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Mass. Lottery vendors look the other way as minors gamble

The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission has a share of the responsibility in ensuring its games are played responsibly.

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Boston needs legislative fix to aid English-language learners

School districts have been restricted in the way they teach English learners since 2002, when a ballot question crippled bilingual education.

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Alcoholics Anonymous not the only treatment option

Although AA clearly works for some people, it’s not a success for others.

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Boston police response to shooting of officer could serve as a model

City and police officials, politicians, and civic leaders took steps designed to assure a measured response and methodical investigation.

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Wisdom gained from World War II is crumbling

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, yet the conflict somehow seems closer, and permanent reconciliation farther away.

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Require high school civics test

With woeful regularity, researchers confirm Americans’ dismal knowledge of civics.

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After Germanwings crash, airlines should tighten cockpit rules

A second individual in the cockpit would have served as a powerful deterrent in the flight.

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Confirm Loretta Lynch now

It’s unconscionable that Senate Republicans should hold up a vote while the congressional body debates the unrelated sex-trafficking bill.

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US should integrate China into existing institutions

Making some room on the global scene would help avoid future diplomatic fiascoes.

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Boston 2024’s effort needs transparency on donations

Is this effort funded primarily by a handful of donors, or does it truly have a broad base of financial support?

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Parental leave benefits everyone

In a long-overdue move, Boston is set to become the next city to offer paid parental leave to some of its employees.

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More than 500 years later, a royal burial for Richard III

The last of the Plantagenet kings was depicted as a nasty villain, but some historians believe His Late Majesty was an enlightened ruler for his day.

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Olympics referendum should ask the right question

It would provide a welcome opportunity for voters to decide whether the gamble is right for Massachusetts.

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Scientists right to pause for genetic editing discussion

Although much work needs to be done to make these recommendations stick, government agencies should demand transparency from labs across the world.

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In New Hampshire, a sad civics lesson

Does the Granite State need an official bird of prey? Maybe not. But it does need legislators who treat their citizens with respect.

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Puerto Rico’s proposed fines won’t help obese children

Incentives have proven to be more effective.

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Global effort required to stem illegal fishing problem

The Obama administration laid out a set of guidelines that will stop at international waters.

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Democrats need Elizabeth Warren’s voice in 2016 presidential race

While Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won’t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider.

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Expanding gay rights: Utah’s smart compromise

The measure should serve as a model for other red states where civil rights protections need an update.

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Tunisian government should pursue justice, keep freedom

It might be tempted to clamp down on its newly enshrined democratic principles as it hunts down those responsible for Wednesday’s attack, but it shouldn’t.

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Putting Putin on notice

For democracies barely healed from the Soviet era, Russia’s campaign to dismember Ukraine represents an old nightmare.

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Chris Borland puts life-long health over short-term fame and fortune

The 49er became an instant role model for youth and parents in a nation increasingly discomfited by football.

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Netanyahu’s flip-flop over Palestinian statehood shouldn’t deter peace efforts

A two-state solution remains the best outcome, and the Israeli prime minister’s about-face is no reason for President Obama to follow suit.

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BRA makes the right call on Southie condos

Allowing a major parcel to fester would only drag down the community.

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State funding for science: Keep subsidies for tech firms

Why do anything that could undermine the Commonwealth’s global leadership in life sciences?