News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts to "get in trouble" and to "build bridges, not walls." The Georgia Democrat, a veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement, was the keynote speaker Sunday at the school's commencement at the DCU Center in Worcester. He urged graduates to get in "good trouble, necessary trouble" and "make our country a better place."
BOSTON (AP) - Human trafficking convictions at the state level are notoriously elusive, despite crackdown laws that are on the books in all 50 states. Officials and experts say there's a need for more resources to support trafficking victims, educate the public and train law enforcement. In about a dozen states, attorneys general are not even authorized to pursue human trafficking charges.
BOSTON (AP) - Health officials in Massachusetts say a child has tested positive for measles after visiting a number of locations in the Boston area that could have resulted in exposure to other people. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday that the child was diagnosed Friday. This is the second case of measles this year in Massachusetts.
BOSTON (AP) - Police say they've taken a man into custody for vandalizing a memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. State Police and University of Massachusetts-Boston Police identified a 33-year-old man from Dorchester as the suspect. Police say he was interviewed Saturday, then sent for a mental health evaluation and treatment. His name wasn't publicly released. He faces charges of malicious destruction of property and tagging. The memorial was vandalized Thursday.
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