BOSTON (AP) - The former mayor of New Orleans is being honored for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials. Mitch Landrieu will be presented Sunday night with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for standing behind his decision to take down four monuments. The award recognized Landrieu for taking the action despite legal challenges and outright threats.
BOSTON (AP) - A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump are addressing graduates at Boston University's commencement. U.S. Rep. John Lewis will receive an honorary doctor of law degree when he speaks Sunday afternoon. Carmen Yulín Cruz, the outspoken mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will speak earlier.
EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say four young men were killed and a fifth was injured in a rollover crash in East Bridgewater. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says the victims were found inside a car that had struck a tree around 4 p.m. Saturday. It wasn't immediately known if the rainy weather or car speed was a factor.
BOSTON (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a critic of President Donald Trump, has encouraged graduates of a Massachusetts college to "persist" in the face of deep challenges Warren delivered the commencement address to graduates of Lesley University in Boston Saturday. Warren urged students to "fight for what is decent and just." Trump has ridiculed Warren's claims of Native American ancestry. Warren is often discussed as a potential 2020 election rival to Trump, but denies interest in the office.
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