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August 14, 2018


Cartoon series aims to explain addiction

Addiction awareness advocates hope a new cartoon series aimed at explaining the science behind addiction — and addressing some misconceptions — leads to more understanding about the disease. The series from the Addiction Policy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based partnership of addiction awareness advocates, launched July 16 on YouTube. The first episode, “The Hijacker,” explains how

Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.7 percent to 2,751.60 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 22,662.74. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.1 percent to 28,133.97 and South Korea’s

It’s Round 3 of Trump’s nuke-foe M.O.

WASHINGTON — The snapback sanctions against Iran set to go in effect today — a result of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal — are the latest example of the Trump Doctrine that has emerged with America’s nuclear-armed adversaries. The approach: Use “maximum pressure” — or in the case of Russia, effusive charm

‘World was a better place with you in it’

MASHPEE — The young widow of a retired U.S. Marine killed in a horrifying head-on crash on Cape Cod marched behind her husband’s casket yesterday while cradling the couple’s newborn daughter in an infant carrier. Kara Quinn, who recently gave birth to their daughter, Logan, was the focal point of a packed Christ the King

Young Retrograde by Holiday Mathis

No one is born knowing how best to allot time and resources to get results. It has to be figured out as we go. Today’s Venus/Mars trine favors the trial-and-error process with results still in the realm of predictability. Enjoy that while the Uranus retrograde is still young. As it gathers momentum, odd surprises will

Shark tale swimming in Hollywood drama

A scene that could have been right out of the movie “Jaws” unfolded in the waters off Cape Cod as a great white shark lunged out of the ocean at shark researcher Greg Skomal as he stood on a railing at the bow of the boat. “The shark came out of the water and I

Democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez can help Ayanna Pressley shore up base

The socialist congressional candidate from New York who has rocketed to national stardom will likely be traveling to Massachusetts to campaign for congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley, a top aide tells the Herald. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, who shocked Democrats by beating powerful New York incumbent congressman Joe Crowley, is expected to blitz the 7th Congressional District

3 BPL workers on leave amid probe

Three Boston Public Library facilities managers are on unpaid leave as BPL investigates their actions — but the library, only a few years removed from major controversy, is remaining a closed book on what happened. BPL spokeswoman Lisa Pollack confirmed the library system placed the three people on administrative leave as of July 18, and

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