CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard University. Graduating seniors are expected to hear from Biden at a ceremony starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The Democrat served six terms as a U.S. senator for Delaware before becoming vice president under Barack Obama in 2009. He left office this year and is leading policy institutes at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old billionaire and his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped by Quincy High School on Tuesday and made a donation to the school. Zuckerberg says in a Facebook post the couple had stopped by the school on their way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Zuckerberg is set to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A former University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student charged with supplying a fatal dose of heroin to another student working as a police informant is getting underway. Opening statements in Jesse Carrillo's trial on involuntary manslaughter and heroin distribution charges are expected Wednesday. Authorities allege Carrillo, of Derry, New Hampshire, provided the heroin that caused Eric Sinacori's death in his off-campus apartment in October 2013.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is among a group of senators that is trying to make some types of hearing aids more easily accessible and more affordable. Collins, a Republican, is sponsoring the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 along with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. The senators say only about 14 percent of people with hearing loss use assistive hearing technology such as hearing aids, and one of the biggest obstacles is price.
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