H-1B visa program for tech workers slows under Trump

Officials have markedly increased the number of challenges to special worker visas, forcing some companies and academic institutions to wait months to fill jobs.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, in the Capitol last week.

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Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Senator Dianne Feinstein may be provoking a constitutional conflict

Feinstein doesn?t seem to understand that the president can?t be charged with a crime for merely exercising his authority under Article 2.

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The investigation stems from a Globe report that detailed accusations from four men who alleged that Stanley Rosenberg?s husband sexually assaulted or harassed them.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Walker_110417_05vahospital_18465x.jpg Moulton wants Franken out, rips Pelosi for Conyers response

The Salem Democrat made the comments Tuesday on ?Meet The Press Daily.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/comeytrump1.jpg One advantage Comey has over Trump in the Michael Flynn dispute

It?s President Trump?s word against James Comey?s word, but Comey?s key advantage is that he took notes.

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Before claims of his abuse of women were exposed, the disgraced producer pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus.

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Instructors have discussed allegations against Harvey Weinstein, as well as power imbalances, sexual harassment at film festivals, and how students might respond to unwanted advances.

Hillary Clinton spoke during Tuesday?s fund-raising gala for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

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Hillary Clinton speaks at Big Sister Boston gala

Citing her mother?s upbringing, the former presidential candidate espoused kindness

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Recent allegations of sexual misconduct by conductor James Levine set off a wave of reactions through the classical music world, from Chicago to New York to Boston.

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A Plymouth judge heard opening arguments and viewed video evidence in the extraordinary trial, which got underway Tuesday.

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If you?re trying to fight yesterday?s cyber attacks, you?ve already failed

Fighting hackers is a full-time job, which is why one local university is developing a new cyber-security program.

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Steve Bannon spoke Tuesday in Fairhope, Ala., during a rally for US Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Bannon tells Roy Moore?s supporters: ?They want to take your voice away?

The former White House adviser also took a shot at Mitt Romney, saying he won a draft deferment because of his religion.

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Kenzie Kent joined Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale as double-winners at the annual sports awards program.

Globe Santa

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The college freshman wants the younger kids to ?have something special to look forward to.?


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan-14335.tif Tom Brady?s sideline outburst: Bad behavior or strong leadership?

The QB?s clash with his offensive coordinator can be the kind of thing that gets some players in trouble.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rex_Trump_meets_with_business_owners_9258484E.jpg A Tufts professor ?broke Twitter? with this thread about Trump?s staff treating him like a toddler

?It just became a way to remind people that he wasn?t going to grow up.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/06smokeshop1-6369.jpg As a second Smoke Shop opens, we can crown Andy Husbands our meat maven

It?s opening night at the Seaport?s Smoke Shop barbecue joint, and Husbands walks us through the finer points of carving.

For three months this past summer, the Stowe native traveled around Massachusetts to record the video.

351 cities and towns. 351 notes. One ukulele love song to Massachusetts

Noah Wisch, an Emerson College senior, filmed himself playing one note on his ukulele across the entire state and turned it into a video.

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The clubs escaped outright banishment, but members will continue to face some sanctions in keeping with the college?s current policy, president Drew Faust announced Tuesday.

Dave Epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/01012010_01firstnight_photo8.1-7466779.jpg Things are about to turn cold, so what does that mean for snow?

After a mild slug of air passes through on Tuesday and Wednesday, things are going to turn colder as we head into the weekend.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his support for a decision that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

This year, there is concern that vaccination will be less effective than usual at preventing the spread of the flu.

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Bad news on the flu: Season striking early and will peak around the holidays

Flu season has arrived early this year in Massachusetts, according to public health officials who are urging residents to get a flu vaccine.

Health & Wellness | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/fitness1210alt%20.jpg Working out with a buddy, also in recovery, helped me stay sober and get fit

Exercise filled the time I used to spend at bars, and having a friend to work out with helped me keep at it.

Pat Ferrone helped put together the Nativity scene outside the St. Susanna Church in Dedham.

List of mass shootings placed inside nativity scene at Dedham church

Pastor Stephen Josoma said the goal is to get people talking about what more can be done to bring peace on earth.

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Republicans are wishing away the best available analyses of their tax proposal in favor of magical thinking.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/muck1105altimage-2940[1].jpg He put BSO on the map ? then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world?s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston?s famed orchestra.

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Holiday Arts Preview

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?Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Pregnancy%20illo.jpg Pregnant women who need medications face risky guessing game

Congress last year created an NIH task force to study why pregnant women can?t get reliable answers on medication use.


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