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U.S. Reacts to Turkish offensive, Ft Worth police officer charged with murder, a tax break for New Mexico families, and animals hit on the road in Nevada.

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Tonight, 12 candidates will take the fourth Democratic debate stage in Westerville, Ohio. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be there, despite considering a boycott of the event.

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Protesters in Boston denounce anti-abortion violence, holding a sign to honor Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who was murdered in Kansas in 2009. (Tim Pierce/Wikipedia)

BOSTON — Physicians for Reproductive Health says a recent threat against an abortion clinic in Chicago has rattled providers across the country. Massachusetts is no stranger to anti-abortion violence. In 1994, an anti-abortion activist fatally shot two people and injured five at abortion cli

The signature fund-raising cocktails for Sipping for Sisterhood included Simone Biles and Amelia Earhart. (Sportello Boston/Instagram)

BOSTON – Patrons of a few Boston area bars are making some decisions that are a lot more important than “Shaken or stirred?" Local nightspots are raising money to help organizations like Planned Parenthood and The Yellowhammer Fund, in response to the restrictive abortion laws being pa

The Full Frame Initiative is part of a Massachusetts pilot project to pinpoint not only the needs, but also the strengths of domestic-violence survivors. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

GREENFIELD, Mass. — Massachusetts is trying a new approach to help survivors of domestic violence at risk of homelessness. Five state agencies and the nonprofit Full Frame Initiative are developing a system to better assess survivors' needs when they seek emergency shelter. Founder and CEO o

Pregnant women are advised not to eat fish with high mercury levels, one of the reasons some are concerned about the new head of the EPA's deregulatory agenda, including efforts to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule. (Dale Cruse/Flickr)

AMHERST, Mass. – A group of ten moms visited Capitol Hill this week to oppose Andrew Wheeler's confirmation as EPA administrator. This environmental fight is personal for one Massachusetts mother. Gazit Chaya Nkosi says her child suffered from lead poisoning as a baby. Now, the Amherst wom

Women are much more likely to develop thyroid disorders than men, although the reasons are not well understood. (ryanrao/Pixabay)

BOSTON – January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and thyroid medication is among the most prescribed in the U.S. Levothyroxine, a common thyroid supplement, is currently the second most filled drug at American pharmacies, according to data from GoodRx. So why is thyroid medication so popular?

While 18 percent of women in the workforce are in the healthcare sector, more than one-third of them earn less than $15 an hour. (travisdmchenry/Pixabay)

BOSTON – About three-quarters of the people working in healthcare jobs are women, and a new national study from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania finds a large share of them earn low wages and have few benefits. The researchers found 34 percent of female healt

The Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy, which has separated families, has stoked protests throughout the nation. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BOSTON – While the Justice Department asks for more time to reunite children and parents separated at the southern U.S. border, it was red tape and bureaucracy that delayed reuniting a 31-year-old Guatemalan mother and her 8-year-old daughter seeking refugee status in Massachusetts. It took

Paid family and sick leave is considered a victory for moms who need to take time off with a new baby, an aging parent or in case of family illness. (RaiseUpMA)

BOSTON – Paid family and medical leave and a $15 minimum wage is cause for celebration for tens of thousands of Massachusetts workers this Independence Day. The so-called "Grand Bargain" bill, signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker last week, was a triumph of consensual policy-making between

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