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Author cites growing Latino influence in U.S. elections

There's a sea change taking place in politics today, and it's being led by Latinos, according to Roberto Lovato, a writer and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research.

Elder financial abuse a growing problem as population ages

As the ranks of older adults are expected to swell nationwide in the coming decades as the large Baby Boomer generation reaches their 60s and 70s, more and more elders are at risk of being swindled by unscrupulous caregivers and ...

Dorchester youth honored by First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama presented Project STEP (Strings Training and Education Program) with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

ISIS and the cost of war

The United States is just five weeks into the latest phase of its effort in Iraq against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group — but already there are calls ...

Hearing to address lax bank regulations after ProPublica story reveals secret recordings

Federal Reserve Bank of NY employee secretly recorded hours of meetings with colleagues at New York Fed and executives from Goldman Sachs as she examined Goldman’s policies.

Report disputes ‘brain drain’ phenomenon

While some business leaders say Boston is losing college graduates to other cities, a new report shows the city retains a better educated workforce than most U.S. cities

Republican wave sweeps U.S., Baker wins Mass. by narrow margin

The Republican wave that swept national politics has extended into Massachusetts, propelling GOP candidate Charlie Baker into the State House, despite a spirited campaign by Democrats to put Attorney General Martha Coakley in the governor’s office.

Supreme Court seen poised to scuttle fair housing law

The Obama administration has used the principle of “disparate impact” to reach record settlements with banks accused of discriminatory lending and to confront localities whose housing policies limited opportunities for black and Latino renters. A senior official recently said that ...

Celebrity guests headline 65th birthday celebration for Charles Stith

Former Ambassador Chales Stith celebrates 65th birthday.

Homeland Security announces Haitian Family Reunification program

Immigration program will allow Haitians with relatives in the United States to apply for visas.

Small businesses at head of trend in new job creation

Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.

Death of Haitian dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier prompts debate in Boston

After Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died Oct. 4, some Haitians in the Boston community debated whether the former dictator, who was charged with corruption and human rights abuses, should have been afforded a state-sponsored burial. He was not.

Analysis: blacks at greater risk in police shootings

A ProPublica analysis of US police shootings shows that blacks are many times more likely than whites to be killed by police.

Harvard’s Du Bois awards celebrate excellence in arts, politics

The Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies and has been awarded since 2000 to individuals in the U.S. and around the world in recognition of their contributions to African American ...

Charles Blow discusses ‘Fire Shut Up In My Bones’ memoir

New York Times columnist Charles Blow discusses his life experiences in his new memoir.