Boston to boost scrutiny of school workers’ records

Boston Public Schools, in a push to beef up background checks on employees, will fingerprint its staff and scour court documents.

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Caregivers taking on more complex medical tasks

Legions of baby boomers are caring for aging parents and shouldering more complicated nursing tasks.

With Cuban help, Kennedy library gets Hemingway trove

Ernest Hemingway’s life in the island nation, much of it obscured during years of US-Cuba distrust, is being illuminated through previously unavailable documents.

Gabrielle Giffords, who left Congress to focus on her recovery after being shot in the head, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday in Boston by Caroline Kennedy

Gabrielle Giffords honored by JFK Library

The former congresswoman received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for crusading for gun control after surviving a 2011 shooting rampage.

Fire filled the sky over Damascus early Sunday in this video, which has been authenticated by Associated Press.

Blasts jolt Syria; blame put on Israel

Four huge explosions just west of Damascus shook the ground, creating fiery mushroom-shaped clouds and brightening the night sky.

Rebecca Murphy, a social worker, helped Marathon bombing victims and their families.

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After bombings, hospitals turn to healing their own

In the weeks since the attack, caregivers have reported persistent anxiety, sleeplessness, or trouble shaking images of the bombings’ aftermath.

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Marathon bombing suspects, spoke to media  Sunday outside the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester.

Cambridge won’t bury Marathon bombing suspect

City officials said they would not allow the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be buried in the city’s cemetery.

Marathon bombing response spurs questions

Some minority residents in Boston are wondering why they have not seen a surge of response in their own crime-stricken communities.

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UMass Dartmouth a shaken campus

Chancellor Divina Grossman, who is completing her first year at the helm of the school, finds herself presiding over an institution in crisis.

Dr. Johanna Lantz discussed her observations with an associate, Matt Northrup.

Northeastern team puts patients first in health tech

Students and faculty are developing devices and apps to monitor patients and give feedback they can act on.