Republicans are adopting Trump’s tactics in Kavanaugh battle

FILE -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, adjusts his tie while he waits to meet with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 30, 2018. Kavanaugh's pluses have become minuses as his time at elite schools has given rise to sexual misconduct claims and his long record in Washington has fueled Democratic distrust, Carl Hulse writes. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

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Republicans, and President Trump, are using a hyper-combative approach as they try to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court nominee, who is facing a pair of sexual misconduct allegations, repeatedly denied during the Fox News segment having ever sexually assaulted anyone.

New Haven, CT--9/25/2018-- People walk past a flier from yesterday's protest against Brett Kavanaugh at Yale Law School. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 26yalepic Reporter:

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At Yale, Kavanaugh accusations are the talk of campus

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Yale. On campus, the sexual misconduct allegations against him have sparked protest.

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// Bill Cosby got what he deserved

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Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for felony sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)

Judge sentences Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison

The 81-year-old comedian was sentenced to prison Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, and was immediately led away in handcuffs.

//[1][1].jpg Marshfield slaying suspect arrested, facing murder charge

Allen Warner is accused of fatally attacking his estranged wife in what officials called a “despicable, cowardly act of domestic violence,” and sparking a manhunt that ended in his capture.

// Former Brookline police officer reaches $150,000 settlement with town

Prentice Pilot had complained of racial discrimination on the force.

Trump opens UN speech with awkward moment, drawing laughter after boasting of accomplishments

President Trump responded by saying, ‘‘I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.’’

// Warren backs nurse-staffing ballot question

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is promoting ballot Question 1, which would set limits on the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time

Youssef Eddafali at the Cambridge hangout spot called the Riv.

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I was friends with the Boston Marathon bomber, and his crimes haunt me still

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// When should I start taking Social Security? 60-somethings want to know

The question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it, but there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 23: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes plants on his left leg at the sideline on a play in which he would be injured during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 23rd, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)


The disappointment of Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, and other Week 3 thoughts

The 49ers QB was lost for the season with a torn ACL, robbing us of a chance to truly evaluate him.

Fort Myers, FL- 2/23/2018 - Red Sox Spring Training- Credit Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe---Red Sox manager Alex Cora gets greetings from friends on the Minnesota Twins prior to his first major league exhibition game as Sox manager.


‘For this to happen is very special’: How the Red Sox pulled off this unprecedented season

Rookie manager Alex Cora’s inclusive approach turned a good team into a historically great one.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods’s victory is a game-changer for golf

To the younger generation eager to test him, Woods said, “All right. Here you go.”

Boston, Ma-September 14, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff- Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan doffs his cap to fans at Fenway Park from his famous bullpen spot. He retires in January.

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These are the last days on the beat for Fenway’s famous bullpen cop

Steve Horgan, whose “touchdown” salute in 2013 became an iconic moment in Boston sports, retires in January.

SAGAPONACK, NY - JULY 28: Padma Lakshmi attends the Audi & Hamptons Magazine Celebration of James Beard Foundation's Chef and Champagne 2018 at Wolffer Estate Vineyard on July 28, 2018 in Sagaponack, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)


‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi goes from Bravo to MIT

Lakshmi, a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, was recently named a visiting scholar at MIT’s Center for Gynepathology Research.

Aleksandra Milenovic watches her 24 hours old baby Milica after breastfeeding her at the Obstetrics and gynecological Clinic

Babies exclusively breastfed are at less risk of obesity in their first year, study finds

The study also noted that the method of delivery was important, in other words, feeding milk directly from the breast versus bottle feeding infants breast milk was more beneficial.

// Necco candy equipment is to be sold off, sounding another death knell of a Boston institution

It took decades for New England Confectionery Co. to assemble its candy empire. And it will take just weeks for Necco to be disassembled and sold off in pieces.

The Tomato Bisque, with a hint of bacon, and baby grilled cheese at Revival Cafe + Kitchen.

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Tomato soup and grilled cheese revived at a new Cambridge cafe

At the four-month-old Revival Cafe + Kitchen in an office park behind the Alewife T in Cambridge, co-owner and chef Steve “Nookie” Postal is making a modern version of a childhood favorite.

// Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but Dunkin’ Donuts is renaming itself Dunkin’ to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks.

// In Providence, Yoleni’s — the ‘Greek Eataly’ — is right at home

Located in the historic Tilden-Thurber jewelry company building in downtown Providence, it’s a scaled down version of the original flagship store, in Athens. The “experience store” opened in May.

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// Rosenstein saga highlights need for Mueller bill

Monday’s theatrics served as an urgent reminder that Mueller’s investigation rests on a fragile foundation that Congress needs to reinforce.

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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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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.


// To make better biomedical tools, a scientist picks apart fireflies’ glow

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// Until next year, my sweetheart

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//$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 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.


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