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Glenda Savitz held her 2-year-old daughter, Samantha, while signing the word

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When a Newton family welcomed a baby who is deaf, 20 neighbors learned sign language

This is the story of how American Sign Language became a second tongue on part of Islington Road.

// Real estate tycoon’s investment trust sues his son — and he responds in kind

Joel Marcus, who owns 4.8 million square feet of lab and office space in Cambridge, is embroiled in a spectacular legal battle with his 40-year-old son.

// Official’s use of n-word in class discussion on racial language plunges Cambridge into controversy

Emily Dexter’s apology did little to quell some students who say their concerns about racial insensitivity have long been ignored by elected officials and district leaders.

Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer publisher of blackmail

The magazine, owned by an ally of President Trump, had published an expose of Bezos’s alleged extramarital relationship with a TV personality.

// For immigrants in Boston’s court, the shutdown will reverberate for years

Nearly 4,000 Massachusetts immigration cases are being held up as the backlog grows, according to a research group at Syracuse University that tracks federal immigration figures.

// Warren sought to rip off bandaid on native heritage last year. But she left out the apology

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to offer an apology has become an unwelcome distraction that threatens to slow her momentum days before her formal campaign announcement.