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Can the Arctic teach the world to cooperate?

Must exploitation and conflict inevitably accompany exploration and expansion? Or can we learn the lessons of the past and reap the benefits of expansion without falling prey to its temptations?
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'Severe shortage' of intravenous opioids hits Mass. General

The state’s largest hospital is experiencing a severe shortage of intravenous opioids, a problem that hospital executives say might not be fully resolved until 2019.
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Reports: GE in talks to sell transportation unit to rail-parts supplier

General Electric Co. is reportedly in talks to sell its railroad and locomotives business to rail-equipment manufacturer Wabtec Corp., according to multiple reports. Reuters reported Sunday that Bos…
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Mount Ida got financial lifeline from lender with ties to its president

A couple years before it closed, Mount Ida College received a financial lifeline from an obscure investment firm called Carlson Property LLC: a $12.5 million promissory note in June 2016, followed by…
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Readers write: Celebrating workers, the hearts of parents, libraries in danger, direction for White House

Readers write: Celebrating workers, the hearts of parents, libraries in danger, direction for White House

Letters to the editor for the May 21, 2018 weekly magazine.  
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Live laugh lab

Doctoral student Thomas Stracensky and visiting scientist Manav Sharma work in the Nanostructure Material Lab in Egan Research Center on May 18, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
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Aid agencies sign onto global plan to supply clean energy to refugees

Access to electricity is a lifeline for displaced persons enabling them to set up businesses and experience a degree of normalcy. A new plan aims to have clean energy in wide use in refugee camps by …
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'The Guardians' beautifully portrays the dynamics of a family farm in WWI France

Director Xavier Beauvois, best known for the 2010 film 'Of Gods and Men,' about Trappist monks in embattled Algeria, has a sensitivity to the ordeals of enclosed communities.
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Global sailing race spotlights plastic pollution in oceans

Global sailing race spotlights plastic pollution in oceans

The Volvo Ocean Race spans 12 ports and 45,000 miles and for the seven competing crews, it provides direct insight into the state of  pollution in the oceans. For both the sailors and spectators, the…
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After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul

After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul

While the West's sanctions against Russia have been in place for four years now, it's easy to lose sight of just how effective they are. In fact, Russia has largely handled them. But the latest round…
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Royal wedding helps spotlight Britain's housing crisis

In response to increasing housing costs and homelessness in Britain, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named a national homelessness charity called Crisis as one of seven organizations selected to …
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'Book Club' fails to make good use of a stellar cast

Things turn raunchy – and a bit silly – when members of a book club decide to read 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
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As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind

As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind

After the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week permitting sports betting, those involved in gambling addiction recovery are worried that without robust support systems problem gambling will onl…
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Hindu prayer service? There’s an app for that.

The combination of religion and hand-held technology isn't new, but its horizons may be widest in India. A new crop of start-ups has caught the attention of temples and techies alike.
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