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Lawsuit challenges new admissions policy at elite Va. school

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A conservative legal group sued a northern Virginia school district Wednesday, alleging that its efforts to draw more Black and Hispanic students to a selective public high scho...

Harvard professor ignites uproar over 'comfort women' claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves in wartime Japan had a...

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slave portraits at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Connecticut woman who said Harvard University illegally owned photos of her enslaved ancestors and refused to turn them over. ...

Tonywatch: Dede Ayite's costumes always 'build up layers'

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most intriguing parts of the costumes at the Broadway play “A Soldier's Story” was something the audience likely never saw. Each of the 12 actors wore unif...

Plunging COVID-19 test demand may leave US with supply glut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced t...

New lawsuit revives discrimination allegation against Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An organization that alleges Yale University discriminates against Asian-American and white applicants filed a federal lawsuit against the school on Thursday. ...

Greek PM vows legal overhaul in wake of #MeToo allegations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised sweeping changes to the country's laws and labor regulations to combat sexual abuse and misconduct in the wake of an assault allegati...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big 'real world' test

A real-world test of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wedn...

'Turning point': Women of color increasingly leading Boston

BOSTON (AP) — For the better part of a century, the iconic image of a Boston mayor typically conjured up the figure of James Michael Curley — the real-life Irish-American city boss elected four times ...

JFK's Harvard sweater sold at auction for more than $85,000

BOSTON (AP) — John F. Kennedy's Harvard University sweater, given away to a television cameraman who mentioned that he was chilly while interviewing Jacqueline Kennedy, has sold at auction for more th...

Cardiologist, anti-war activist Bernard Lown dies at 99

BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Bernard Lown, a Massachusetts cardiologist who invented the first reliable heart defibrillator and later co-founded an anti-nuclear war group that was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, di...

Taiwan to work with Harvard's Fairbank Center on promoting Taiwan studies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education has inked an agreement with Harvard University that will launch a three-year research program focusing on Taiwan studies and promote academic exc...

Biden administration to undo Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to roll back Medicaid work requirements in its latest effort to undo a controversial Trump-era policy. Federal health officials p...

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots

NEW YORK (AP) — About 1 in 3 Americans say they definitely or probably won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new poll that some experts say is discouraging news if the U.S....