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"La Fete," by Raoul Dufy, slated for sale by the Berkshire Museum.
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First up in our news roundup this week: Massachusetts legislative leaders said their offices indeed received complaints of sexual harassment at the State House. 

Robert Murphy, a judge in Springfield District Court.
File photo / The Republican

First up in our news roundup this week: The Massachusetts Senate early Friday morning passed sweeping criminal justice legislation. The bill's sponsor says it will reduce the rates of incarceration, while giving judges more leeway to set bail amounts and sentence offenders.

Lucio Perez, center, in a red jacket, is surrounded by local clergy in front of the First Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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First up in our news roundup this week: a church in Amherst, Massachusetts, allowed a Guatemalan man facing deportation to live in the building for the foreseeable future. Church officials said they expect immigration officials to honor the sanctuary of the building.  

"Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr. Seuss.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

A bump stock mounted on an AK-47.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

In May of 2015, about 5,500 students graduated from UMass Amherst during ceremonies at McGuirk Stadium on campus. This is Elizabeth Thomas of Medfield, Mass.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

The LEGO Group's U.S. headquarters is in Enfield, Conn.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

Travel writer Rick Steves donated to the campaign to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts, and came to the state to campaign for the ballot question.
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Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news. 

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