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As drug development flounders, people fearing Alzheimer’s embrace lifestyle changes

Many healthy people haunted by the specter of Alzheimer’s are turning to research that suggests lifestyle changes might help stave off the disease.

Vanessa Okumu, a 26-year-old asylum seeker, fled her home in Uganda because “I couldn’t take the constant harassment.”

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In Worcester, a safe haven for gay immigrants

Drawn by word of mouth and desperate Internet searches, more than 150 gay and transgender men and women — mostly from Africa and the Caribbean — have made the Hadwen Park Congregational Church the foundation for a better life.


// Donald Hall, former US poet laureate and bard of New Hampshire’s Eagle Pond, dies at 89

Along with his tenure as US poet laureate, Mr. Hall was the winner of numerous honors and prizes in poetry, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

// AG Maura Healey’s ruling could slow Mass. marijuana industry

Healey says municipal officials can unilaterally prohibit weed companies for another year — without polling residents.

In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, D-Mass., speaks after touring the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Capuano was part of a Congressional delegation visiting sites along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Democrats flood border, demanding answers on immigrant child separations

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Katherine Clark and Mike Capuano of Massachusetts were among more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers who traveled to the Southern border this weekend in a blue wave of outrage.