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Up until last Friday there had been 420 spacewalks and men were there for every one. On Friday, NASA reached a milestone when American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir donned space suits, stepped outside the International Space Station and took part in the first all-female spacewalk.

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Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians – a game in which the Cubs won their first championship in over a century – you learned that the Indians had collaborated with gamblers to intentionally throw th…

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An artist’s project in Durham, New Hampshire, and Essex, Massachusetts, is intended to help people imagine how climate change might affect the ground they’re standing on.

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Up until last Friday there had been 420 spacewalks and men were there for every one. On Friday, NASA reached a milestone when American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir donned space suits, stepped outside the International Space Station and took part in the first all-female spacewalk.

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Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians – a game in which the Cubs won their first championship in over a century – you learned that the Indians had collaborated with gamblers to intentionally throw th…

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An artist’s project in Durham, New Hampshire, and Essex, Massachusetts, is intended to help people imagine how climate change might affect the ground they’re standing on.

Beto O’Rourke has a terrible idea. The Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman wants the U.S. government to take away the tax-exempt status of religious organizations — including churches and mosques — that oppose same-sex marriage.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Once again, the name of one of North America’s signature freedom fighters — an enigmatic leader variously described as a pioneer and a madman, a man regarded either as the founding father of Manitoba or a reckless revolutionary, a figure all but unknown below the Canadia…

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In the 25 years I’ve spent working as a school psychologist and professor of school psychology, I’ve never seen so much federal, state and local money spent to “harden” school buildings and campuses.

Sometime before the end of this year, a federal task force is expected to release a report on the effect of drug shortages on the nation's health care system. It should be an eye-opener for Congress and for the general public, as emerging evidence paints a picture of a drug delivery infrastr…

If numbers tell the story, Keolis and the MBTA have been winning over commuter rail passengers since the disastrous winter of 2015, when record snowfalls had trains stuck on the tracks and subway passengers sometimes freezing in the dark.

A college cheating scandal unfolding in a federal courtroom 25 miles south of here, in Boston, may as well be a world away. Families of wealth, class and privilege — including a handful of Hollywood notables — gave piles of cash to a phony nonprofit in order to buy their children entry to to…

The first week of October, a record breaking heat wave engaged the central states, and the southern and eastern seaboards of the United States.

Recently, officials from Wisconsin’s geographically largest county declared the second Monday in October, which this year falls on Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day.

At the start of October, the European Court of Justice handed down an important decision regarding Facebook that should be generating extensive debate, but so far has not. Implications for freedom of speech are profound.

For every first responder, police officer, firefighter and EMT in the small towns where some think “nothing ever happens,” after 32 years and 10 months, my eyes tell a different story.

Thanks to a newly released trove of U.S. official correspondence, the world now knows just how clumsily the Trump administration tried to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to serve its political ends.

It likely comes as no surprise to anyone trying to manage a household budget that the cost of health care in Massachusetts continues to outpace personal income. What may be less well known is the fact that much of that increase is being driven by drug companies raising prices on popular drug…

It’s been almost 300 days since state Sen. Marc Pacheco, chairman of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, and his House colleague, state Rep. Ruth Balser, issued a New Year’s resolution calling for climate solutions, including net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The reso…

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