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Brynn Cartelli, 15, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, takes part in the Live Playoffs on "The Voice" on April 16, 2018.
NBC

A high school student from western Massachusetts performs on a national TV program Monday night, trying to win a singing competition.

Mug shot of Alex Ciccolo.
Department of Justice

An Adams, Massachusetts, man has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

From left: Peter Lyons, Kathy Humphrey, and Jack Thomas had been finalists for chancellor of UMass Boston.
State House News Service

The three finalists to become the next University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor each withdrew from consideration over the weekend, citing "extreme disappointment" with actions by the school's faculty council, according to UMass President Marty Meehan.

Some Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornados that swept through the area.

UConn President Susan Herbst will step down in summer 2019, after eight years as president of the University of Connecticut.
Peter Morenus / UConn File Photo

UConn President Susan Herbst has announced she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. 

State Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for governor this past weekend. Lamont got 87 percent of the vote. 

A 2007 photograph of the Celtics, playing in Boston.
Adam Pieniazek / Creative Commons / goo.gl/m8pZoF

Last week, prohibitions against sports gambling were removed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some states are already jumping in. 

An interfaith iftar, a breaking of the daily fast during Ramadan.
David Molnar / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Ramadan started this week and many Muslims will refrain from eating or drinking during the day for 30 days, as a way to grow closer to God.

Outgoing Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless speaks during a press conference in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law, opening the door to state legalizing sports gambling. And in Massachusetts, top state lawmakers say they should look into it, but stopped short of any commitment. 

A closed on-ramp to I-291 in Springfield.
Michael S. Gordon / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts attorney general has ordered a Florida company to cough up $45,000, charging it failed to pay enough to workers on a Springfield bridge project.

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