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ABC played with fire, and got burned by Roseanne

The network could have predicted that its attention-seeking star would cross the line.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner052918METRO30roosters225.jpg Hundreds of roosters might have to be euthanized after Northampton cockfighting bust

The seizure is believed to be the largest bust of an alleged cockfighting outfit in Massachusetts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_capuano_pressley(2).jpg Capuano-Pressley matchup reflects divisions in Democratic Party

Ayanna Pressley, who would be the first woman of color to serve in the state’s congressional delegation, has run into some old-fashioned challenges as she seeks to unseat Michael Capuano.

The next Big Dig? UMass study warns Boston Harbor barrier not worth cost or effort

The team at the Sustainable Solutions Lab said city officials should instead focus their efforts on quicker, local shore-based projects.

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Women’s rights PAC asks candidates seeking endorsements to air sex harassment accusations

The query from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is believed to be the first instance nationally in which an interest group is demanding such disclosures as a condition of its endorsement.