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  • Tsarnaev's lawyer has saved notorious clients from death

    With her arm around the young man's back, she gives him a gentle pat and leans in to whisper something to him. Judy Clarke could be his mother, with this simple, comforting gesture, but she is not. She is a defense lawyer and he is accused of bombing the...
  • College Roundup: Trinity Reaches Squash Final

    Omar Allaudin and Rick Penders set the tone with a pair of 3-0 wins, and the Trinity men's squash team went on to defeat Columbia 7-2 on Saturday in the semifinals of the CSA Team Championships in Hartford. Top-seeded Trinity (19-1), seeking its 15th...
  • Q&A with science guy Bill Nye

    Q&A with science guy Bill Nye
    Bill Nye, 59, is a science educator, writer and television personality who was the host of the popular children's science show "Bill Nye, the Science Guy." He was born in Washington. Q: If your last name hadn't been Nye, you wouldn't be known as the...
  • Boston Snow Crisis: It Could Be Weeks Before City Is Fully Functioning

    Boston Snow Crisis: It Could Be Weeks Before City Is Fully Functioning
    BOSTON — The UPS driver looked down Beacon Hill at the midday traffic jam and explained how the city was shrinking. Four-lane roads have been condensed into two lanes; two-lane roads are squeezed into one. Forget about the narrow streets that give...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • Roadmap Epigenomics Project reads between DNA's genetic instructions

    Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning. Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
  • Make rejections your rocket fuel

    Make rejections your rocket fuel
    Dear Carnegie Mellon applicants, You must have woken up wondering if this week was all a bad dream. And who can blame you? First, on Monday, you were welcomed to the school's prestigious graduate computer science program. Then, a day later, you and...
  • Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay in lower-wage industries

    The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries. Other retailers and some fast food restaurants may now feel compelled to follow suit to...
  • Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

    Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
    For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, according to...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind
    John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes had a plan. Oregon's governor and first lady didn't just want to lift the poorest Oregonians into the middle class; they wanted to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, Hayes said. They didn't just want to...
  • Deflategate: Pats Staffer Allegedly Gave Unapproved Ball To Refs

    Deflategate: Pats Staffer Allegedly Gave Unapproved Ball To Refs
    INDIANAPOLIS — The Deflategate story took another twist on Tuesday night, with ESPN reporting that a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to put an unapproved special teams football into play during the Patriots' victory over the Colts in the...