BOSTON (AP) - A bill overwhelmingly approved by state lawmakers seeks to usher in a new era of bilingual education in Massachusetts by giving local school districts more flexibility in teaching students who are still learning English. The bill, which is awaiting Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's signature, essentially rolls back a 2002 ballot question that instead set an "English immersion" policy for the state. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's said he's reviewing the bill.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago. BU Provost Jean Morrison says in a letter sent Friday to faculty the findings follow a 13-month investigation into the former student's allegations against David Marchant, which date back to 1999. Marchant's attorney says he plans to appeal the investigation's finding. If unsuccessful, BU says Marchant could be terminated.
BOSTON (AP) - A few dozen free speech advocates have rallied peacefully on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters. The "Rally for the Republic" event was held Saturday by conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston Free Speech. Rally speakers warned that free speech was under threat and accused Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups of being terrorist organizations. At least 100 counterprotesters showed up to the Common. Boston police say two were arrested.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives is releasing 10,744 more records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Some have never been previously disclosed. Friday's release of Kennedy records is the fifth so far this year.
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