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Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law

Elizabeth Warren, the future senator, taught a class at University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia in the early 1990s.

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An exhaustive review bolsters Warren’s assertion that her claim to Native American heritage did not help her win academic jobs, even though there is evidence Harvard took advantage of it after she was hired.

// John McCain is remembered as a hero, patriot, and inspiration

Barack Obama and George W. Bush were among the speakers, and a range of politicians, foreign leaders, and friends attended a memorial service at Washington’s National Cathedral.

Kissa Owens received a $1 million settlement from Springfield police when her son, 15-year-old Delano Walker Jr., was killed during a 2009 confrontation with police.

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‘I could crush your [expletive] skull and [expletive] get away with it.’ A deep look at the Springfield police

The Western Mass. city is facing an ugly new distinction as misconduct goes unchecked.

// Clergy abuse scandal widens and deepens

The devastating grand jury report on Catholic clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania has sent fresh tremors through Catholic communities across the country.