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Lowell man gets 5-7 years in rape of teens

LOWELL — A 21-year-old Lowell man was sentenced to five to seven years in prison followed by five years of probation Thursday after he admitted to forcibly raping a pair of 14-year-old girls, including one who was found bruised and disheveled on a city street. Andres Peguero, whose last known …

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A Parent in Prison Affects Children’s Health for Life: Study

A parent’s incarceration has long-lasting effects on children’s health, according to researchers from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A  study published in Pediatrics this month demonstrates that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, …

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Wife of Italian gangster sold out mafia members for revenge

The wife of a high-ranking member of Italy’s notorious Casamonica mafia ratted on him and dozens of his gang members — to get revenge for years of mistreatment from the family, who no longer trusted her, according to reports. Police in Rome who’d bugged the cocaine-dealing clan struggled to understand …

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Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents‘ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least one of the three terms before their 16th birthday. Until then, …

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