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NFL spokesman to Trump: ‘This is what real locker room talk is’

Though the NFL has a rule requiring players to be on the field for the national anthem, an NFL spokesman said it will not pursue any punishment.

Rabbi Victor Reinstein is working with the Revs. Mariama White-Hammond and Ray Hammond at Bethel AME Church.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Jamaica Plain church shelters man facing deportation

Bethel AME is believed to be first black church to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Rinaldi23consumer09-5708.jpg ‘You’re on your own’ — broken elevator leaves 85-year-old climbing 52 stairs

Since her building’s elevator broke down in August, 85-year-old Doris Toohey has had to climb 56 steps to get to her fourth-floor condo.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho (center) lefts his hotel in New York on Monday.

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North Korea says it has the right to shoot down US warplanes

“The United States declared war on our country,’’ Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday — a charge the White House denied.

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Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts are crying foul after learning the force has bought three unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Nation

Susan Collins’ opposition kills GOP health drive

FILE — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 18, 2017. Collins said she had “a number of serious reservations” about the latest proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

By Globe news services

Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, said she made her decision despite being lobbied by President Trump.

At least 6 White House advisers used private e-mail

Former White House staffers Steve Bannon (left) and Reince Priebus occasionally used private e-mail addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said.

By Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman

The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner used a private account to send or receive about 100 work-related e-mails.

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months for ‘sexting’ 15-year-old

Anthony Weiner left Federal Court in New York on Monday after being sentenced for 21-months for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

By Benjamin Weiser

The former representative’s inability to control his habit of exchanging lewd texts and pictures with women fueled his downfall.

The World

North Korea says it has the right to shoot down US warplanes

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho (center) lefts his hotel in New York on Monday.

By Rick Gladstone and David E. Sanger

“The United States declared war on our country,’’ Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday — a charge the White House denied.

Angela Merkel faces thorny task in crafting new German government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paused during a news conference Monday in Berlin.

By Geir Moulson

Merkel defended a campaign that left her conservative bloc in first place, but significantly weakened.

Egypt court sentences opposition leader to 3 months

In January, lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali (center) celebrated with other lawyers after winning a landmark case against the government, temporarily blocking its attempts to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Khaled Ali didn’t attend the trial at which he was convicted for making an obscene finger gesture.

Editorial & Opinion

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

What Trump doesn’t understand: We’re all Colin Kaepernick now

epa06225206 The colors were presented to an empty bench as both teams stayed in the locker rooms during the singing of the national anthem and then some of the Tennessee Titans went to the end zone before their game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 24 September 2017 in protests to comments by US President Donald J. Trump calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem before games. EPA/RICK MUSACCHIO

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Trump doesn’t get what it means to be a patriot: Protest is as American as apple pie.

EDITORIAL

Who’s politically correct now, Mr. President?

Adam Butler of the Patriots took a knee before Sunday’s game.

NFL players kneeling during the national anthem — and fans booing — are the stuff free speech is made of.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The power of Trump News

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Trump mentioned the South China Sea among regions where national sovereignty has been threatened in his debut address at the United Nations, but offered no direct criticism of China’s moves in the area. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By Joan Vennochi

The country is talking about football players taking a knee — not about health care.

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Opinion | Niall Ferguson

Borders are back and a new game looms

By Niall Ferguson

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The ineffable character of John McCain

By Richard North Patterson

Dan Wasserman

Monumental protest

By Dan Wasserman

Opinion | David W. Cash

Who has the keys to electric vehicles?

By David W. Cash

Metro

DA says Lynn teacher was murdered

A police officer secured the crime-scene tape outside of the Grand View Avenue home where the body of 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack, a Lynn schoolteacher, was found in Revere.

By Travis Andersen

Heartbroken students of Vanessa MacCormack, a second-grade teacher, learned from the principal that the popular instructor had died.

Area Puerto Ricans want to see a local relief effort for battered island

Debris lay scattered throughout the La Perla neighborhood of San Juan on Monday.

