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"Tensions rose in the historically blue-collar, majority-white town, Somerville, Mass., this week after Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone denied the police union’s request to replace the sign with another banner, one reading, 'All Lives Matter.'"

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Tensions rose in Somerville, Mass., this week after the mayor denied the police union’s request to replace the banner with one reading, “All Lives Matter.”
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"A team of researchers at McMaster University in Ontario gave mice two doses of the prototype vaccine, delivered through the nose.

When the animals were later exposed to chlamydia, vaccinated mice had fewer copies of the bacteria replicating in their systems."

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"Recent studies indicate that the drug is making seniors healthier and helping stem the tide of the opioid epidemic—all while making their health care cheaper."

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Recent studies indicate that the drug is making seniors healthier and helping stem the tide of the opioid epidemic—all while making their health care cheaper.
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"[Toronto City] Council voted 36-3 Thursday to support the services aimed at providing a safe and hygienic environment where people can inject pre-obtained drugs under a nurse’s supervision.

There are about 90 supervised injection sites worldwide, and Vancouver is the only other city in Canada with the service."

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"Tuesday night, the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether the [Citgo] sign should be given landmark status, making it a 'pending landmark' and essentially taking the first step toward adding the LED sign to a collection of Colonial-era buildings and stately greens."

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The city’s Landmarks Commission voted to study whether the giant sign that guides drivers, marathon runners and Red Sox fans should receive special status.
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"Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday. The former Democratic rivals will make a joint appearance at a New Hampshire rally 'to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,' according to the Clinton campaign."

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The Vermont senator is expected to endorse the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee on Tuesday.
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"Liberals say they are concerned about Mr. Kaine’s positions on global trade deals and Wall Street regulation."

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Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has kept a tight lid on its search for a vice-presidential candidate but was expected to make her choice known on Friday afternoon.
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"The penal system remains a source of diseases that spread among prisoners at rates far exceeding those in the communities from which they came. Of more than 10 million incarcerated people in the U.S. alone, 4 percent have HIV, 15 percent have hepatitis C, and 3 percent have active tuberculosis. These diseases are part of our criminal justice system, then, metered out and sanctioned implicitly by the state."

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Depriving people of condoms and medications puts everyone at risk.
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"Yet another elite New England prep school is plagued by scandal — this time the picturesque seaside campus of St. George’s, which has only recently confronted a largely concealed, decades-long history of sexual abuse by predatory teachers, staff, and students. Benjamin Wallace interviews survivors, parents, and the headmaster to see how its search for healing brought fresh anguish."

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Yet another elite New England prep school is plagued by scandal—this time the picturesque seaside campus of St. George’s, which has only recently confronted a largely concealed, decades-long history of sexual abuse by predatory teachers, staff, and students.
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"The unusual designations, something like the legal status that corporations possess, came out of agreements between New Zealand’s government and Maori groups. The two sides have argued for years over guardianship of the country’s natural features."

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In a deal with Maori groups, Parliament has agreed on a way to protect natural features without them being owned by anyone, including the state.
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"Sheridan is not the only person who awoke one morning to find his home had been transformed into an enormous Poké-gym. After tweeting about his tale, three or four more people across the United States contacted him to say that their homes—which were also former churches—appeared as gyms in the game too."

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Due to data flukes, private homes are being besieged by the game’s players.
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The modern version of "literacy" tests at polls...

"Critics of the test — which includes 40 questions covering subjects such as Danish film, the functioning of local government and, of course, the Vikings — say that it is too tough, and that even many Danes would be hard-pressed to pass it."

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The government, which has been tightening rules on immigration, has made little effort to hide the goal of the exam: to make it significantly harder to become Danish.
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