Devos, citing Brandeis case, upends campus assault policy

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast in Charlottesville, Indiana.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.


// Red Sox put new formula to work in win over Reds

David Price went 2 scoreless innings in relief of ineffective starter Rick Porcello, helping Boston rally past Cincinnati.

Political observers are waiting for Senator Susan Collins to announce whether she will run in next year’s open seat for governor of Maine.

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Susan Collins weighs the biggest decision of her career. No, not about health care

As the clock ticks down in Washington, all eyes are on the Maine senator. But it’s another decision Collins is wrestling with that could be the biggest of her career.

// Trump says McCain ‘let Arizona down’ by opposing the GOP health care bill

“John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “He camapign on Repeal & Replace.”

The scene of a murder-suicide in Foxborough on Friday. William Scaccia, 49, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with his young son Anthony Scaccia.

‘You have not seen how evil I can be.’

An Army veteran who police say killed himself and his son had repeatedly faced gun charges and been arrested as recently as last week.

Suspect Orion Krause was led away by police in Groton from the home where he was found.

‘I killed my family with a baseball bat,’ Groton suspect reportedly said

Orion Krause, the Oberlin College graduate accused of killing four people two weeks ago in Groton, allegedly told a nurse that he used heroin.

// Several Dorchester businesses damaged in overnight two-alarm fire

The building that caught fire houses a restaurant, nail salon, coffee shop, and dentist office.

As the workweek winds down, weather conditions will improve, although periodic showers and temperatures only in the high 60s are expected in Greater Boston Friday.

‘Jose is history’

While the storm remained parked south-southeast of Nantucket Friday night, it was “slowly winding itself out of existence,” said one forecaster.

// Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear

Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam Friday.

Andrea Riseborough and Emma Stone in the 2017 film BATTLE OF THE SEXES, directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Photo by Dale Robinette. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

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ty burr

Sometimes it’s reel embarrassment when watching a movie with mom, dad, or the kids

Call it Cineshame — the trauma that happens when an inappropriate scene pops up in movie you’re watching with a parent or child.

// After Steph Curry says he doesn’t want to go to the White House, Trump withdraws invitation

It’s not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.

// NFL responds after Trump says players who kneel during anthem should be ‘fired’

The league said President Trump’s remarks show a lack of respect for the league, the game, and the players. No one should have to work “a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” the NFL said.


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.

Aaron Hernandez had an advanced form of the disease, researchers said.

Next challenge on CTE: Detect it in the living

Sophisticated brain scans may eventually detect the condition — but for now, it is confirmed only after death.

this week in weed

Marijuana gets all dressed up and rides the elevator to the top floor

A tidal wave of establishment money is poised to crash over the cannabis industry in Massachusetts.

// Boston’s ‘key to the city’ would connect the MBTA, Hubway, and maybe even Uber

City and state officials are working to develop a one-stop payment tool that would unlock virtually all forms of public and private transportation in Massachusetts.

// Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Although in most cases the systems were not breached.

James Franco plays twin brothers in “The Deuce.”

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Fall TV Preview

Sexy, savvy, and full of laughs: 8 new TV shows not to miss

From a ‘Will & Grace’ update to a Margaret Atwood adaptation, these new shows have promise.

The normally family friendly event ran for more than 20 years and had broken world records for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place.

Smaller Keene, N.H., pumpkin festival makes comeback after violence

A New Hampshire city is bringing back a pumpkin festival known for its record-setting jack-o-lanterns three years after violence forced its cancellation.

// Graphic: Why consider changing the Mass. time zone?

A state commission’s proposal to adopt Atlantic Standard Time would mean big changes for residents.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


// Don’t let Puerto Rico languish

Hurricane Maria brought Puerto Rico to its knees. The United States can lift it up again.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Special reports


// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


// To advance precision medicine, NIH turns to long-mistreated communities

The agency hopes to recruit more than a half-million people from communities that are wary of clinical research.


// Play the crossword

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