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2 men slain in weekend violence

A man who relatives said was trying to break up a fight in Dorchester was fatally shot yesterday and weekend violence left another man dead in Roxbury, police said.

The attacks pushed the number of people slain in Boston this year to 20, one more than on this date in 2005 a year that saw 75 homicides, the most in a decade.

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