Fund-raisers took large chunk of charity money

Only 60 percent of the money contributed to professional solicitors in 2014 went to the charity people had selected, a report found.

ISIS tied to dozens of US crimes, 2 cases in Mass.

So far this year, 56 people have been charged in the United States with crimes related to the Islamic State group, a study found.

// US sending more special forces to fight Islamic State

The defense secretary said the special operators will conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture leaders.

// Man found guilty in 1988 homicide of Fall River woman

Daniel Tavares Jr. was convicted of killing a 32-year-old mother of three when they were neighbors in Fall River.

Students at Harvard Law are asking the school to change its seal.

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Harvard Law reviews crest drawn from slaveholding family

The decision comes after an outcry from students about the logo.

On Monday, 13 female Democratic US senators came together at a Capitol Hill hotel for Hillary Clinton.

Senate Democratic women rally for Clinton, but no sign of Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate, though she did sign a 2013 letter urging Hillary Clinton to run.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Ga., on Monday.

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// Two teens face charges in murder of cab driver

Donald Depina, a US Army veteran, was shot to death this weekend while driving a taxi in New Bedford.

// Defense focuses on mental illness in Philip Chism trial

Chism’s maternal grandmother and aunt both were diagnosed with mental illness during their lives, his grandfather testified.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired the city’s police chief.

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In wake of shooting video, Chicago police chief fired

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired the city’s police chief after a public outcry over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case.

Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, is a Chicago native.

Deval Patrick to advise task force on Chicago police

The former Mass. governor will be part of a task force reviewing the police in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting.


Hippies knew something we don’t about saving the planet

Fear is motivating us to fix climate change, but love is even more sustainable.

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Loss can be a learning experience for Patriots, Bill Belichick

“Every game is an opportunity, every game is an experience, so whatever that game brings, it brings,” Belichick said Tuesday.

// Patriots’ Jamie Collins plans to play Sunday

The linebacker has missed four games because of an undisclosed illness, but returned to practice last week.

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Catching up with Bruce Hurst, the Series MVP who wasn’t

Hurst, who is in town to participate in The Tradition, wishes he had never left the Red Sox.

Chicken and quinoa meatballs at Yvonne’s are accompanied by Chinese garlic sauce, spicy mayonnaise, peanuts, sesame seeds, and herbs.

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Yvonne’s is once again the place to be

With small plates and a sexy vibe, Yvonne’s resuscitates the space that was long Locke-Ober.

A side of science

// How wines get their complex flavors

The ability to distinguish individual flavors in wine, with precise detail, has become all the rage among connoisseurs.

// Mass. tops US list of per capita spending

On a per person basis, Massachusetts consumers shelled out more than $48,000 in 2014, the most among states.


Uber CEO says fingerprint background checks can be ‘discriminatory’

Travis Kalanick said local police records might leave out whether someone who was arrested was ultimately convicted or not.


C-section rates in US don’t translate to better birth outcomes

Women in the United States are giving birth by Cesarean section far more often than is necessary.

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// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

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