Emotions run high at Senate hearing

Opinion | Jennifer Braceras

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That is not a condemnation of Ford, it is a condemnation of Feinstein. Saying so isn?t ?survivor shaming,? it?s ?Senate shaming.?

Opinion | Martha Coakley

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Kavanaugh was clearly emotional, but that emotion does not give us real insight into whether he is telling the truth.


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Kavanaugh went before the Senate Judiciary Committee and poured every ounce of emotion he could summon into saving his nomination.


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Absent an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, Brett Kavanaugh shouldn?t be on the court.

? Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was "100 percent" certain Brett Kavanaugh was the one who attacked her.

? "I believed he was going to rape me," Ford told the committee, her voice breaking.

? Brett Kavanaugh forcefully and tearfully denied the accusations, lambasting his critics.

? Kavanaugh called the hearing a "national disgrace" and said he would "never" step back from the nomination.


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It was an uncomfortable and rare sight ? a nominee to the highest court in the land crying before a panel of Senators ? in a performance that seemed tuned as much to defending his honor as to salvaging his nomination.

The Supreme Court building is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate panel plans to vote Friday on Kavanaugh

Republican senators say the Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh?s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Excruciating. Offensive. Heartbreaking. And yet familiar. Many women who watched Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her attempted rape cringed through her questioning and identified with the witness more than they might have expected.

Former state senator Brian Joyce.

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Former state senator Brian Joyce found dead at his home

Foul play is not suspected, and the state medical examiner is expected to determine the cause and manner of his death. Joyce was 56.


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The playoffs start next week, but they still don?t know what to expect out of Chris Sale.

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Under a new system to be unveiled Thursday, the state will have to aid schools where performance fell short on the latest round of MCAS scores or other measures.

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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released 2018 MCAS results on Thursday.

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A family that suffered serious injuries and lost their home due to a gas explosion that killed a Lawrence teenager on Sept. 13 is suing Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

Man fatally shot in Mattapan, police say

Officers responded to the area of 1651 Blue Hill Ave. to find a man shot. The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

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Millennium Partners said Thursday that it has closed on its deal to buy the site of the Winthrop Square Garage and will start work ?immediately? on a 691-foot, $1.3 billion tower.


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Art shows at Harvard reflect James Baldwin?s dedication to bearing witness to America?s beautiful and brutal truths.

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The city of Springfield has agreed to pay $885,000 to settle federal civil rights lawsuits brought by four black men who alleged they were beaten by off-duty Springfield police officers outside a popular bar in 2015, and then denied justice because of a police coverup.

TV Critic?s Corner

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So many of the jokes have already made the rounds on social media, probably months or even years ago.

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Kiah Morris, the only African-American woman in the Vermont House of Representatives, announced her resignation Tuesday.

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The Tesla CEO was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of misleading investors when he tweeted that he was ?virtually certain? he could take the company private if he wanted to.

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The Jets have had headset problems in each game this season, and Jeremy Bates said things like that tend to happen, ?especially in New England.?

Perspective | Magazine

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The movie glosses over the obsession with status and materialism that permeates certain sectors of Chinese society in Asia.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jessica Tang

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The president of the Boston Teachers Union explains three critical areas to improve students? academic outcomes.

Special reports

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


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The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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.

Real Estate

5 school districts with innovative programs in affordable communities

With low inventory and home prices soaring in Massachusetts, it?s more and more difficult to break into communities traditionally known for their superior school districts. | realestate.boston.


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The rhetoric compelling Chinese consumers to sequence their genomes sounds like astrology, but with the veneer of science.

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