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Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial ends

Nov 02 2018

BOSTON Harvard University defended its admissions policies on Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions.

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist, champions in fight against rape in war, win Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 05 2018

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts/OSLO Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. | Video

One dead, a dozen injured in gas blasts in Boston suburbs

Sep 14 2018

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept 14 Dozens of gas explosions killed at least one person, injured 12 more and forced thousands to evacuate from three communities north of Boston on Thursday.

Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12

Sep 14 2018

ANDOVER, Mass. Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring 12 and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, officials said. | Video

Snow, confetti mix as Boston celebrates Patriots Super Bowl win

Feb 07 2017

BOSTON Falling snow gave way to clouds of confetti as hundreds of thousands of New England Patriots fans decked out in team jerseys and knit caps packed Boston streets for a parade to celebrate their team's fifth Super Bowl victory. | Video

Russian whistleblower Stepanova makes slow return

Jan 29 2017

BOSTON Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova made a sluggish return to international indoor athletics, finishing last in an 800 metres at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.

Whistleblower doubts Russian attitude changed

Jan 28 2017

BOSTON The woman who helped blow the whistle on Russian doping doubts her country's attitude toward performance-enhancing drugs has changed fundamentally in the three years since she and her husband exposed the massive problem.

Athletics-Russian whistleblower Stepanova makes slow return

Jan 28 2017

BOSTON, Jan 28 Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova made a sluggish return to international indoor athletics, finishing last in an 800 metres at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.

Killer named in decades-old New Hampshire quadruple murder

Jan 26 2017

CONCORD, N.H. A man convicted of killing a California woman also murdered a woman and three girls in New Hampshire and may have had more victims, New Hampshire authorities said on Thursday as they unveiled new details about a decades-old cold case.

New Hampshire activist wants to change plea on Nevada standoff -wife

Nov 01 2016

A prominent conservative activist from New Hampshire wants to withdraw his earlier guilty plea for his role in an armed standoff with federal agents in Nevada in 2014, his wife said on Tuesday.

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