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People pray outside the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday. The shooting is the latest example of something that's been part of US history since the beginning: targeted racial violence.

Buffalo shooting and the politics of hate

Racist ramblings and ready access to weapons create a perfect storm of violence.

"So many unknowns in a time of medical fragility help false notions to proliferate and leave pregnant women susceptible to misinformation."

What to expect when you’re expecting? A host of disinformation.

Pregnancy is a data void. The Supreme Court’s draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is taking advantage of that.

Bottled water is supplied where a fountain has been covered. Center School along with another in Stow had water fountains shut off and food prep moved in September 2019 after findings of elevated levels of PFAS chemicals.

Mass. agencies have led way on toxics in schools, but they need backing

The concept of toxics use reduction is simple, but doing it can get complicated, and some companies that sell toxic chemicals do what they can to resist the trend. People generally need a lot of help to do it right.

Rendering of Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group's proposed design for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the Boston Common.

Boston could take the lead in memorializing those lost to COVID

Boston is well suited to lead commemorative work, as it can build on the experience gained through its planned memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King on Boston Common.

The afternoon Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Queens, N.Y., on May 8.

By overturning Roe, the Supreme Court delivers for the Catholic Church

Polls continue to show that a majority of Catholics believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld. But whatever the personal choice of people who identify as Catholic, church leaders are committed to ending legal abortion.

Fran Hall draws one of the last hearts as people paint red hearts to complete the approximately 150,000 hearts being painted onto the National Covid Memorial Wall to commemorate all those who have died of coronavirus, on the Thames Embankment opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, on April 8, 2021.

How to think about a memorial

How can we best mark this moment — a time when a million deaths from COVID-19 loom large — and we can’t be sure how high that number will climb before the pandemic can be called an endemic?

Eliana Marcela Rendon, cries as she is held by her husband, Edilson Valencia, after they witnessed the death of Rendon's grandmother, Carmen Evelia Toro, at her bedside at North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset, N.Y., on April 19, 2020.

Our responsibility to remember the faces of COVID-19

As a nation, we are failing to process the grief and loss that surrounds us.