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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Suffolk Downs is warning that this year's season could be its last unless Mohegan Sun is awarded a resort casino license for eastern Massachusetts. The track has promised to continue thoroughbred racing for at least 15 years if Mohegan Sun is awarded the license in Revere. Wynn Resorts has a competing proposal in Everett.

BOSTON (AP) - Two groups say a shortage of homes on the real estate market is both driving down sales and driving up prices. A state realtors' group says sales of single-family homes dropped nearly 12 percent last month from year-ago levels, while the median price jumped more than 8 percent, to $314,000.

LLOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A Lowell youngster was taken to a hospital after her hair got caught in a toaster and left her with second and third-degree burns. The (Lowell) Sun reports the girl's family told police the 11-year-old was looking down into the toaster when her hair got stuck.

BOSTON (AP) - A Beverly man who lived across the street from a middle school has been sentenced to five years on child pornography charges. Prosecutors say Stanton Hager admitted to selling porn online. They also tell The Salem News he kept diaries referring to sexual contact with children on trips to southeast Asia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show Mitt Romney is among the donors to the legal defense fund for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. McDonnell has raised nearly $150,000 -- $10,000 of it coming from Romney. That is still far short of the $1 million-plus the fund's founder has said is needed.

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