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Boston Tech Watch: Notarize, Optimus Ride, LogRocket & More

The self-driving cars are coming (to a gated development near you). Board additions at a novel tech startup. Another big funding round for an industrial 3D printing startup. The Endeavor v. QinetiQ robot competition’s final chapter. Read on for more.—Online notary startup Notarize is adding senior LogMeIn and State Street executives to its board. The Boston-based tech company says Larry D’Angelo, LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) chief sales officer, and Jack Klinck, former head of global strategy at Stat...
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Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have spoken at Ebenezer […]
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Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti worse than at first thought

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought. Fall River police said Thursday in a Facebook post that they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew Cemetery. Of those 59, […]
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Rep. Seth Moulton calls for wholesale electoral reform as he inches toward a 2020 run

Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat whom advisers say is inching closer to a 2020 run, is beefing up his policy positions ahead of a potential bid, releasing a plan for wholesale electoral reform on Thursday.
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59 gravesites were vandalized with anti-Semitic symbols and language at a Massachusetts Jewish cemetery

Gravestones at the Hebrew Cemetery were marked with swastikas and derogatory phrases in black magic marker, the Fall River Police Department said.
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59 gravesites were vandalized with anti-Semitic phrases and images at a Jewish cemetery

Nearly five dozen gravesites at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were vandalized with anti-Semitic phrases and images, police said.
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Redistricting Edge Saved GOP From Deeper Midterm Losses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical an...
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'An inexcusable act': 59 graves vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, police say

Police in Massachusetts say they have opened a hate crime investigation after finding dozens of graves defaced at a Hebrew cemetery in Fall River.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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United States: Still No Right To Jury Trial – MIT 401(k) Plan Participants Not Entitled To Jury Trial Of ERISA Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims - McDermott Will & Emery

The District of Massachusetts court struck the plaintiffs' jury-trial demand in their ERISA complaint for damages and equitable relief against 401(k) plan fiduciaries.
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'An inexcusable act': 59 graves vandalized at Hebrew cemetery in Massachusetts, police say

Police in Massachusetts say they have opened a hate crime investigation after finding dozens of graves defaced at a Hebrew cemetery in Fall River.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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New USC president Carol Folt dealt with previous academic-athletic scandal

LOS ANGELES — In a news release Wednesday announcing Carol Folt as its new president, USC highlighted her previous experience as the chancellor at North Carolina when she inherited one of the worst academic fraud cases in college sports history. Folt oversaw the fallout from the scandal when her tenure began in 2013. For nearly two decades until 2011, thousands of students, including many North Carolina football and men’s basketball players, took fraudulent “paper courses” in the African and Afr...
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2020 Democrats’ new litmus test: Abolish Electoral College

The Green New Deal and “Medicare for All” are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the Massachusetts senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: “Every vote matters, and the way we can […]
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Republican senator rebukes Trump over 'deplorable' McCain comments – live

Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia condemns the president’s remarks about John McCain. Follow the latest politics newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 7.23pm GMT President Donald Trump is criticizing Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee in Ohio right now.Trump seems to be referencing a much mocked picture of Dukakis riding a tank during his campaign."I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank," Trump says at...
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Elizabeth Warren Is A Policy Heavyweight. The Media Is More Interested In Rockstars.

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions are rooted in her clear-eyed understanding of how capitalism in its current form benefits some, but not all Americans. During her appearance at a CNN town hall Monday, her first major introduction to the national stage this election cycle, the Massachusetts senator embraced this ethos by speaking about her family...
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United States: US State Breach Law Modifications Begin In 2019 With Massachusetts - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Massachusetts' breach notice law has been amended, requiring companies who suffer a data breach to provide more information to the Attorney General about the incident.
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Improved control of big power in little motors

Little motors power everything from small comforts, such as desk fans, to larger safety systems, like oven exhaust systems - but they could be more precise, according to a research team from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories. An international collaboration from Japan and Massachusetts unveiled an improved algorithm to track motor performance and speed estimation. Experiments demonstrate the potential effectiveness and advantages of the proposed algorithm: fast speed estimation transient ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Massachusetts, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Thomas Wilkins conducts Hailstork, Sierra, Price and Ellington

James Carter Hoodline Also on Saturday, Thomas Wilkins, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Germeshausen youth and family concerts conductor, makes his subscription series debut. The concert highlights the music of three African-American composers — Adolphus Hailstork, Florence Price and Duke Ellington — and a concerto Puerto Rico-born Robert Sierra wrote for the night's guest, jazz saxophonist James Carter. When: Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. Where: Boston Symphony Hall,...
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FinCEN, FBAR and other tax costs that prompt or slow U.S. expatriations

