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Steve Bannon

Nine GOP members stood for principle over party

They joined the Democratic majority in a 229-209 vote referring the criminal contempt of Congress charge against Steve Bannon.

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Mitchell Joseph Valdes Sosa, the director of the Cuban Neurosciences Center, walks past a photo of Fidel Castro on Sept. 13 of this year before a press conference in Havana about symptoms reported by US and Canadian diplomats in 2016 and 2017, commonly referred to as “Havana syndrome."

National security rethought, again

Time is not on our side in regard to climate change. Wouldn’t it be the ideal time to cooperate with other world powers to meet the challenges ahead?

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A fan held up a sign mocking the Astros sign-stealing scandal during Game 3 of the ALCS Monday at Fenway Park.

A loud banging on that ‘lyric little bandbox’ that is Fenway Park

In 1960, John Updike called Fenway Park a "lyric little bandbox of a ballpark." But lately, the crowds there have gone wild — maybe a little too loud for some people.

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Can’t shake the way a Boston accent is an echo of a brutal past

A political campaign where the candidate emphasizes her accent can be scary to many people in this area.

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Former secretary of state Colin Powell stands alongside his official State Department portrait following the unveiling in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department in Washington on Dec. 7, 2009. He died Monday of COVID-related complications, and had been vaccinated.

Powell’s COVID-related passing stirs a voice from the Black community

Heed the science and get these necessary shots.

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Students walk across campus at MIT in this March 2020 file photo.

In scrapping professor’s lecture, MIT gives us a good look at the ills of cancel culture

If higher education matters at all, universities should be seeking out, not silencing, speakers who confront controversial ideas.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is interviewed at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., in this July 6 file photo.

A teachable moment on race if ever there was one, and Concord school blew it

A protest against Hannah-Jones’s talk would have provided an important learning opportunity for Middlesex students: that many Americans still cannot reconcile themselves to the horrors of slavery and the Jim Crow era that followed.

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Third-grader Miyasha Young wears a mask during summer school at the Horace Mann School in Salem in this August file photo.

Baker is misguided in easing rule on masks in schools

The vaccines offer strong protection, but breakthrough infections and COVID-related deaths show that they are not a magic shield.