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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.

Sheryl Sandberg uses Facebook's woes as lesson for MIT grads; says 'we didn't see all the risks and didn't do enough to stop them'
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Sheryl Sandberg uses Facebook's woes as lesson for MIT grads; says 'we didn't see all the risks and didn't do enough to stop them'

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into a lesson about accountability.

Boston school dean-turned-dealer Shaun Harrison aka 'Rev' convicted for shooting student; faces up 20 years in prison
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Boston school dean-turned-dealer Shaun Harrison aka 'Rev' convicted for shooting student; faces up 20 years in prison

A former Boston high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed "Rev" for his pastor-like influence faces up to 20 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him.

Justin Trudeau to play marketer-in-chief for Canada's tech ambitions at MIT campus huddle on innovation
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Justin Trudeau to play marketer-in-chief for Canada's tech ambitions at MIT campus huddle on innovation

Canadian computer scientists helped pioneer the field of artificial intelligence before it was a buzzword, and now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to capitalize on their intellectual lead.

March for our lives: Thousands of Americans rally across US to demand tighter gun laws
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March for our lives: Thousands of Americans rally across US to demand tighter gun laws

Chanting 'Never Again', hundreds of thousands of young Americans rallied across the United States to demand tighter gun laws.

Spring snow storm Toby slams US Northeast, thousands of flights canceled, schools shut
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Spring snow storm Toby slams US Northeast, thousands of flights canceled, schools shut

Winter Storm Toby was expected to dump 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) of snow on New York, the US financial capital and country's largest city, home to 8.5 million people, parts of New Jersey and Long Island before tapering off by midnight.

Nor'easter slams US East Coast with heavy snow, more than 2000 flights cancelled
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Nor'easter slams US East Coast with heavy snow, more than 2000 flights cancelled

The second big storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week brought wet, heavy snow Wednesday to a corner of the country where tens of thousands of people were still waiting for the power to come back on from the previous bout.

Northeast US braces for deep freeze after major snowfall, forecasters 'anticipate record-breaking cold'
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Northeast US braces for deep freeze after major snowfall, forecasters 'anticipate record-breaking cold'

The northeastern United States on Friday slowly emerged from the travel chaos sparked by heavy snows, but forecasters warned the weekend would bring record-breaking cold

'Bomb Cyclone' batters eastern US: Three dead, over 3,000 flights cancelled, schools and offices remain closed
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'Bomb Cyclone' batters eastern US: Three dead, over 3,000 flights cancelled, schools and offices remain closed

An intense "bomb cyclone" battered the US East Coast on Thursday with high winds and heavy snowfalls, leaving thousands of flights cancelled, numerous schools and offices closed

Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of Roman Catholic Church’s worldwide sexual abuse scandals, dies at 86
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Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of Roman Catholic Church’s worldwide sexual abuse scandals, dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who became a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church’s worldwide sexual abuse scandals, died on Wednesday, the Vatican said. He was 86.

NBA: LeBron James leads Cavaliers to 10th straight win; Kyrie Irving helps Celtics defeat 76ers
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NBA: LeBron James leads Cavaliers to 10th straight win; Kyrie Irving helps Celtics defeat 76ers

James was backed by Kevin Love, who also had a double-double with 25 points and 16 rebounds.

34-year-old Massachusetts man dubbed 'spelling bee bandit' pleads guilty to robbing banks
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34-year-old Massachusetts man dubbed 'spelling bee bandit' pleads guilty to robbing banks

A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty.

NBA: LeBron James set to miss season opener against Boston due to sore left ankle
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NBA: LeBron James set to miss season opener against Boston due to sore left ankle

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James missed most pre-season workouts and three pre-season contests with a left ankle sprain suffered on 27 September

NBA: Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he requested trade from Cleveland Cavaliers to optimise his potential
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NBA: Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he requested trade from Cleveland Cavaliers to optimise his potential

Celtics introduced Irving after blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round pick in exchange for Irving.

Boston: We were outnumbered but our rally was a success, says far-right group that organised 'free speech' rally
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Boston: We were outnumbered but our rally was a success, says far-right group that organised 'free speech' rally

Boston: Supporters of a small, conservative "free speech rally" held in Boston said that despite being outnumbered by tens of thousands of counter-protesters, their event was a success.

Thousands rally in Boston protesting far-right groups' 'free speech' rally
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Thousands rally in Boston protesting far-right groups' 'free speech' rally

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers

Donald Trump gets trolled on Twitter for posting 'country will heel' from anti-fascist protest rally
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Donald Trump gets trolled on Twitter for posting 'country will heel' from anti-fascist protest rally

US President Donald Trump's "covfefe" nightmare recurred when he commented on the anti-fascist protest rally, saying the country will "heel" instead of "heal".

Boston: Thousands take to streets to protest against far-right 'free speech' rally
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Boston: Thousands take to streets to protest against far-right 'free speech' rally

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers

After Charlottesville protests, Boston aims to prevent violence at rally with right-wing speakers
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After Charlottesville protests, Boston aims to prevent violence at rally with right-wing speakers

Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a "Free Speech" rally with Right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia White-supremacist protest

Industry experts have claimed that self-driving cars may not live up to the initial profit expectations
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Industry experts have claimed that self-driving cars may not live up to the initial profit expectations

Carmakers are increasingly looking to forego outright ownership of future self-driving systems in favor of spreading the investment burden and risk.