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US appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence; 'just don't understand', says victim's mother
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US appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence; 'just don't understand', says victim's mother

The attacker will spend his remaining days in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution, a judge wrote in the ruling

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Hopkinton to Boston, absence of marathons being seen and acutely felt in the US
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Hopkinton to Boston, absence of marathons being seen and acutely felt in the US

Last month, as Americans began to isolate indoors and one sporting event after another was cancelled, the Boston Athletic Association sacrificed its spring start in the hopes of keeping its 124-year tradition alive.

Coronavirus pandemic: Boston Marathon postponed till 14 September in wake of COVID-19 tensions
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Coronavirus pandemic: Boston Marathon postponed till 14 September in wake of COVID-19 tensions

The Boston Athletic Association, which oversees the marathon, had held off deciding the fate of the 20 April race even as other high-profile sporting events were cancelled or postponed around the globe.

Cambridge City Council passes resolution against CAA, NRC a week after Seattle, becomes second US body to tread on similar path
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Cambridge City Council passes resolution against CAA, NRC a week after Seattle, becomes second US body to tread on similar path

An American city council which houses some of the top universities of the world, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has passed a resolution against the CAA and end the NRC

'Muslims living in India for generations will become Stateless': MIT students, faculty, alumni condemn CAA, NRC; full text
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'Muslims living in India for generations will become Stateless': MIT students, faculty, alumni condemn CAA, NRC; full text

The students, faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates of Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) issued a statement expressing solidarity with the protests being witnessed across India against the amended Citizenship Act

At anti-CAA stir in Chicago, Indian-Americans and students say citizenship law a step towards 'rupturing India's social fabric'
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At anti-CAA stir in Chicago, Indian-Americans and students say citizenship law a step towards 'rupturing India's social fabric'

Indian-American Muslim Council, in a statement, strongly condemned the alleged 'brutal crackdown' on students of Jamia and AMU

Boston and US suburbs seeing ‘economic boom’ aided by demographic shifts as Central American immigration increases in region
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Boston and US suburbs seeing ‘economic boom’ aided by demographic shifts as Central American immigration increases in region

The demographic shifts are transforming the Boston area and helping fuel its economic boom, said Luc Schuster, director of Boston Indicators project.

NBA Playoffs 2019: Bucks, Rockets inch closer to conference semi-finals with wins; Kyrie Irving leads late fightback for Celtics
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NBA Playoffs 2019: Bucks, Rockets inch closer to conference semi-finals with wins; Kyrie Irving leads late fightback for Celtics

The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets cruised towards the NBA playoff conference semi-finals on Wednesday as Kyrie Irving led a late Boston fightback in a dramatic win over Indiana

US Northeast digs out after winter storm dumps snow, downs power lines, closes schools
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US Northeast digs out after winter storm dumps snow, downs power lines, closes schools

A late winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the northeastern U.S. overnight — prompting school closures across the region, knocking out power to thousands and slowing the Monday morning commute to a crawl.

NBA: Lakers guard Rajon Rondo cleared by team medical staff to resume training; LeBron James to return next week
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NBA: Lakers guard Rajon Rondo cleared by team medical staff to resume training; LeBron James to return next week

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo was cleared by team medical staff to resume full-contact workouts after missing 12 games with a sprained finger, the NBA club announced on Friday.

Harvard legal team denies discrimination against Asian Americans as court showdown revives race debate in US college admissions
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Harvard legal team denies discrimination against Asian Americans as court showdown revives race debate in US college admissions

Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges.

NBA: 'Healthier' Boston Celtics eager to embrace favorites tag in Eastern Conference with LeBron James moving West
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NBA: 'Healthier' Boston Celtics eager to embrace favorites tag in Eastern Conference with LeBron James moving West

The collection of talent makes the Boston Celtics presumptive favorites in the East with LeBron James no longer lurking in Cleveland.

A 12-pound chunk of the moon is on sale in Boston till 18 October
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A 12-pound chunk of the moon is on sale in Boston till 18 October

The moon rock classified as NWA 11789, also known as “Buagaba,” was found last year.

Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race
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Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race

A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish.

Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'
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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'
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Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'

The Justice Department on Thursday sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy, the latest step in the Trump administration's effort to encourage race-neutral admissions practices.

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms
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Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants, who say the Ivy League college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The DOJ also said last year it would investigate a May 2015 complaint filed against Harvard by a coalition of Asian-American groups.

Boston newspaper urges other US publications to join fight against Donald Trump's 'War On The Press'
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Boston newspaper urges other US publications to join fight against Donald Trump's 'War On The Press'

A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the US to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media.

Students' group sues Harvard University for allegedly racially discriminating against Asian-American students during admissions
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Students' group sues Harvard University for allegedly racially discriminating against Asian-American students during admissions

A study commissioned by the study body found that Harvard gave Asians lower scores on "personality" traits such as likability, courage and being respected.

Asian-American group sues Harvard University over 'startling magnitude of discrimination' in acceptance rates
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Asian-American group sues Harvard University over 'startling magnitude of discrimination' in acceptance rates

Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions records filed Friday by a group that's suing the school over alleged discrimination.