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  • Body cameras may correct police memories, but they have limits

    ST. LOUIS �� The police officer swore that a man trying to kill her was at least 12 feet away when she shot him. But powder burns noted in an autopsy put the real distance at less than 4 feet. David Klinger, who researches use of deadly...
  • Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83

    Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83
    When Marilyn Alaimo took a job with Northern Trust Co. in Chicago in 1954, it wasn't to answer phone calls. Mrs. Alaimo, a product of Harvard University's Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration, was the one making the calls, "one of the...
  • Noah Feldman: Marathon bombing suspect will get Boston jury trial

    Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, get a fair trial in the Hub? It's a profound question, but one that the Framers would have found incomprehensible. Far from providing for a change of venue in high-profile cases, they...
  • Obama taps community banker from Hawaii for vacancy on Federal Reserve Board

    President Barack Obama has selected the former head of a community bank in Hawaii to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will nominate Allan R. Landon, the former chief executive of the Bank of Hawaii,...
  • Amy Poehler named Woman of the Year by Harvard's student Hasty Pudding Theatricals

    Comedy star Amy Poehler has been named 2015 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The group said Tuesday Poehler's comedy "fits so well with the Pudding's own tradition of satire and social commentary." Poehler has a...
  • Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

    Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
    But what’s her favorite flavor? We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
  • If inequality is our problem, military service is the answer

    A student at my alma mater, Brandeis University, recently asked me to speak to her school group about my post-college experiences, specifically my time studying in China and Germany and now at Harvard University. There was one major problem with this...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: When Harvard University meets Obamacare

    The irony illustrated on the pages of Monday's New York Times was almost too delicious. Harvard University professors an elite group of academics with a collective IQ in the millions have finally discovered what most of the uneducated masses discerned...
  • Reforming Cuba: Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race

    As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended affect: drawing attention to the sensitive subject of race. For decades, Cuban officials resisted talk about...
  • University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone

    University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone
    In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog. This season, there was a turnaround for the University of Alabama at Birmingham: A new coach led the team to six wins, game attendance doubled to...
  • Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

    Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage
    In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift. He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way. Lately, though, his buyers are trending a...