Women?s rights activists infuriated by Kavanaugh?s defenders

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today?s 17-year-olds?

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A tentative agreement with Christine Blasey Ford?s attorneys marked an apparent breakthrough that could alter the course of a bitter confirmation fight.

Alan M. Dershowitz

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No one should compromise the basic rules of fairness and due process that have long been the hallmarks of the rule of law.

Man in serious condition after shooting at JP barbershop

The victim was taken to a local hospital, Police Commissioner William Gross said.

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Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

The lines that wend through the state, beneath city streets, and into people?s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves.

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About 7,000 hot plates are being handed out to Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover residents who lost gas service after last month?s gas explosions and fires. It will get much colder before permanent repairs are complete, though.

A screen capture of the SunSetter Retractable Awnings commercial, which has been airing nationally every spring and summer for 14 years.



How a Malden company created the Greatest TV Commercial Ever

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It?s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Copy%20of%20ChrisChristo-Pool_07chapman_02_met.jpg Aging sex offenders regularly cleared to leave prison

The release of criminals who were once deemed sexually dangerous is not unusual, according to state Department of Correction data.

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Charlotte?s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor can no longer let customers request meat from lobsters sedated with marijuana.

18-month-old boy found in Easton parking lot

A man later called police and said he had ?accidently left the child? in a shopping cart after a trip to the store.

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The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she?d ever had, whatever the risk. By Jenna Russell

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley, right, hugs a teammate after hitting a winning RBI-single in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians 5, Red Sox 4 (11 innings)

Red Sox thwarted from claiming franchise win record

Michael Brantley?s walk-off RBI single off Drew Pomeranz lifted the Indians in extra innings.

Foxborough,, Ma---Sept. 9, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff--- N.E. Patriots vs. Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium- Coach Bill Belichick


When it comes to welcoming wayward players, Patriots are the new Raiders

They?ll take anybody who can help them win, all manner of malcontents, problem children, bad boys, lawbreakers, and recidivists.


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Even some quarterbacks are speaking out on behalf of defensive players whose hands are tied by penalties.

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions stands on the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Patriots at Lions | 8:20 p.m. (NBC}

Pros, cons for ex-assistants going up against Bill Belichick

Belichick has an 11-4 record against his former coordinators heading into Sunday?s game against Matt Patricia and the Lions.


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Given the turbulence roiling the present day church, the prospect of exploring its origins beckoned as a welcome respite.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_shribman_goodwin.jpg What makes a leader great? Sharing lessons from 4 presidents

Doris Kearns Goodwin distills lessons from a study of four presidents who overcame withering challenges.

Ideas | Vanessa Weiland and Lena Sibulesky

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In the US, about 20,000 kidney transplants are performed each year ? too slow a pace for the 95,000 Americans waiting for kidneys.


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If you?re low-income, having bad or no credit can make you even more financially unstable, according to new research.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/main0923fashion.jpg ?80s glam meets Western details in this season?s lively looks

Attention-grabbing colors and whimsical colors and textures bring a sense of fun to these fall ensembles, photographed at a New Hampshire fair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_19B7TY.jpg White House drafts order to look into Google, Facebook

The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn?t yet been run past other government agencies, said a White House official.

adam himmelsbach

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Player_01.jpg Gordon Hayward ready to put grueling rehab behind him

The Celtics forward has not played in an NBA game in close to a year.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | David Jenemann

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/AdobeStock_37668819.jpeg The mitts that make us

As the playoffs approach, it?s worth paying a little attention to the mitts and gloves that make so much drama on the diamond possible.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Globe_arrival_BAT.jpg The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/GettyImages-106156169-1024x576.jpg Puppies are making people sick ? and it?s people?s fault

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people have been linked to pet store puppies.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

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Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

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Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


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A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Big Picture

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Big picture

A drama unfolds in Peabody

Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody, and had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold in a realm that felt magical.


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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.