By Katheleen Conti

Groups of Boston-area Puerto Ricans say they are anxiously trying to figure out ways to get aid to the territory.

Jamaica Plain church shelters man facing deportation

Rabbi Victor Reinstein is working with the Revs. Mariama White-Hammond and Ray Hammond at Bethel AME Church.

By Michael Levenson

Bethel AME is believed to be first black church to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant.

Business & Tech

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

‘You’re on your own’ — broken elevator leaves 85-year-old climbing 52 stairs

Doris Toohey, 85, walked down the stairs at her condo in Brighton with her dog, Bonnie.

By Sean P. Murphy

Since her building’s elevator broke down in August, 85-year-old Doris Toohey has had to climb 56 steps to get to her fourth-floor condo.

STAT

6 things that happen at TV hospitals that don’t happen in real life

On “ER” (above), doctors were heard yelling “Stat” in the hospital halls, something that never really happens.

By Leah Samuel

Medical story lines have riveted television viewers since the earliest days of the medium.

BOLD TYPES

Before Gloria Larson’s Bentley swan song, a new book

Bentley University president Gloria Larson has released a new book, “PreparedU.”

By Globe Staff

Larson’s higher education book, “PreparedU,” was just published by a division of John Wiley & Sons.

Obituaries

Barbara Blaine, 61, founder of church sex abuse victims group

Ms. Blaine displayed a picture of herself at age 12 (center, left) while protesting outside St. Peter’s Square in 2005.

Ms. Blaine led SNAP, considered by many Catholic observers to be the main American advocacy group for victims of clergy abuse.

Bobby Heenan, 72, professional wrestling personality

Mr. Heenan managed a starry roster of wrestlers, including Andre the Giant and King Kong Bundy.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Heenan, a colorful figure, found more success as a manager and commentator than as a wrestler.

Sports

BLUE JAYS 6, RED SOX 4

Betts injury, loss to Blue Jays raise questions for Red Sox

Boston, MA: September 25, 2017: After he reached base on a flair hit in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Red Sox Mookie Betts had first base coach Ruben Amaro, Jr. adjust the brace he was wearing on his right wrist, because he was experiencing pain in his left wrist after the hit. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in an MLB regular season baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Julian Benbow

Mookie Betts left the game in the eighth inning with a left wrist injury.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Kyrie Irving takes leading role with Celtics

Canton, MA -- 9/25/2017 - Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving responds to a reporter's question about LeBron James during Celtics Media Day. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

By Gary Washburn

Now the face of a franchise, Irving did not hesitate to speak about the day’s biggest issues.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Patriots’ lack of speed on defensive front was a concern, and it could remain so

Foxborough, MA: September 24, 2017: Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) eludes the grasp of Patriots defenders as he scrambles for some yardage. The New England Patriots hosted the Houston Texans in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Ben Volin

They have plenty of girth up front, but not quite the personnel who can chase down an athletic quarterback such as Deshaun Watson.

Tuesday Stories

TV Critic’s Corner

The Menendez case, ‘Law & Order’-style

Miles Gaston Villanueva (left) as Lyle Menendez and Gus Halper as Eric Menendez.

By Matthew Gilbert

Called “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” the eight-episode series takes on a blockbuster real-life case covered excessively by Court TV.

Names

For Pats, altruism trumps anger at fund-raiser

From left: Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, and James White at the Mayo Bowl at Kings in Dedham.

By Mark Shanahan

The annual Mayo Bowl is a benefit for the Boston Medical Center’s effort to provide quality health care to city kids.

Names

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and wife are all smiles at Boston Film Festival

Mara Lane and Jonathan Rhys Meyers at the Boston Film Festival.

By Mark Shanahan

The actor had been keeping a low profile since his wife had suffered a miscarriage and he had relapsed.

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Love letters

One year in, they hit a six-month lull

By Meredith Goldstein