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AP FACT CHECK: Biden's Shaky Claims on Jobs, Gasoline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting that government policies can make a difference in improving the economy, President Joe Biden went too far Thursday in taking credit for job growth since taking office. He also made a dubious suggestion that wrongdoing is behind higher gasoline prices — something that his administration will...
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Joseph H. Albee Sr.

Joseph Hilton “Joe” Albee Sr. of Leominster, Massachusetts died on Sept. 14, 2021. Joe was born in Wiscasset, Maine on Feb. 11, 1933, the son of Hilton and Mary Anne (Doherty) Albee. Joe graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School with the Class of ’50. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering in 1954 from the University of Maine. After college, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and served in Okinawa, Tokyo and Thailand as a topographic surveyor.
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Massachusetts Gov. Baker nominates Justice Cathleen Campbell as associate justice of the superior court

Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Cathleen Campbell as Associate Justice of the Superior Court. Justice Campbell currently serves as Associate Justice of the Cambridge District Court and has more than 25 years of legal experience. “Justice Campbell is a committed public servant, having long served the Commonwealth in various legal...
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College students are back, and they brought their appetites

Students filing into a local pizza joint for a slice or two between classes. Lines stretching down the stairs of the late-night cookie store steps from a dormitory. As campuses come alive for the first fully in-person semester since spring 2020, nearby restaurants are reaping the benefits ― students are back in town, and they’re hungry.

Mills College trustees approve merger with Northeastern University next July

Mills College in Oakland is merging with Northeastern University following approval Tuesday by the Mills College board of trustees. The merger is subject to regulatory and other approvals but is expected to be effective July 1 of next year. Mills College, once an all-women’s college, will then be gender-inclusive and known as Mills College at Northeastern University.

How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion (Hardcover)

Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, pioneering research psychologist David DeSteno shows why religious practices and rituals are so beneficial to those who follow them—and to anyone, regardless of their faith (or lack thereof). Scientists are beginning to discover what believers have known for a long time: the rewards...

Model slams photographer who advised she ‘didn’t eat’ until next photoshoot

A model is garnering praise on TikTok after slamming a photographer for suggesting that she “didn’t eat” for two weeks to “look skinnier” at the next shoot. TikTok user @thewizardliz said a clothing brand reached out to her over Instagram and said they liked her look. She had modeled before but wasn’t really interested in continuing the career. Still, she decided to take the job opportunity anyway.

At Mills College, excitement and relief over merger with Northeastern

At Mills College, excitement and relief over merger with Northeastern. When Mills College students received an email on Tuesday from the school’s president announcing that the merger with Northeastern University was a done deal, Mills second-year student Annalise Totten felt joy and relief. “I was with my friends at the...

How to resist and counter today’s flood of fake news

From lies about election fraud to bogus anti-vaccine claims, a torrent of misinformation has been flowing through our society. And it is dangerous. Despite a pandemic, many people have refused to wear masks. It runs contrary to the best available public-health advice. Yet many people have heard some voices say masks aren’t necessary. These people may be misinformed or floating some hidden agenda. But the result is the same. People have gotten COVID-19 who might have avoided it with masks.

UPDATE: Some Mills Alumni Critical of Merger with Northeastern University

OAKLAND (KPIX) — On Tuesday, Mills College in Oakland voted to merge with Northeastern University and will now officially be known as Mills College at Northeastern University. School leaders say it was necessary for financial reasons, but some alumni think it means the end of the college’s historic mission. For most of its 169 years, Mills College has been a college for women only. But Mills President Beth Hillman said excluding half the population hasn’t been a successful business model of late. “Student haven’t sought to study at Mills in the numbers that would enable us to continue that same formulation that we...

George Wein obituary

In the early 1950s the resort of Newport, Rhode Island, was notable principally for the vast palaces erected along its Atlantic shoreline by the barons of American banking, business and industry, where the loudest noises were the creaking of yacht timbers and the tinkling of ice in pre-dinner cocktails. Then...