A Financial Services Company Illegally Leased Dogs, Massachusetts Says

Monterey Financial Services LLC has agreed to pay $930,000 in debt relief and restitution to settle allegations that it was conducting the practice, which is banned in the Bay State and others.

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Why Facebook’s ‘Hubris and Arrogance’ Astound This Attorney General

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey weighs in on social media, the Sacklers and Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

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States Investigate TikTok Over Potential Harms to Younger Users

The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Enters Governor’s Race

Ms. Healey, a Democrat, is the most well known of the candidates who are running to replace Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who is not seeking re-election.

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Menthol Cigarettes Kill Many Black People. A Ban May Finally Be Near.

Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Texas Attorney General Is Accused by Top Aides of Abusing His Office

Ken Paxton, one of the most prominent conservative attorneys general, is already under indictment. The allegations of impropriety raised in a recent letter draw intense new scrutiny.

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Holyoke Soldiers’ Home: Two Charged Over Covid-19 Deaths

The former leaders of the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts were indicted by a state grand jury on abuse and neglect charges related to their work there.

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

A lawsuit by the state’s attorney general adds to pressure on the companies to consider their drivers full-time employees.

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17 States Sue to Block Student Visa Rules

A legal battle between universities and the Trump administration over foreign students and online learning escalated on Monday, ahead of a critical federal court hearing.

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Harvard and M.I.T. Sue to Stop Trump Visa Rules for Foreign Students

Universities opposed a policy that would require students to take at least one in-person class or be denied permission to study in the United States.

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After Racism Claims, Boston Museum Creates Diversity Fund

The $500,000 fund comes a year after black students said they had been subjected to racist remarks by employees and patrons at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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