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  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
  • US Sen. Leahy sees 'positive change,' work to do in Cuba

    A leading U.S. Democratic senator said Saturday that Cuba is making progress on reform, but much remains to be done, including opening a U.S. embassy in the country. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was leading a bipartisan delegation to the island to...

    US lawmakers are popular commencement choices

    Congress' most popular commencement speaker this year is Rep. John Lewis. By the end of graduation season, the Georgia Democrat will have spoken at six ceremonies, including one Saturday at Antioch College in Ohio. At Virginia's Hampton University on May...

    Court ruling limits use of military commissions for terrorism suspects

    Court ruling limits use of military commissions for terrorism suspects
    An important federal appeals court Friday reduced the powers of military commissions to try terrorism suspects for certain crimes, reopening the debate over whether such cases should instead be handled by civilian courts. The decision by the U.S....

    Analysis: NSA law now faces test: Will it really work?

    WASHINGTON A crucial moment in the debate this past month over the National Security Agency's access to Americans' phone records in terrorism investigations came on May 20, two days before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to squelch House...