State may abandon test scores in judging teachers

Mass. education officials are considering whether to scrap a controversial student-impact rating in educator evaluations.

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The mother of the 2-year-old whose body was found in a trash bag on Deer Island plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend’s murder trial.

Vulgar and rude? Yes. Criminal harassment? No, SJC says

A Rehoboth man who wrote insulting letters to a town selectman and wife should not have been convicted of criminal harassment, the Supreme Judicial Court decided.

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Democrats, demanding money so that Flint, Michigan, can address its man-made water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure.

Boston, MA., 09/27/16, Nathan Carman is brought into the USCG Base Boston after his adventure at sea. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

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Man who survived boat sinking meeting with investigators

The man who survived the sinking of his fishing boat — but whose mother apparently did not — arrived in Boston Tuesday.

An image of the incident, as captured by a television helicopter.

Mass. trooper indicted for assaulting driver after pursuit

Joseph Flynn allegedly hit a suspect who was surrendering, in an incident that was recorded by television helicopters.

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Rod Matthews was 14 years old in 1986 when he beat a classmate to death with a baseball bat and brought friends to view the body.

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Mayor Walsh is determined to change the way we talk about the former Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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Connecting the world one massive shipment at a time

Through fluctuating foreign markets, volatile weather conditions, and even Arctic ice, Pangaea Logistics stays afloat by directing and transporting tons of goods all over the globe.

This content was produced by Boston Globe Media in collaboration with the advertiser. The news and editorial departments of The Boston Globe had no role in its production or display.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke during the presidential debate Monday.

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THOMAS FARRAGHER

Trump’s debate performance makes it clear: Be sure to vote

I defy you to read the transcript of Donald Trump’s answers. There’s nothing funny about any of this.

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Early figures from Nielsen puts the clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on track for the biggest audience since televised debates began.

TY BURR | COMMENTARY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/AFP_GI5PH.jpg This debate wasn’t even close, but it sure was entertaining

Monday night’s presidential debate served as a refresher course in such virtues as competence, professionalism, and preparation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_GI54S.jpg Why is #TrumpWon trending?

Although many pundits declared Hillary Clinton the winner last night, the hashtag #TrumpWon took off on Twitter this morning. Why?

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Donald Trump was responding to Hillary Clinton’s accusation that he called a former Miss Universe “Miss Piggy.”

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Clinton will appear at a University of New Hampshire rally alongside her former rival, speaking to students, supporters and voters about college affordability.

Hubway really doesn’t want you to ride a bike on highways

The plea posted this week was in response to a video showing a man riding a bike in a portion of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. tunnel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Lee4.jpg Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo both able to practice with Patriots

Both were on the field during the shirts-and-shells session, during which the Patriots had perfect attendance.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_manatee8_met.jpg The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant

It tuns out that the manatee is a she, not a he as first thought.

State watchdog raises concerns on Children’s Hospital expansion

The Health Policy Commission said there is a risk Boston Children’s Hospital’s controversial expansion would increase state medical costs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/14212016_10207303638452098_510164388004223420_n.jpg This Florida dog ended up in Swansea — and nobody knows how

The dog somehow traveled to Massachusetts from Jacksonville, Fla. — more than 1,000 miles away.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Celtics09-9969-kuqF--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Brad Stevens asked Celtics to take it easy on Day 1. This team doesn’t do that

Stevens wanted his players to go at about 30 percent. “If that was 30 percent, we’re going to be able to fly around.”

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.