R S Richardson

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What Boston Means To America

As a city, Boston is at the crux of this country's past, present and future.<p>This was brought home on April 15 — Tax Day, Patriots Day, Marathon Day — when two deadly bombs exploded on historic Boylston Street near the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.<p>The tragic blasts …

European Union Report Details Growth Of Human Trafficking

More than 23,600 people were victims of human trafficking in Europe during a recent three-year period, according to a new European Union report that says the problem is growing worse. Its authors say the official figures do not come close to describing the crime, which has "hundreds of thousands of …

Interest on government student loans set to double this summer

The interest rate on new government-subsidized Stafford loans is set to double on July 1 – to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent – unless Congress acts to stop it. And there’s no guarantee it will.<p>In his budget plan released on Wednesday, President Obama proposed having the interest rates on new Stafford …

How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians

Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.<p>A study released Monday sheds new light on last week's foofaraw over President Obama's comment that his friend and supporter California …

The Steubenville Rape Case Is Back — Are Parents at Party Houses to Blame?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The long and potentially dead-end grand jury process is underway in the rape case in Steubenville, …