Warren?s DNA test was a long-term strategy based on 2020 politics

Those who are writing off the senator?s gambit might keep this in mind: Warren?s aim this week was not to show she had any claim to join a tribe.

// Baker hesitated on saying he?d vote for Diehl. Here?s how Diehl responded

Governor Baker stumbled over several questions about Geoff Diehl, a supporter of President Trump who?s running for US Senate, during a Wednesday gubernatorial debate.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, talks with, White House National Security Advisor, John Bolton, center, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington during President Donald Trump's meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Kelly, Bolton get in profane shouting match outside the Oval Office

President Trump?s chief of staff and his national security adviser engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday.

//[1]-6070.jpg ?John Doe? drops civil case against Hefner, Rosenberg

The former State House aide known as John Doe abruptly dropped his civil lawsuit against Bryon Hefner and his husband, former state Senate president Stanley C. Rosenberg.

// Marijuana sales inch closer as cannabis commission licenses testing labs

The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday issued final licenses to MCR Labs and CDX Analytics.

// ?A longstanding, entrenched system of wealth and privilege?

When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors to its Kennedy School, the school?s dean sent an e-mail calling the head of admissions ?my hero.?

// Three top Afghan officials killed by their own guards; US general survives

A Taliban spokesman said US General Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, was the target in the attack.

// Newton man wasn?t told not to drive before fatal pizza shop crash, attorney says

Bradford Casler, a Newton man with multiple sclerosis, is charged with driving his SUV into the Sweet Tomatoes pizza shop in Newton, killing two patrons and injuring seven others.

// Harvard researchers say they may have solved mystery of Beijing?s air pollution woes

Harvard scientists say the Chinese government might need to look at a new suspect in the deadly air pollution that clouds Beijing.

08/14/14: Boston, MA: The Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in an inter league MLB game at Fenway Park. Before the game they had an on field ceremony to induct four people into the team's Hall of Fame. Longtime radio voice Joe Castiglione, pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez, and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. Here as he is introduced, Castiglione waves to his family (not pictured) as Debbie Clemens, Roger's wife smiles and applauds at right. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic:Red Sox-Astros (1)

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Yes, Joe Castiglione really did fall out of his chair after that Andrew Benintendi catch

?I started to backpedal in my chair to stand up, and the wheels moved ? and I didn?t,? the 36-year veteran of the Red Sox radio booth said.


// Couldn?t stay awake for all of last night?s win? Here are six can?t-miss Red Sox plays

Wednesday?s Red Sox win sure had some memorable moments.


// Here?s why Don Orsillo and Dennis Eckersley aren?t calling Red Sox games this postseason

We answer the three most-asked questions about TBS?s broadcast assignments.

RED SOX AT ASTROS | 8:09 p.m. (TBS)

// ALCS Game 5: Red Sox at Astros lineups and notes

David Price and Justin Verlander are on the mound as the Sox try to wrap up the series.

COMMENTARy | Jeneé Osterheldt

// White feminism isn?t feminism. And we don?t forgive you

From Teresa Klein to Mary Bono to Bette Midler, empty apologies and shallow allies aren?t forgivable.


// Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here?s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

A new NOAA forecast predicted a warmer-than-normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation, including New England.

It could be a warm winter, but that doesn?t mean it won?t snow

A warmer-than-normal winter could be in store for New England. But the jury is out on whether it will be wetter than normal.

Michael A. Cohen

// When it comes to voting, America is stuck in the Dark Ages

The tortured voting experience in Georgia and North Dakota is increasingly becoming the norm in far too many places in America.


// The long and the short of Elizabeth Warren

Some key takeaways from a sit-down with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Brian Charlson, who was blinded at age 11, typed on a Braille keyboard in his office at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton.

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How being blinded in an accident made Brian Charlson?s life better

The Carroll Center for the Blind?s technology director says he was inspired to work for change.

Christopher Muther

// Have bedbugs taken flight in Boston?

In a case of he said-they said, a local man claims he was bitten by bedbugs on an American Airlines flight. The airline says bedbugs are not the culprit and American is not to blame.

// ?Somebody?s gotta win, so you never know?: How Bostonians are prepping for a $970m jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday?s drawing increased to a record-high $970 million Thursday.

// One of Jenny Slate?s first-ever crushes? A certain well-known Mass. politician

?...I flipped out and invited him to my birthday party,? Slate told Boston magazine. ?He did not attend.?

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Alan Berger

// No more blank checks for Saudi Arabia

The suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi ought to alert US policy makers to the folly of harnessing Mideast policy to the whims of a prince deluded by hubris.

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// Talking Points AM

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// Opinion: We need to find a better place to treat mental health emergencies

Millions of Americans with mental health issues are not getting the care they need.

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-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

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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.


// Play the crossword

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