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Could Mitt Romney be considering another bid for the US Senate?

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Once again, Mitt Romney has politicos asking: Will he or won’t he?

Does a 70-year-old former presidential nominee really want to be a junior senator from Utah?

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Elizabeth Warren said nominee Mark Esper’s work as chief lobbyist at Waltham-based Raytheon raises questions about his fitness to lead the Army.

Pro-charter school group pays state’s largest campaign finance penalty

A wealthy New York organization poured $15 million into last year’s unsuccessful ballot question to expand charter schools in Mass.

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The man who allegedly confessed to murdering four people in a Groton home was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation.

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The start of autumn can trigger a primordial urge to go shopping, even if school is a distant memory.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren raises concerns about Army secretary nominee

06/03/2017 Worcester Ma- Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (cq) speaking at he Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Globe Staff\Photograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

By Christopher Rowland

Elizabeth Warren said nominee Mark Esper’s work as chief lobbyist at Waltham-based Raytheon raises questions about his fitness to lead the Army.

Once again, Mitt Romney has politicos asking: Will he or won’t he?

Could Mitt Romney be considering another bid for the US Senate?

By Matt Viser

Does a 70-year-old former presidential nominee really want to be a junior senator from Utah?

In Fla., millions are without power and extent of damage isn’t clear

A man looked at an uprooted tree in Miami, Fla. on Monday.

By Jennifer Kay and Doug Ferguson

About 13 million people didn’t have electricity in Florida, with the worst devastation in the Keys.

The World

After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens North Korea sanctions

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised her arm as she voted at a Security Council meeting on new sanctions against North Korea on Monday.

By Somini Sengupta

The UN Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of the far-reaching penalties that the Trump administration had demanded just days ago.

Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.N. rights chief says

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

The United Nations’ top human rights official accused Myanmar on Monday of carrying out “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom have crossed into Bangladesh since late August to escape a military crackdown.

Maldives suspends 56 lawyers who cited violations by courts

Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has been accused of manipulating the judiciary and other state institutions to block opposition to his rule.

By Krishan Francis

The Maldives’ judicial authorities have suspended 56 lawyers after they accused the country’s courts and other institutions of not upholding the rule of law, a lawyer said Monday.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

We can’t fight the opioid crisis without adequate health care

By Elizabeth Warren

Providers hate delaying treatment, but they often have no choice because resources are stretched too thin.

EDITORIAL

We’ve been warned. Boston must prepare for an Irma-size storm

OPS photo by stan grossfeld august 19 1991 storms a pedestrian takes flight during hurricane bob on st james st. boston

Safeguards — in the form of better state building codes, storm barriers to reduce flooding, and buy-back of vulnerable coastal properties — are overdue.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Hate on Hillary, but she’s right about Trump

Manchester, NH -- 11/6/2016 - Khizr Khan introduces Hillary Clinton during a campaign event. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 07clintonnh Reporter:

By Joan Vennochi

You don’t have to like her. But don’t settle for a less than full reckoning of what happened to her.

Metro

Groton quadruple murder suspect allegedly killed mother, grandparents, caretaker

Orion Krause (right) stood with attorney Edward Wayland during Monday’s arraignment in Ayer District Court.

By Maria Cramer

The man who allegedly confessed to murdering four people in a Groton home was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation.

Pro-charter school group pays state’s largest campaign finance penalty

Charter school backers rallied on Boston Common by the State House last fall.

By Michael Levenson

A wealthy New York organization poured $15 million into last year’s unsuccessful ballot question to expand charter schools in Mass.

Major work on Tobin Bridge to start in 2018

The project calls for the Tobin Bridge’s lower deck, which carries northbound lanes, to be repaired. The upper deck will be repaved.

By Adam Vaccaro

The project will stretch into 2020 and will mean delays for motorists leaving Boston.

Business & Tech

Bold Types

Bar organizations’ new chiefs go way back — to the frat days

Mark Smith (left) and Vincent Pisegna were frat brothers at the St. Lawrence University chapter of Sigma Chi.

By Globe Staff

It’s not every day when the top officers at two of the state’s most prominent legal organizations are friends from college.

As running booms in China, marathoners look to Boston

Wang Le on Friday trained at Longtanhu Park in Beijing for the Beijing marathon. Wang, a Beijing running app developer, has ran Boston four times.

By Jessica Meyers

Running is booming in China with the growth of a consumer class, and the Boston Marathon serves as an inspiration.

For some adults, fall means back-to-school shopping, minus the classroom

Back-to-school is the second busiest time of year for US stores, after the holiday shopping season.

By Janelle Nanos

The start of autumn can trigger a primordial urge to go shopping, even if school is a distant memory.

Obituaries

Dr. Daniel D. Federman, 89, longtime dean at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Federman was the Carl W. Walter distinguished professor of medicine and medical education and a transformative figure during his 63-year career at Harvard Medical School. Above: Federman in an undated file photo.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Federman was a transformative figure during his 63-year career at the medical school.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Celtics betting on Kyrie Irving — just as they did with Isaiah Thomas

Boston-09/01/17- The Boston celtics held a press confrence at TD Garden to introduce their new star players, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Irving(left) put his jersey on his shoulder as he leaves the stage with Hayward and Ainge. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Celtics believe Irving, 25, is a transcendent player in training.

Patriots are replacing the playing surface at Gillette — again

A view of Gillette Stadium on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 as work is in progress to replace the playing surface. (Jim McBride/Globe Staff)

By Jim McBride

Players reportedly complained that the FieldTurf is too soft, so renovations are under way.

Doug Fister has gone from fill-in starter to key cog for Red Sox

Boston Ma 8/6/17 Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister thanking shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he fielded the final out against the Chicago White Sox during fourth inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee) topic: reporter:

By Peter Abraham

The midseason acquisition has quickly become one of the most important players on the roster.

Tuesday Stories

Names

Celebrities charge the net at US Open

Among the crowd at the US Open men’s final were Candice Bergen (top left), Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld (top right), Hilary Swank (bottom left), and singer Tony Bennett (bottom right).

By Mark Shanahan

Ben Affleck and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus were among the celebs spotted at the US Open over the weekend.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bledel earned her early Emmy, but others were snubbed

Alexis Bledel won best guest actress in a drama for her turn on “The Handmaid’s Tale.’’

By Matthew Gilbert

The Creative Arts Emmys gave wins to Gerald McRaney, two “SNL” hosts, and “Stranger Things,” among many others.

Names

Boston filmmaker debuts documentary about ‘Raisin in the Sun’ author at Toronto festival

Lorraine Hansberry is the subject of “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.”

By Loren King

“Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” director Tracy Heather Strain, and her husband, Randall MacLowry, who edited and co-produced the film, attended the world premiere.