Also: Buttigieg's time at Harvard; Ayanna Pressley's alopecia
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January 17, 2020

Good Morning Boston,

🥶 Partly sunny and chilly. Highs 23-29.

Today: Buttigieg's time at Harvard; frustrations over high administrative costs in health care; Trump declares major disaster in Puerto Rico. 

The weekend is finally here, thank goodness. If you have some down time or you're one of the lucky few who have Monday off, here are some podcast episodes you may enjoy:

🔊 Kind World: The Only Lifeline For Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Across The Border Is A Group Of Volunteers
🔊 Endless Thread: 'I Was Abducted:' One Woman's Mission To Remember Her Past
🔊 Food, We Need To Talk: How Can I Become A Fat-Burning Machine?

— Meagan McGinnes

The Rundown

1. At Harvard, Buttigieg Decided the American Divide Could Be Bridged
In his four years at Harvard, Buttigieg found his place and developed ideas about public service. To his friends from that time, it didn't seem like ideas that would lead to politics.

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2. After Time In Canada, Boston Hospital Leader Frustrated By High Cost, Complexity Of U.S. Health Care
The financial functions of the major hospital he ran in Toronto cost $1.4 million a year, compared to a similarly sized Boston hospital where they cost over $50 million, he says.

3. Suspect In Abduction Of 11-Year-Old Girl Held Without Bail
The man suspected of abducting Charlotte Moccia as she walked home from school was also ordered by a judge to undergo a 15-day mental competency evaluation.

4. Puerto Rico Relief: Trump Declares Major Disaster After Series Of Earthquakes
The announcement of the disaster declaration comes on the same day the Department of Housing and Urban Development formally announced a grant agreement with Puerto Rico, releasing another $8.2 billion in aid.

5. Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes
Trump's decision to freeze military aid appropriated by Congress is at the heart of impeachment proceedings against the president. You can read the full report within the story.

Anything Else?

  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley revealed her private struggle with alopecia with a powerful message on black women’s hair. 

  • The Society of Arts And Crafts will permanently close its exhibition and retail spaces.

  • 10 years after Phoebe Prince’s suicide, psychologist Nancy Rappaport thinks schools are still getting it wrong. Read the commentary here.

Your Daily Must Listen

On Point: How Political Divides Shape U.S. History Lessons

Grammy-Nominated Nathalie Joachim Wants To 'Give Voice To The Beauty That Is Not Often Shown' In Haiti

At The ICA, 'Out Of Body' Explores Color And Texture Of Black Life In Harlem. Read more. 

5 Things To Do This Weekend. Read more.

This Artist's Installation Relieves Stress With Clay Balls. Read more.

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What We're Reading

  • What The Hell Is Going On With Michael Bloomberg's Campaign Twitter Account? (Jezebel)

  • The Washington Post Editorial Board Interviews 2020 Candidate Deval Patrick (Washington Post)

  • Why Black Doctors Like Me Are Leaving Faculty Positions In Academic Medical Centers (STAT)

From The Archives

Tired Of The Same Old Sandwiches? Try These Updates On 3 Classics
When you head to the grocery store this weekend, be sure you get what you need to make these these fresh takes on classic sandwiches. No sad desk lunch for you next week!

Before you go: Buttigieg is a Harvard guy, but Boston College broke his heart. 
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