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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - MA: Reproductive Health

Protesters in Boston denounce anti-abortion violence, holding a sign to honor Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who was murdered in Kansas in 2009. (Tim Pierce/Wikipedia)

BOSTON — Physicians for Reproductive Health says a recent threat against an abortion clinic in Chicago has rattled providers across the country. Massachusetts is no stranger to anti-abortion violence. In 1994, an anti-abortion activist fatally shot two people and injured five at abortion cli

The signature fund-raising cocktails for Sipping for Sisterhood included Simone Biles and Amelia Earhart. (Sportello Boston/Instagram)

BOSTON – Patrons of a few Boston area bars are making some decisions that are a lot more important than “Shaken or stirred?" Local nightspots are raising money to help organizations like Planned Parenthood and The Yellowhammer Fund, in response to the restrictive abortion laws being pa

Pregnant women are advised not to eat fish with high mercury levels, one of the reasons some are concerned about the new head of the EPA's deregulatory agenda, including efforts to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule. (Dale Cruse/Flickr)

AMHERST, Mass. – A group of ten moms visited Capitol Hill this week to oppose Andrew Wheeler's confirmation as EPA administrator. This environmental fight is personal for one Massachusetts mother. Gazit Chaya Nkosi says her child suffered from lead poisoning as a baby. Now, the Amherst wom

Women are much more likely to develop thyroid disorders than men, although the reasons are not well understood. (ryanrao/Pixabay)

BOSTON – January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and thyroid medication is among the most prescribed in the U.S. Levothyroxine, a common thyroid supplement, is currently the second most filled drug at American pharmacies, according to data from GoodRx. So why is thyroid medication so popular?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on the steps of the Supreme Court, told the crowd,

BOSTON – A fight is already brewing over the replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement this week. President Donald Trump said he'll begin work on choosing Kennedy's replacement "immediately," and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell announced

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