Needed: Lawyers in immigration court

In recent weeks, Amer­i­cans have been inun­dated with sto­ries about the surge in chil­dren from Cen­tral America and Mexico arriving at the southern US border. Forty-​​​​seven thou­sand unac­com­pa­nied minors, including […]

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Study sheds light on why people help future generations

Ear­lier research on the puz­zling phe­nom­enon of coop­er­a­tion had revealed how sur­pris­ingly com­plex it is, and revised the long-​​​​standing image of people as cold, cal­cu­lating, and self-​​​​interested. An implicit assumption […]

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Mass. jobless rate fell to 5.6% in May

Alan Clayton-​​​​Matthews, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity econ­o­mist, said the jobs gained in May are a con­tin­u­a­tion of “mod­erate growth” for the state. As people have begun working again, incomes have risen, […]

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Mass. leads nation in life sciences jobs, says report

Mass­a­chu­setts’ work­force has the nation’s highest con­cen­tra­tion of jobs in biotech­nology, med­ical tech­nology, and other life sci­ences fields, according to a report released Wednesday. More than 113,000 people in the […]

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The colorful world of comics

Carla Kaplan, a pro­fessor of Amer­ican lit­er­a­ture at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is the 2014 winner of the Boston Authors Club’s Julia Ward Howe Award for “Miss Anne in Harlem: The White […]

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