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Undocumented Harvard Student Eric Balderas faced deportation to Mexico before authorities agreed to let him stay in the U.S. Josh Reynolds/AP hide caption

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The young men pictured in the Boston Police Department's flier of alleged gang members. Boston Police Department hide caption

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When Mary Ritchie and Cathie Bush married in 2004, they thought they would finally get the benefits and protections other couples do. But it wasn't long before they discovered that "everybody" did not include the federal government. Kathy Bush (left) and Mary Ritchie are seen with their sons William and Ryan. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boil Water Order Lifted In Massachusetts

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A view of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. MIT says it tried being nice last year by keeping its wait list much smaller than usual, but then it almost got burned when the school needed extra students. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Kelly Ayotte's stump speech centers on a promise to return the GOP to its core principles of less government and lower taxes. Robin Respaut hide caption

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Scott Brown: Puzzling Out The GOP's New 'It' Boy

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