Arun Rath

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Korean War Soldier Receives Proper Burial In Mass. Hometown

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Army medic killed in Korea in 1950 was brought back to Hawaii after the war as an unknown soldier. New tests have been able to identify him, and he was returned to Holyoke, Mass., for burial.


Lethal Opiates Delivered By Mail From China, Killing Addicts In The U.S.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Carfentanil's a highly potent opioid. It is blamed for hundreds of lethal overdoses. Much of it reaches the U.S. from China, via the U.S. Postal Service. Now, China's announced a ban on the substance.


'Out Of Gitmo': Released Guantanamo Detainee Struggles In His New Home

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are former detainees still a threat or just desperate to rebuild their lives? In partnership with PBS's Frontline, Arun Rath traveled to Serbia to find out why it's so difficult to relocate the men.


Trump Inherits Guantanamo's Remaining Detainees

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Despite President Obama's executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, dozens of detainees from the war on terrorism are still there.


American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kurt Andersen follows the yellow brick road through America’s favorite story and discovers places in the Land of Oz more wonderful, and weirder, than you ever imagined.

This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

Friday, September 23, 2016

Harry Selker has spent his life trying to come up with better ways to keep people from dying of heart attacks. Now he's intent on figuring out if a simple, cheap medication could be a game changer.


Guantanamo's Camp 5 Closes As Detainee Population Shrinks

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Camp 5, built in 2003 when it seemed the Guantanamo Bay facility was there to stay, will be converted, in part, into a medical clinic. It was where "non-compliant" detainees once were held.


Lawyers For Sept. 11 Plotters Try To Save Defendants From Death Penalty

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Defense attorneys in the military commissions of the alleged 9/11 plotters are throwing up roadblock after roadblock to increase the chances of saving their clients from the death penalty. The government could make the case go a lot quicker, they say, if prosecutors took that danger off the table.


Crowds Pay Tribute To Dallas' Fallen Officers At Makeshift Memorial

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The memorial came together in front of the police department — flowers, pictures, messages of support from individuals and communities. Large numbers of people are stopping by, paying their respects.


Hearing Topic For Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Shifts To Defendants' Rights

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

At Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the focus of a hearing has shifted to a probe of defendants' rights. Five men, accused of planning or supporting the Sept. 11 attacks, claim they've been mistreated in prison.


For Mass. High School Students, New Transgender Rules Are The Old Normal

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Public schools in Massachusetts aren't rushing to comply with President Obama's instructions for bathrooms and transgender students — the state has had that rule on the books for nearly 5 years.


Meth Lab Chemist Who Spent Years Getting High On Job Creates Chaos For Massachusetts Justice System

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A new report from the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General's office details egregious misconduct and extensive drug use on the job by a former employee of the state crime lab.


Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants

Monday, May 02, 2016

On Sunday night, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus featured elephants for the last time. The circus elephants are retiring to Florida.


Boston Marathon Turns 120 — Just 3 Years After Deadly Bombing

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Since the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the event has come to represent the city's resilience. What's changed in the wake of more recent terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino?


History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

Sunday, March 06, 2016

On Friday, the Dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow, endorsed a recommendation to change the school's official shield. That's because the shield contains the crest of Isaac Royall, a plantation owner, slave trader and justice of the peace from Antigua whose endowment of land helped establish the school. The ...


Harvard Law School's Crest Could Fall Beneath A Wave Of Student Protest

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Harvard Law School is considering changing its official seal, which currently honors a slaveholder who was an early donor to the school. That's in response to student protests.


Home Of Revolutionary War's First Shots Wants To Ban Assault Weapons

Sunday, February 21, 2016

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'Today We Are His Family': Teen Volunteers Mourn Those Who Died Alone

Monday, January 25, 2016

When a body goes unclaimed in Boston, it may receive a burial at a city cemetery. Students at a nearby boys' school are among those who volunteer to be pallbearers for people they've never met.


In 2016, States Expected To Ramp Up Ideas To Solve Opiate Abuse

Friday, January 01, 2016

Addiction will be on the agenda for a lot of state legislatures in the coming year. Overdose deaths related to abuse of prescription opioids and heroin are setting records across the country.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.