The rate of Americans giving up their citizenship has slowed in the last few years. Are lower taxes a reason for fewer expatriations? Immigration remains at the top of most news lists, especially since the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate both rejected Donald J. Trump's emergency declaration to shift funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But the reverse phenomenon of U.S. citizens formally leaving the country forever isn't getting as much attention as it has in th...
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Warren Calls for U.S. to Scrap Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren said Monday that she supports eliminating the Electoral College."My view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College," Warren told the audience at a CNN town hall at Mississippi's Jackson State University.The Massachusetts Democrat, who announced her 2020 presidential campaign last month, noted that before a general election, candidates do not visit places like Mis...
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Beto: ‘I Think There’s a Lot of Wisdom in’ Abolishing Electoral College

Beto O'Rourke endorsed fellow Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's call for the abolition of the Electoral College during a Tuesday campaign stop in Pennsylvania.“I think there's a lot to that. Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether, they don't feel like their vote really counts,” O'Rourke told MSNBC's Garrett Haake when asked about Warren's opposition to ...
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Warren: ‘Get Rid Of The Electoral College’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listed her voting rights priorities to raucous applause at Monday’s CNN town hall, hitting a crescendo with her call to “get rid of the electoral college.” “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that every vote gets counted. We need to get some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of those voter suppression laws out there right now,” she said. “And I’ll tell yo...
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District attorney: Accelerants found in home where 5 died

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have found evidence that accelerants were used to start a fire at a Massachusetts home in which a family of five was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington on Monday said investigators located evidence of an accelerant in different parts of the Sheffield home, including […]
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Warren tests 2020 message with black voters in U.S. South

Affordable housing is a chief concern for the senator from Massachusetts, who recently reintroduced a $500 billion housing plan she says will create millions of housing units and reduce rental costs by 10 percent. During meetings with housing advocates in Memphis, Tennessee, and walking tours of small Mississippi towns, Warren, who is white, tested and tailored her central message of combating income inequality to black voters, a critical Democratic voting bloc. "I'm running to be president of...
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Bioterror fears over Marburg virus, Ebola's deadlier 'cousin', as US begins $10m vaccine project

America has begun a $10m project making a vaccine to a deadly cousin of the Ebola virus considered a potential bioterrorism weapon. Finding a way to stop Marburg virus is “an urgent public health and biodefence need”, the US government said. The haemorrhagic fever virus has caused a string of deadly outbreaks in Africa since it was discovered in the 1960s. Several outbreaks have had high mortality rates, killing four-out-of-five infected. “In addition to the threat of naturally occurring infecti...
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Elizabeth Warren: Time to end the Electoral College

Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential primary candidate Elizabeth Warren called for ending the
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Plans for the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Have Been Announced, Here’s What’s Happening

When the Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the Massachusetts shore in 1620, the impact of their journey would extend far beyond the history of the New World. But Amanda Lumley doesn’t think people know the true story. And now, with the 400th anniversary coming up next year, Lumley says telling the breadth of all of it — from the Pilgrims’ time across the pond to their first interactions with the Wampanoag tribe — will be a core focus of a series of commemorative events. “We want peopl...
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Framingham cardiovascular risk prediction model from the 1990s still gives the best results

The so-called Framingham cardiovascular risk calculator was developed in 1991 on the basis of data gathered in the USA between 1968 and 1975. It is named after the town of the same name in Massachusetts, where a systematic evaluation of heart health had previously been conducted in the late 1940s.
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Harvard’s Semitic Museum: Exploring the Ancient Near East

The Harvard University campus — the whole Boston area, in fact — is filled with world class museums. The Fogg, the Busch Reisinger, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner: you’ve heard of and perhaps been to these. Do you know about the Semitic Museum, though? The Semitic Museum is part of the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Though it’s equally world class with those...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories The Easter Rising: Ireland and HistoryGlasgow in Six Statues...
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Back when first started researching my family's history I discovered my 9x great grandfather John Fobes. I couldn't find much information about him other than he was a Scotsman who'd come to Massachusetts and had originally lived in Duxbury before moving on to Bridgewater. But I did find some family trees online that fascinated me, including Scots ancestors with nicknames such as David "Trail the Axe" and  John "with the black lip" Fobes.Here's the entry for John Fobes from Nahum Mitchell's Hist...
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Warren: Time For ‘Full-Blown Conversation About Reparations’ To Black Americans

The Massachusetts senator said the country needs to talk about the injustices of slavery and "address it head on."
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