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    Immigrants, Refugees to be Treated to Thanksgiving Meal

    Hundreds of immigrants and refugees, including new arrivals to the U.S., will be treated to a Thanksgiving meal at the Statehouse in Boston.

    The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, known as MIRA, is hosting Tuesday's luncheon. Organizers say elected officials and legislative staff also will participate.

    MIRA says the annual meal is meant to celebrate Massachusetts' diversity and create a warm and informal setting for newcomers to connect with officials, service providers and advocates.

    The group will hear from Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights, who has helped lead federal lawsuits aimed at preserving temporary protected status for immigrants.

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    A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared to only 23 out of 30 dogs. Some beards had so much beard bacteria the men could get sick, the study says.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    The Trump administration ended that status, which had provided safe haven for thousands of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras.

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