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Thousands of Afghans seek temporary US entry, few approved

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and sparked a chaotic ...

Filipino journalist reflects on Nobel Prize win at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — One month since she was named the first Filipino to win the Nobel Peace Prize, journalist Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life. Will ...

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exch...

COVID-19 memorial creators reflect as world nears 5M deaths

As the world nears the milestone of 5 million COVID-19 deaths, memorials large and small, ephemeral and epic, have cropped up around the United States. In New Jersey, one woman’s mo...

3 years after Bulger's killing: No charges, still questions

BOSTON (AP) — He was one of the most infamous criminals to ever be killed behind bars. And investigators narrowed in on suspects immediately after his shocking slaying in a West Virginia prison. ...

MIT grapples with early leader's stance on Native Americans

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — As the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Amasa Walker helped usher the school into national prominence in the late 1800s. ...

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda’s genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. ...

Watching for birds: Audubon groups pledge change, diversity

BOSTON (AP) — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John...

High court ruling gives immigrants facing deportation hope

BOSTON (AP) — Just a few short months ago, Lucio Perez moved out of the western Massachusetts church he’d lived in for more than three years to avoid deportation. Immigration authori...

Harvard returning Standing Bear's tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

BOSTON (AP) — A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, is returning to his Nebraska tribe after decades in a museum at Harvard. ...

Family, friends mourn 2 victims of potential hate crime

BOSTON (AP) — One was a respected state trooper, the other a beloved Air Force vet. Family and friends on Monday mourned David Green and Ramona Cooper, the two bystanders killed Sat...

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up. Nearly two decad...

Statues to hatchet-wielding Colonial heroine reconsidered

BOSTON (AP) — The fierce monuments honor an English colonist who, legend has it, slaughtered her Native American captors after the gruesome killing of her baby. But the statues to Ha...

Help Wanted: In pandemic, worry about finding summer workers

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of seafood restaurants on Cape Cod has eliminated lunch service and delayed the opening of some locations because his summertime influx of foreign workers hasn’t arrived yet. ...

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist “slanted-eyes” gesture at school, ju...