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Mass. Homeowners Rally Against Foreclosures

In Massachusetts, foreclosure filings have nearly doubled over the past year due to mortgage payments overwhelming some homeowners.

Many who face foreclosure rallied at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday. They're asking Gov. Deval Patrick for a moratorium on foreclosures. Patrick is a former director of Ameriquest, one of the nation's largest subprime lenders.

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NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996 and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.