Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. —Elie Wiesel When I began my medical school rotation in obstetrics, I was surprised when the lecturing obstetrician stated, "We are the only specialists who deal simultaneously with two Full Story

Would it be more beneficial to be born rich or to be born smart?
06/13/2019 09:10 AM EDT - Is it better to be born rich or born smart? There's a definitive answer to that question -- one, I am guessing, many people in the United States would rather not hear. Full Story

Two patients? Not according to ROE
06/13/2019 09:04 AM EDT - Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. —Elie Wiesel When I began my medical school rotation in obstetrics, I was surprised when the lecturing obstetrician stated, "We are the only specialists who deal simultaneously with two Full Story

Would it be more beneficial to be born rich or to be born smart?
06/13/2019 09:10 AM EDT - Is it better to be born rich or born smart? There's a definitive answer to that question -- one, I am guessing, many people in the United States would rather not hear. Full Story

It's primary-debate season. Candidates: Just say no to the podium
06/12/2019 07:35 AM EDT - In the category of words I never thought I'd write, I feel the pain of the Democratic National Committee and its chairman, Tom Perez. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.