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‘I been in hell all my life’

Shaquille Brown enters court room for a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court.

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At 22, Shaquille Brown was leaving Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center with no job prospects and no money. He wanted a better life, but couldn’t imagine how it would happen.

yvonne abraham

Hello friends, it’s been a while

Lie low for a few days, the doctor said, and your concussion symptoms should fade. That was four months ago. The way back has been weird, scary, but also, oddly, an education.

Incoming freshmen members of the House of Representatives from both parties took a group photo outside the Capitol this month.

Despite youthful blue wave, age and power still intertwined in Washington

Perhaps most jarring to this year’s freshmen, three Democrats in their late 70s are running unopposed in elections this week for the top leadership spots in the House.

The Harvard University admissions office in Cambridge.

What’s next for Harvard’s affirmative action case? It’s complicated

Legal experts say it’s possible that Supreme Court may give the case a pass, given the complexity of the arguments, the racially tense climate of the country, and the fact that they’ve grappled with the issue as recently as 2016.