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For women in Mass. on front lines of the fight to dismantle Roe v. Wade, hope mixes with skepticism

The abortion battle may be reaching an inflection point and some longtime antiabortion activists are encouraged, yet wary.

Joe Kennedy III, LGBTQ group rip Trump administration proposal on transgender protections

Although there were fewer anti-Semitic incidents reported last year compared to 2017, the numbers remain high and assaults against Jews are on the rise.

Racism allegations put MFA in the spotlight

The museum found itself under siege as educators, politicians, and civil-rights activists assailed the reports of disturbing behavior during a Dorchester school’s field trip.

Something Democrats and Republicans agree on: Robocalls are terrible

Proposed by Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey and South Dakota Republican John Thune, a bill would allow the FCC to impose fines of up to $10,000 against people making unwanted automated calls.

Tracker: Who’s running for president in 2020?

The 2020 presidential election is still a ways off, but you’re forgiven if you feel like campaign season is already upon us. Track the candidates here.

Abortion in America

Seizing an opportunity, conservative lawmakers push abortion bans to test Roe

Seizing their best opportunity in decades to sharply restrict abortion nationwide, lawmakers in seven states have voted for sweeping prohibitions this year.

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Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.

Over in three minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. President Trump came and went in all of three minutes.

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees.

‘I pray for the president,’ Pelosi says after Trump cuts short infrastructure meeting, blasts Democrats

Trump made an unscheduled appearance in the White House Rose Garden to say he won't negotiate with Democrats on policy while their inquiries continue.

Watch live: Democratic leaders Pelosi, Schumer speak after Trump cuts planned meeting short

President Trump said he will not negotiate with the Democrats.

Representative Adam Schiff says Justice Dept. agrees to turn over Mueller documents

The department agreed to hand over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Ben Carson misheard a housing term as ‘Oreo’ in House hearing

When asked whether he knew what the housing term “REO” meant, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson thought it was a reference to a similar sounding cookie.

As Trump continues to say ‘No,’ more Democrats are thinking about impeachment

The Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with congressional oversight efforts has an increasingly number of House Democrats talking about impeachment.