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B2 Metro The Boston Globe FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014 'The more we embrace the free exchange of ideas and the more we accept that political diversity, the healthier we are and the stronger our society will New England in brief GRAFTON MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, former New York City mayor Bloomberg issues a call for tolerance 18-year-old killed by commuter train An 18-year-old man was fatally struck by an MBTA commuter train in Grafton Thursday night, Transit Police said. At about 7 p.m., the unidentified victim was hit on the tracks by an outbound Worcester train, Transit Police said. The Grafton police and fire departments, along with Transit Police, responded to the call at 7:30 p.m. The man was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

He was the second person struck and killed by a commuter train this week. A woman died after being hit by a train Monday in Gloucester, Transit Police said. GLOUCESTER Plea is guilty to drug, cruelty charges A Gloucester man who cut open his dead pit bull's stomach after she ate illegal drugs pleaded guilty Thursday to animal cruelty and drug charges, officials said. John Dugan, 28, pleaded guilty in Salem Superior Court to three counts of animal cruelty and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the Essex district attorney's office said. The animal cruelty charges stem from separate occasions when he punched his two pit bulls in the face and allowed one to choke on her own leash.

For the cocaine charge and one count of animal abuse, Dugan was sentenced to jail time, to be partially suspended for multiple years of parole, prosecutors said. BILLERICA Woman, 60, found drowned in lake Billerica police found the body of a 60-year-old resident floating in Nutting Lake Thursday morning, authorities said. Police got a call about 10 a.m. reporting Lorna Rutkauskas missing. She lived on the lake, said Deputy Chief Roy Frost.

Officers had found a canoe on the lake hours earlier that reportedly belonged to the missing woman. The canoe was not overturned, Frost said. State Police and Billerica firefighters launched a water search, and at 11 a.m. they found the body, which has been identified as that of Rutkauskas, Frost said. DOVER, N.H.

Scream heard night student was killed A woman who lives in the apartment building where a University of New Hampshire student was killed testified that she heard a blood-curdling scream the night of the killing. WMUR-TV reported that Rosemary Macione of Dover was among more than a half dozen witnesses who testified Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Seth Mazzaglia. She testified that she heard a scream, but did not call police. Prosecutors said Mazzaglia raped and killed 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, at his apartment Oct. 9, 2012.

Mazzaglia has pleaded not guilty. (AP) CONCORD, N.H. Swastika found near rights group office Police in Concord, N.H., said someone used lighter fluid to form a swastika in the parking lot near the office of a human rights group that battles anti-Semitism. The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice was named for US Representative Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor elected to Congress. The 18-term California Democrat died in 2008.

Police said the 6-by-6-foot swastika, discovered Wednesday, was never lit, and the person who formed the symbol walked away. (AP) FARMINGTON, MAINE Second-grader charged in threats A second-grader in Maine has been charged with terrorizing another student by brandishing a jackknife and threatening a younger boy, police said. Mount Blue Regional School District Superintendent Tom Ward told the Sun Journal that the incident happened Tuesday morning on a bus on the way to the Mallett School in Farmington. He said the 8-year-old boy was sitting two seats behind the bus driver when he made threats against a 6-year-old boy. The bus driver called ahead to the school, and the principal met the bus and took the knife.

(AP) MOBILE: LATEST NEWS For the latest news on your mobile phone, text "latest" to BOSTON (267866). At Harvard, cites the need to listen By Matt Rocheleau GLOBE CORRESPONDENT CAMBRIDGE Michael R. Bloomberg implored Harvard University graduates Thursday to ardently defend the rights of others, citing what he described as growing intolerance for different religions, political ideas, and even college commencement speakers. "Tolerance for other people's ideas and the freedom to express your own are perpetually vulnerable to the tyrannical tendencies of mon-archs, mobs, and majorities, and lately we've seen those tendencies manifest themselves too often, both on college campuses and in our society," the 72-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist said at the university's 363d commencement, held in Harvard Yard. "On every issue you must follow the evidence where it leads and listen to people where they are," the former New York City mayor told undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees.

"If you do that, there is no problem we cannot solve, no gridlock we cannot break, no compromise we cannot broker," he added. Bloomberg also condemned how, he said, college campuses seem to increasingly profess only liberal viewpoints and refuse to listen to conservative ideas. "A liberal arts education must not be the art of liberalism," he said. He said he was disturbed by how numerous commencement speakers either had invitations rescinded or decided themselves to cancel appearances amid protests over their views or actions. Among them: Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who withdrew from Smith College's commencement because of student and faculty criticism of the agency's policies.

