Trump orders FBI to investigate Kavanaugh

Opinion | Mickey Edwards

// The real danger Brett Kavanaugh poses

Kavanaugh?s view that a president who commits a crime cannot be indicted has no basis in the Constitution.

Opinion | Rebecca G. Pontikes

// What Kavanaugh?s testimony tells us about the kind of justice he would be

A litigator focused on employment discrimination offers analysis of Brett Kavanaugh?s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Michael A. Cohen

// Lindsey Graham?s unhinged tirade rallies Republicans to back Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings were reduced to to partisanship and tribalism.


// Jeff Flake gives a little cover to fellow Republicans

An FBI investigation gives the Senate an opportunity to hit the pause button.

? The Judiciary Committee voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a full Senate floor vote.

? President Trump said in a statement that the updated investigation, which comes in response to sexual misconduct allegations, ??must be limited in scope?? and ??completed in less than one week.??.

? Trump said Christine Blasey Ford ??was a very credible witness?? but also that Kavanaugh?s own testimony was ??an incredible moment.??

// ?You?re telling all women that they don?t matter?: Jeff Flake confronted by women in elevator

Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, a Northeastern graduate, confronted the senator Friday after he said he would vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh?s nomination.

// Wait ? what did Jeff Flake just do? And what does it mean for Brett Kavanaugh?s nomination?

Moments before the Senate Judiciary Committee gaveled in to vote, there was nothing but drama and suspense.


// Senator Jeff Flake scheduled to talk in Boston, following Kavanaugh hearings

The Arizona Republican is scheduled to take part in Forbes?s fifth-annual Under 30 Summit on Monday.

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Remembering the 1980 massacre at Sammy White?s Brighton Bowl

Four people were killed at the bowling alley in September 1980.

// Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

The bug would allow attackers to ??seize control?? of user accounts, Facebook said.

// Investigators have found no sign of foul play in death of former state senator Brian Joyce

Joyce, formerly of Milton, was facing a sweeping federal corruption indictment at the time of his death.

// US attorney?s office won?t say whether it is still investigating Baker?s son

More than three months after a woman accused Andrew ?A.J.? Baker of groping her on a plane, federal officials would not say this week whether they are still pursuing an investigation into Governor Charlie Baker?s adult son.

Globe Magazine

// The dude looked like Steven Tyler. And he ended up in an Aerosmith tribute band

For nearly 30 years, landscaper Neill Byrnes has played the part of the Aerosmith frontman in Draw The Line. For some hard-core fans, he?s just as good as the real thing.

Ideas | Shirley Leung

// ?Can the call-in show survive?? and other questions for the new hosts of ?On Point?

Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik sat down for a wide-ranging interview on the increasingly complex media landscape.

// New Hampshire man grows record-breaking pumpkin ? 2,528 pounds

The pumpkin grown by Steve Geddes of Boscawen, N.H., is the biggest pumpkin ever grown in North America.

// ?They?re eating our children?: Cape Cod shark attacks rile residents

Around 300 Cape Cod residents filled a Wellfleet school?s gymnasium to voice an array of concerns.

// Devin McCourty says it is ?great? Eric Reid signed with the Panthers

?A starter since Day 1 in this league,? McCourty said of the safety.


// Do the Patriots have the talent to win when they must?

Imagine, a must-win in Week 4. Now that feels like something from the Patriots? old days.

State Police union president resigns amid federal probe

Dana Pullman said he was stepping down as union president for ?personal reasons,? but it comes as the union faces a burgeoning criminal investigation.

// Nathan Carman told to quit stonewalling in aunts? N.H. lawsuit

A N.H. judge gave Nathan Carman 10 days to answer certain questions from his aunts and provide them with documents in their lawsuit alleging he killed his wealthy grandfather.

Teen in DCF care allegedly trafficked for sex by worker at DCF-financed group home, AG says

Ashley Goodrich faces a number of charges, including four counts of trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude.

Tech Lab | Hiawatha Bray

// Apple Watch: Impressive but incomplete

The best additions to the new smartwatch from Apple aren?t available yet.

Rendering of a proposed music theater the Red Sox owners and Live Nation would build alongside Fenway Park.

Fenway Sports Group

Music venue next to Fenway Park proposed

The Red Sox owners and Live Nation are exploring a 5,000-seat music hall between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ?We said goodbye with three long hugs?

They?re baby boomers and former programmers. Can they find a framework for romance?

// Is it ever OK to make a public proposal?

Love Letters advice columnist Meredith Goldstein and Jasmine Guillory, author of ?The Proposal,? discuss.

Opinion & Ideas


// The lies that senators must tell themselves to support Brett Kavanaugh

The issue here is as much Brett Kavanaugh?s honesty in the present as what he may have done in 1982.

Special reports

// 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.


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The Big Picture

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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

Home of the Week: Two-bedroom condo in a former school listed for $399,900

Built in 1931, it served as a school for decades before it was converted into a condo complex known as Academy Park. Search more Fall House Hunt listings at


// Can genetic tests gauge how well antidepressants will work?

With more products aimed at gauging the effectiveness of mental health treatments, some say science is getting left behind.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

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.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

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

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// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

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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