Warren takes lead role in fight against Trump tax plan

Elizabeth Warren is focusing her trademark populist style on the next big item on the Republican to-do list in Washington: overhauling the US tax code.

Myeshia Johnson cried over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.

Trump says he didn’t disrespect a fallen soldier. The dead man’s mother says otherwise

President Donald Trump told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.

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‘‘He said, ‘I’m going to write you a check out of my personal account for $25,000,’ and I was just floored,’’ the father said.

GROUND GAME

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Here’s why the president’s alleged comments won’t go away as a story or as a political problem.

Yvonne Abraham

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When a Brookline woman told her friends and family she had cancer, they mobilized, at one point raising $24,000 for her. But it turns out she made it all up.

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When Jeff Immelt had to fly, he sometimes had an empty private jet follow him — just in case the plane he rode on had mechanical issues, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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MathWorks will donate $10 million to the museum, the largest corporate gift in the institution’s two-century history.

Images of a park space and new office and apartment buildings planned at Cambridge Crossing, formerly known as NorthPoint.

DivcoWest

NorthPoint site gets a new name

DivcoWest is readying several construction sites for its 45-acre property on the borders of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville and is also giving the project a new name.

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Lawmakers are considering a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system and are looking at the question of solitary confinement.

Stoughton High teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate sexual relationship with student

The teacher, who was not identified, allegedly began a sexual relationship with a Stoughton High School student that continued after the student graduated.

Some schools could shift their focus to more test prep.

New tests bring worse scores for Mass. students

Students in grades 3-8 performed worse on the redesigned MCAS — often by eye-popping double-digit margins.

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A new course teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving firsthand

Teens have a hard time putting down their phones—even behind the wheel. To change this, one driving course is showing just how hazardous taking your eyes off the road can be.

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Will Amazon headquarter sweepstakes set off a bidding war among communities?

Eye-popping incentives by some communities that are trying to woo Amazon could force Boston to sweeten its offer.

An Amazon Prime shipping box.

Nestor Ramos

Is that the best N.H. has? Insulting Boston in bid to land Amazon?

Instead of doing much to tout its own misguided plan, New Hampshire devoted an awful lot of space to trashing Boston.

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With bids due to Amazon on Thursday, some communities have already submitted their pitch to the e-commerce giant, while others are finalizing their proposals.

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Every sightseeing firm contacted by the Globe has made or is mulling changes to deal with endless rush hour.

hiawatha bray | TECH LAB

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By this time next year, American law enforcement officials may have a lot more power to investigate our online activities. Or a lot less.

Boston, MA: 10-18-17: The Boston Celtics opened the home portion of their 2017-18 NBA basketball season vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden. Fans cheered when a photo of Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who was injured Wednesday night in Cleveland was shown on the scoreboard. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Gordon Hayward’s injury puts damper on Celtics’ home opener

Most of the pregame buzz was dedicated to the guy who was not there.

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BUCKS 108, CELTICS 100

With Hayward absent, Celtics drop TD Garden opener

A night that had been set to be a celebration ended with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boston, MA: 10-18-17: The Boston Celtics opened the home portion of their 2017-18 NBA basketball season vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden. Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who was injured Wednesday night in Cleveland addressed the crowd via a video before the game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Gordon Hayward says, ‘I’m gonna be all right’ in video message

The Celtics posted the video Hayward made from his hospital bed on the TD Garden scoreboard before their home opener.

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The Celtics star faces weeks to months of recovery just to get on his feet, followed by months of rehabilitation.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

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Harvey Weinstein reportedly arranged for $600,000 raised for charity to be sent to the American Repertory Theater, earmarked to reimburse Weinstein and fellow “Finding Neverland” investors.

Get Smart

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The #MeToo posts only scratch the surface of how widespread the issue is.

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Maroney alleged that Dr. Larry Nassar molested her repeatedly beginning when she was 13 years old.

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, shown during an early rehearsal for the second edition of “Globe Live.”

Names

Second ‘Globe Live’ set to take the stage

Among those stepping into the spotlight on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Paramount Center will be Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert.

Love Letters

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She’s endured years of affairs, but worries that their adult children will think less of their father if she leaves him.

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At least five people complained to the city about the image.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper and NBA writer Gary Washburn process Gordon Hayward’s ghastly injury in the Celtics' season opener.

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The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

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Even if President Trump eventually plans to renew his thwarted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he should back Senate efforts to stabilize the ACA’s insurance markets in the short term.

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The Amazon bid

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An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.

STAT

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The survey finds 6 in 10 doctors report abusive remarks from patients, and many get little help coping with the wounds.

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Bill Linehan, 66, a councilor for more than 10 years and a city employee for three decades, is stepping down after the council’s regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday.

Bill Linehan to leave City Council two months early

Following an emotional City Council meeting, filled with personal good-byes from his colleagues, veteran Councilor Bill Linehan struck the gavel to officially mark his retirement from the legislative body after 30 years as a city employee.

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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl

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Images of a park space and new office and apartment buildings planned at Cambridge Crossing, formerly known as NorthPoint.

NorthPoint site gets a new name

DivcoWest is readying several construction sites for its 45-acre property on the borders of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville and is also giving the project a new name.