"The more we embrace the free exchange of ideas and the more we accept that political diversity, the healthier we are and the stronger our society will be," Bloomberg said. An estimated 32,000 students, faculty, parents, alumni, and guests gathered under mild, sunny skies at the leafy outdoor Tercentenary Theatre. In the morning portion of commencement Harvard conferred honorary degrees on eight people: Former president George H.W. Bush; Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, who delivered a moving rendition of the national anthem to resounding applause; author Isabel Allende; Patricia A. King, a pioneer in bioethics on stem cell research and human experimentation; acclaimed botanist Peter H.

Raven; Seymour Slive, art historian, Harvard professor emeritus, and former Fogg Art Museum director; Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist; and Bloomberg. Before Bush received his honor, Harvard poked fun at LANE TURNERGLOBE STAFF Former President George H.W. Bush received a round of applause as he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Harvard commencement Thursday. Standing behind him is Roger B.

Porter, IBM professor of business and government at the Kennedy School. pendent, assailed what he called the unwillingness of some to listen to facts on such hot-button issues as gay marriage (which he supports) and climate change (he serves as a UN envoy on the issue). Before the festivities began, Parinaz Bassiri slipped off her shoes to stand on a folding chair. That height advantage, and a quick cellphone call, allowed the Long Island resident to signal to her son, Jacob Bassiri, who graduated from Harvard Business School. "We are very, very happy and proud," she said.

Jacob texted her his thoughts. "Most schools teach you facts," he wrote. "At HBS, you gain perspective. The difference is facts are today's common knowledge, but perspective helps you see past today and change the world." Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew. rocheleau globe.com.

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During his speech, in the afternoon position of commencement, Bloomberg, a Medford native and Harvard Business School alumnus, also said the suspects had been caught in a sting operation. A witness cooperating with the government told the defendants that the witness's drug trafficking organization needed help smuggling cash from drug proceeds past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, so that the witness could fly with the cash from Boston to Florida, according to the affidavit. The affidavit charged that the defendants smuggled $417,000 in cash, using their clearances to get through locked security doors. They allegedly brought the cash from areas such as curbside dropoff and pickup or public restrooms to secure areas of the airport, such as the departure gates. Vick and Dunkley went a step further, smuggling the sprinkled his remarks with humor.

He rattled off a list of places around campus that have changed since he studied there. "The old Holyoke Center is now named the Smith Campus Center. Don't you just hate it when alumni put their names all over everything?" he asked. "I was thinking about it this morning as I walked into the Bloomberg Center." Bloomberg helped pay to build that center several years ago, in honor of his father. But the focus of his speech, delivered in strident tones, called for more tolerance and less censorship.

He listed recent examples, including what he called misguided efforts to block construction of an Islamic center near ground zero. "Our union of 50 states rests on the union of two values, freedom and tolerance, and it is that union of values that the terrorists who attacked us on Sept. 11, 2011 and on April 15, 2013, are most threatened," he said. Bloomberg, a political inde cash aboard commercial fights from Boston to Florida, the affidavit alleged. The cash smuggling allegedly took place nine times.

The affidavit also contained other details, including an alleged statement by Vick that he would be willing to smuggle a gun into the secure area, and alleged statements by Dunkley and Leacock that they had done similar things before the sting operation was executed. The investigation ran from August 2012 to February 2014. "Security at our nation's airports is paramount, and the conduct alleged today is alarming," US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in a statement. "Thanks to the hard work and commitment of the federal and state investigators and airline security personnel, a potential 5 airline workers charged with smuggling Lottery City Retail Other $13.99 13.99 15.50 $3.99 3.99 5.00 $1.25 2.00 2.00 $3.50 3.50 4.00 7 day home delivery Sunday only home delivery Daily single copy Sunday single copy MASS CASH May 29 22 27 28 32 35 Jackpot: no winner.

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In a sworn statement in support of a criminal complaint against the men, a federal agent ly dangerous breach in security was identified." Bruce Foucart, special agent in charge of the Boston office of Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement: "Today marks the culmination of a very detailed investigation. I want to thank all of the security officials within Massport, TSA, the Massachusetts State Police, and the affected airlines." The defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States, the affidavit said. If convicted, each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, prosecutors said. Martin Finucane can be reached at martin.finucane globe.com..

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