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The suicide rate at the Department of Correction, Massachusetts is at an alarmingly high rate with the victims being the correction officers themselves. The problem has grown to the extent where it has drawn the attention of lawmakers and even forced the government to form a commission to study the phenomenon that occurs in these prisons.   It has come to the attention of Natasha Frost who...

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Phil McTigue’s has seen quite the contrast in his life. From shielding lawyers and judges conducting war crime trials and helping military units scoop up war criminals in Kosovo, to aiding an intelligence task force in its search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and flying around in Russian helicopters raiding Taliban-run opium farms in Afghanistan, he has done it all. Later, he has...

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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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landsmark

An appointee to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Boston Planning and Development Agency Board of Directors, Landsmark joined Northeastern University this year as Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Ted Landsmark’s current research draws upon efforts by cities to address demographic changes and racial inequities, resilience, gentrification and affordability, global economic needs and local education, waterfront development, re-branding through design, and data-driven management to...

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bush

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was the last in an “older breed of politicians” who treated the presidency with “the respect it deserves as quoted by Costas Panagopoulos, a Political Science professor at Northeastern University. Bush died at the age of 94 years. Panagopoulos feels, “He was the epitome of class and elegance.” He was a very humble public servant...

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pardon

Recently, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, adding that he wouldn’t do so, however, because he’s “done nothing wrong.” Trump was responding to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian agents during the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice. The president’s tweet was in line with a similar statement by his legal advisor,...

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transgender

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.” Recently, U.S. President...

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president's

 A few days back, The Washington Post reported that President Donald J. Trump “has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself” in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Shortly after, one of the president’s personal attorneys denied it, saying that Trump’s legal team is not looking into the question of whether the president can pardon himself.   The report touched off a...

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body language

It was hard not to notice President Donald Trump’s body language during his State of the Union (SOTU) address. Throughout his 80-minute speech, he frequently raised his eyebrows, lifted his chin, and angled his body to his left to face his supporters. What do these nonverbal cues mean? According to Laura Dudley, assistant clinical professor of applied behavior analysis at Northeastern University, the answer lies in the...

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