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But Ms. Coakley said Tuesday that the original bylaw appears to violate the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, and she called on Middleborough to take it off the books or amend it.


Lawmakers seek more rules for compounded medicines

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling for stricter federal oversight of compounding pharmacies in the wake a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injections made by a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy.

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro of Connecticut and Rep. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts said in separate statements Tuesday that they would draft legislation to give the Food and Drug Administration more authority to police the safety of custom-mixed medicines, known as compounded drugs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 13,000 people received steroid shots from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.


Obama OKs implementation of new sanctions on Iran

President Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed during the summer.

The sanctions seek to deter Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Iran insists its nuclear development is for peaceful purposes.

The order Mr. Obama signed Tuesday sets up a framework for implementing new sanctions approved by Congress in August.


Fundraising in race for governor no contest

DOVER — The Republican challenger hoping to unseat Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, has raised less than 10 percent of the money raised by Mr. Markell this year.

Republican Jeff Cragg’s campaign finance report shows that he has raised a little more than $60,000 this year, with more than $26,000 of that total, or almost half, from Mr. Cragg himself. That is a fraction of the more than $741,000 raised by Mr. Markell.

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