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Panel honoring civil rights leader discusses school choice

Panel honoring civil rights leader discusses school choice

All panelists agreed that school choice needs to be focused back on the parents and students, who want nothing more than a good education.

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Protestors gather in front of the state house to urge Gov. Baker to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants. / Photo by Ryan Grewal

Protesters rally to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state

Protesters called for Massachusetts to refuse to cooperate with federal immigrations officers and to defend undocumented immigrants living in the state.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said people need to become politically active to resist Trump's policies at the local level. / Photo by Suma Hussien

Massachusetts attorney general calls for local opposition to Trump

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey harshly criticized President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban and encouraged people to become active in local politics.

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BPD to extend body camera pilot program

BPD to extend body camera pilot program

The union for the Boston Police Department (BPD) has agreed to extend its body camera pilot program to September 2017 for further observation and research.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade faces controversy after initial ban of LGBTQA+ veterans organization

St. Patrick’s Day Parade faces controversy after initial ban of LGBTQA+ veterans organization

After several days of backlash, parade organizers voted unanimously to reverse their decision and allow OUTVETS to march in the parade.

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Dozens celebrate Bosnian independence at State House

Dozens celebrate Bosnian independence at State House

Bosnian Bostonians gathered at the state house to celebrate Bosnian independence and advocate for embracing refugees in America.

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Protesters at State House denounce Trump’s ties to Russia

Protesters at State House denounce Trump’s ties to Russia

Protesters at the “Emergency Rally to Stand for Democracy” chanted slogans such as, “What did the president know, and when did he know it?”

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Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Approximately 600 residents attended the “Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum” in light of President Donald J. Trump’s recent travel ban and threats against sanctuary cities.

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MIT panel draws parallels between Japanese internment and Muslim ban

MIT panel draws parallels between Japanese internment and Muslim ban

The “National Security and Civil Liberties: 1942 & 2017” panel explored the connections between Japanese internment and Trump’s travel ban.

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Boston health care workers, activists protest ACA repeal on Beacon Hill

Boston health care workers, activists protest ACA repeal on Beacon Hill

Over a hundred professionals and students voiced their opposition to Republican lawmakers’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the state house.

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