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June 23, 2013

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Police again search home of Hernandez

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — State police officers and dogs are searching the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as they investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.

Saturday’s search of Hernandez’s sprawling home in North Attleboro involved several officers, including one with a crowbar, and locksmiths.

Police have previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Odin Lloyd, whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez’s home.

Lloyd’s family says the two men were friends and together the night he died. Authorities have ruled Lloyd’s death a homicide.

A spokeswoman for the Bristol District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the investigation Saturday.

An attorney for Hernandez has said he would not comment on the searches.

Advocacy groups call for halt to deportation

CONCORD, N.H. — Five New Hampshire faith-based and social groups are planning a “week of action” to protest the detention and deportation of immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.

The groups are planning prayer vigils and educational events in Nashua, Dover, Durham, Manchester and Concord beginning Monday.

The New Hampshire groups also will be joining others at a vigil outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Burlington, Mass., on Thursday.

The slogan of the week of action is “Not One More.”

— Associated Press

“path to citizenship” if immigration legislation passes.

“The administration and ICE have stated repeatedly that their priority is detention and deportation of serious criminals, but according to the 2012 statistics, 45 percent of those who were deported had no criminal convictions at all,” said Eva Castillo, director of the N.H. Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.

According to ICE’s statistics, 23 percent of the immigrants deported between July 2010 and September 2012 had children who are U.S. citizens, organizers said.

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