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EDITORIAL: Auschwitz guard’s trial necessary for justice

A former Auschwitz guard, Reinhold Hanning, went on trial Thursday for potentially being an accessory to mass murder, the BBC reported. Hanning, 94, escorted death camp prisoners to gas chambers, prosecutors said. Hanning denied taking part in mass murder, but he acknowledged he was a guard. Because of Hanning’s age, the trials have to occur in two-hour increments. Three other […]

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EDITORIAL: North Carolina’s welfare drug tests condemn poor

North Carolina released results of a 2013 law that requires welfare applicants to undergo self-funded drug tests. Of the 7,600 applicants, 89 were referred to drug testing and 21 tested positive, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Social workers interviewed welfare applicants to determine which ones needed to undergo drug tests, which are also required from applicants who have been convicted […]

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EDITORIAL: Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council won’t halt cyberbullying

EDITORIAL: Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council won’t halt cyberbullying

Twitter trolls beware — Twitter unveiled its Twitter Trust and Safety Council Tuesday to handle cases of online abuse. The council is made up of around 40 anti-harassment organizations, according to its site, and will review Twitter’s new proposals and products and ensure users are operating and tweeting in a safe environment. Patricia Cartes, Twitter’s head of global policy outreach, […]

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EDITORIAL: Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright wrong about female voters and Hillary Clinton

EDITORIAL: Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright wrong about female voters and Hillary Clinton

The world of feminism is imploding. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday and said, “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” implying that young women support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders because they’re chasing the boys on his campaign. And at a New Hampshire rally Saturday, Madeleine Albright, […]

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EDITORIAL: At-risk youth need more than money

Money can’t solve everything, but try telling that to the Washington D.C. government. A new publicly funded program will target 200 at-risk youths to take part in life planning and behavioral therapy programs, The Guardian reported Sunday. If the minors stay out of crime for six months, they get a $1,000 monthly stipend for nine months. The program would cost $4.9 […]

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OP-ED: Let your voice be heard, spread the word, vote Super Tuesday

OP-ED: Let your voice be heard, spread the word, vote Super Tuesday

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Friends, Neighbors and Constituents: I am a lifelong Democrat and lifelong Boston resident. I attended high school in a neighboring town, and later graduated from Boston University and the London School of Economics. We live in a highly diverse and prominent […]

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EDITORIAL: Martin Shkreli pleads Fifth, still annoys

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli testified in front of Congress Thursday, invoking the Fifth Amendment on almost every question, NPR reported. The only question he did answer was about the pronunciation of his name. Shkreli, also facing federal fraud charges, was called into a congressional hearing to speak about how he raised the price of a life-saving drug used to treat […]

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EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

Sometimes the guilty aren’t always so guilty. A record of 149 exonerations occurred in 2015, according to a recent report from The National Registry of Exonerations. Of those exonerations, two-thirds were minorities and half were African-American. Since 2011, the number of exonerations in the United States has more than doubled, the report said. 2015 was also the year with the […]

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EDITORIAL: To fight patriarchy, women should be eligible for draft

All could soon be fair in drafting for a war. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, said they support women registering for the draft in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, The Washington Post reported. This follows Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s December decision to open up all combat roles to women […]

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EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

EDITORIAL: Boston Latin School has race problem

Students are accusing Boston Latin School, one of the top public high schools in the state, of fostering a racist environment, The New York Times reported. This news follows a video posted by two Boston Latin students, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau, urging their peers and Boston Latin alumni to spread in the hashtag #BlackAtBLS to raise awareness of racism […]

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