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April 20, 2019

Mass. physician charged with paying teen boy for intercourse

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying $200 to have sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on a chat app and for possessing child pornography.
April 20, 2019

Suspect in murder discovered dead in Mass. jail hospital

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a Massachusetts homicide has been found dead in his prison hospital room of an apparent suicide.
April 20, 2019

Man arrested for allegedly coming into Wenham dwelling and threatening residents with knife

Wenham police arrested a man for allegedly entering a home on Maple Street — where he was known to the residents — and assaulting a man inside Thursday night.
April 20, 2019

Massachusetts makes its play for toy maker Hasbro

BOSTON (AP) — State economic development officials in Massachusetts are considering trying to lure Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro across the border.
April 20, 2019

Which Stores Are Open on Easter Sunday 2019? Walmart, Home Depot, Sears and More

Easter Sunday, the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, will take place on April 21 this year. The day is not a federal holiday in the U.S., but due to it falling on a Sunday, many stores will be following normal Sunday trading hours. Whether you’ve got errands or need to grab another Easter basket, there are stores that will be open during the holiday. 
April 20, 2019

Legal Weed: Here's Where Every 2020 Presidential Candidate Stands on Marijuana Reform and Legalization

With an ever-growing field of contenders running for president, especially in the Democratic Party, once-fringe measures like marijuana legalization have become a litmus test for the candidates’ commitment to progressive politics.  
April 20, 2019

The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.
April 20, 2019

420 Day: Who Started The Marijuana Celebration Ritual, and Should Weed be Legalized?

Cannabis—a way of life for some and a controversial topic for others. But there's no doubt that it has the potential to affect everyone in the U.S., whether it's the politicians debating legalization or cancer patients trying to get medicinal marijuana.
April 20, 2019

20 years after Columbine: Survivors of 1999 Attack Carve Out Private Online Spaces for Victims of Gun Violence

On April 20, 1999, two students stormed through Columbine High School in Colorado and murdered 12 of their classmates and one teacher. It was a massacre that transformed a generation, ushering in a new era in which active shooter drills and armed guards became commonplace requirements at schools across the country.
April 20, 2019

Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 Six Months After Making Landfall. Does This Mean Anything for Victims?

Hurricane Michael, the deadly and heavily destructive storm that ripped through Florida in 2018 was upgraded to a Category 5 storm Friday—a little more than six months after making landfall.