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Rep. Mike Capuano struggles to understand why some voters think race and gender are relevant in this race. When Capuano campaigns, he doesn't talk much about his opponent, focusing on his own record. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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A man dressed as Elsa frees a Boston Police vehicle from a snowbank. Christopher Haynes on Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Cardinal Bernard Law (right) speaks with unidentified prelates as he attends Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2013. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Bernard Law, Former Archbishop Of Boston, Dies In Rome At 86

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Medusa Brewing Company co-founder Keith Sullivan checks on the beer in the brewing area. "There are very few big breweries that have this family, community, connected feel. That's what we're selling," he says. Courtesy of Medusa Brewing Company/Elise Meader hide caption

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The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

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Counterprotesters assemble at the Statehouse before a planned "Free Speech" rally by conservative organizers begins on the adjacent Boston Common, on Saturday. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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The USS Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," rests in dry dock as water enters the basin to refloat the vessel Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. America's oldest commissioned warship afloat has undergone over two years of restoration in dry dock. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare brain disease in 2010, and then learned she had inherited the same genetic mutation. She and her husband, Eric Minikel, went back to school to study the family of illnesses — prion diseases — in the hope of finding a cure for Sonia. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

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The empty frame (center) from which thieves cut Rembrandt's Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2010. The painting was one of more than a dozen works stolen from the museum in 1990. Josh Reynolds/Associated Press hide caption

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After a couple of stints behind bars, Angel LaCourt (right) is now a trainer at InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston. Here he works with Bill Gramby, who recently had a stroke and is working out to build strength and stamina. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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A Weightlifting Program Gives Ex-Cons A Chance At Change

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The Peters — or, Gall-Peters — projection, an attempt to better reflect the position of the equator and the size of the continents. While things get squishy in places, most experts agree that this projection gives a much more accurate depiction of the world than the commonly used Mercator projection. Joseph Amditis/Flickr hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., (center without hat) marches with members of OutVets, a group of LGBTQ military veterans, during the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Boston's official Christmas tree, a 47-foot white spruce from the Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, arrives at Boston Common on Nov. 18. Edgar Herwick/WGBH hide caption

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Boston's Christmas Tree Tradition Rooted In A Canadian Thank You

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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

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The Millennium Tower looking down Franklin Street in downtown Boston. The city has seen a tech boom and housing prices have also increased over the past few years. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

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