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A day after report, violent white supremacist loses job with defense contractor
Through analysis of photos and video, as well as interviews with law enforcement officials, ProPublica and Frontline were able to establish Miselis’ membership in RAM and verify his role at the center of melees last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an earlier pro-Trump event in Berkeley, California.
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Long Island teen informs on MS 13, ICE marks him for deportation
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Long Island teen informs on MS 13, ICE marks him for deportation
The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the civil rights of a Long Island teenager were violated when immigration officials used admissions he made to police as an informant to mark him for deportation to a likely death.
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Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
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Local News
Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
The criminal justice reform bill that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law last week would not likely have been possible in the year 2000 when Massachusetts voters rejected a measure that would have diverted defendants caught with small amounts of drugs to treatment programs rather than jails.
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Thousands march on Common to demand gun control
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Thousands march on Common to demand gun control
More than 50,000 people of all ages and from all over New England joined the March for Our Lives Boston event on Saturday spearheaded by local youth who are demanding policy action to prevent gun violence and mass shootings.
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Thousands turn out for women's march
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Local News
Thousands turn out for women's march
On the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people gathered at the Cambridge Common on Saturday to oppose his policies and re-affirm that women’s rights are human rights.
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Homeland Security ends protective status for Salvadorans
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Homeland Security ends protective status for Salvadorans
The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador must leave the country by September 2019, after ending their Temporary Protected Status program.
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Katt’s back!
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Katt’s back!
Legendary stand-up comedian, actor and rapper Katt Williams has enjoyed an impressive career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. The film “Father Figures” marks the eagerly-anticipated rebirth of this beloved and beleaguered comedian with seemingly more than nine lives.
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BPS start time process showed little respect for parents, students
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BPS start time process showed little respect for parents, students
As parents, students and teachers confront the very real possibility that their elementary schools may change start times next fall by as much as two hours, forcing many more children as young as 4 years old to start school as early as 7:15 a.m., BPS has tried to justify the changes using equity and costs savings as excuses.
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Trump’s virtual lily-white court picks are a judicial horror
There was little surprise at the news that Trump is packing the federal judiciary with as many white, conservative males as he can dig up. His anti-diversity federal judgeship count is indeed gruesome. To date, he has deemed only one black and one Hispanic worthy of a bench appointment. Three decades ago Reagan took much heat for his see no, find no black and Hispanic judicial appointments.
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Denzel Washington is dead wrong about the “bad” black father
The vicious and self-serving stereotype of the bad black father has been around a long time and has been thoroughly debunked.
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Meek Mill and America’s parole system
The figures amply show that a broken parole system has put legions of blacks in jail cells. The consolation is that Meek Mill cast the ugly glare on this.
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The House tax bill’s a gift to companies that offshore profits and jobs
As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the “Paradise Papers,” it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is out along with promises that it will end the gaming that has allowed multinational firms to shift trillions in profits offshore.
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