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A gate at Harvard University in Cambridge.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

As trial loomed, Harvard changed guidance for admissions officers

Harvard’s updated guidelines explicitly tell admissions officials evaluating the crop of students for the class of 2023 when to consider an applicant’s race.

Senator Claire McCaskill, on the campaign trail in Sikeston, Mo., chided her Democratic colleague Elizabeth Warren over their differences on bank regulation.

Brandon Dill/New York Times/file

Vulnerable Democratic senators jab Elizabeth Warren on campaign trail

Comments by two red-state lawmakers illustrate how Warren has become something of a political pinata for moderate Democrats.

Editorial & Opinion


Trump is wrong on birthright citizenship

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 27, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during an election rally in Murphysboro, Illinois. - President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States

The executive order on birthright citizenship would fail to address President Trump’s stated concerns, while undermining fundamental American ideals.


Trump’s birthright citizenship plan hit by local legal scholars

Soukayna Chouman was born in Boston.

By Michael Levenson

Legal scholars dismissed Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship through executive order as a legally implausible political ploy designed to gin up support among his anti-immigrant base.



The long, deadly career of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger

James “Whitey” Bulger arrived by Coast Guard helicopter in 2011 after an appearance in Boston federal court.

By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

His life played out like any number of the Hollywood movies it spawned, reflecting a Boston that is no more.