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Patrick backs DCF after baby’s death

LYNN — Governor Deval Patrick defended the state’s child welfare agency on Thursday, even as his administration called for a thorough review of the agency’s decision to leave a baby boy in the troubled home where he was fatally assaulted this week.

The state’s Office of the Child Advocate was charged with conducting the investigation. On Wednesday, the Department of Children & Families said it would launch an internal review.

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