Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo addresses a crowd during a Democratic Party convention last year. DeLeo unveiled a comprehensive gun bill Tuesday. Aram Boghosian/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Already Tough On Gun Control, Massachusetts Aims To Get Tougher
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Jacqueline Kennedy's Letters No Longer On Auction Block
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Bonauto celebrates on May 17, 2005, the one-year anniversary of legal same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Bonauto argued the case that benefited couples like Hillary and Julie Goodridge (at right), here with their daughter Annie. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyer Reflects On Nation's First Gay Marriages: 'The Cage Had Been Lifted'
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Dartmouth College is one of 55 colleges and universities on the Education Department's list of institutions being investigated for how they've handled sexual assault cases. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help
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Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., shows off her "high-definition" prosthetic leg, which allows her to wear high heels and skirts. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels
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The phrase Boston Strong sprang up after last year's marathon bombings and is now ubiquitous around town. But some wonder if the commercialization of the slogan also trivializes the tragedy. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard
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On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit
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At the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?
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'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem
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In Boston, Gay Groups Remain Closed Out Of St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Mass. Suit Aims To Clarify Religious Groups' Latitude In Hiring
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The U.S. Will Seek The Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect
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Holder To Decide Soon On Death Penalty For Tsarnaev
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Michelle Kosilek in a New Bedford, Mass., court in 1993. When Kosilek was known as Robert, he was convicted of the 1990 murder of his wife. Lisa Bul/AP hide caption

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After 20 Years, Transgender Inmate Is A Step Closer To Surgery
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Punishing Winter Temperatures Drain Propane Supplies
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