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What Bezos knows about Boston

What impact — if any — will Jeff Bezos’ knowledge of Boston have on Amazon’s eventual choice of a city for its second headquarters?

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The Republican plan would eliminate deductions for state income and local property taxes, a move that would hit hard in Massachusetts.

Andrew MacCormack was arraigned in Chelsea District Court for the murder of his wife Vanessa MacCormack.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Husband denies brutally murdering Lynn teacher, is held without bail

Andrew MacCormack was a 29-year-old cocaine user with a $500-a-week drug habit who killed his 30-year-old wife and tried to cover up the crime, prosecutors say.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_govbaker4_met.jpg Why is Charlie Baker so popular?

Scores of interviews paint a picture of a governor neither beloved nor detested, a politician who is neither too hot nor too cold on key issues.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh received 63 percent of the vote to City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent in Tuesday’s preliminary election.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Menino became unstoppable thanks to Boston’s minority neighborhoods. Can Walsh do the same?

Mayor Martin Walsh, who won Tuesday’s preliminary election by a wide margin, could expand the coalition that first elected him in 2013.

The Nation

Mass., other blue states are in crosshairs of GOP tax plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined other GOP lawmakers to talk about the Republican tax proposal.

By Victoria McGrane and Julia Jacobs

The Republican plan would eliminate deductions for state income and local property taxes, a move that would hit hard in Massachusetts.

Trump hails tax plan as ‘revolutionary change’ for middle class

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Alan Rappeport

With his speech, the president began a full-throttle push to slash taxes and simplify the tax code.

Rock the size of apartment building falls off El Capitan, killing 1 at Yosemite

The granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2015.

By Associated Press

At least 30 climbers were on the wall at the time, but it was not clear if the victims were climbers or tourists, rangers said.

The World

Pentagon and NATO Leaders, Visiting Kabul, Are Met by Insurgent Rocket Barrage

By Mujib Mashal

Insurgents fired dozens of rockets at the international airport in Kabul and near the US Embassy on Wednesday as the top leaders of the Pentagon and NATO met with the Afghan president.

Rights groups: Cameroon forces return of 100k Nigerians

By CARLEY PETESCH

Cameroon’s military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in the past two years in an effort to slow the spread of Islamic extremism, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Ex-Thai leader sentenced in absentia to 5 years in prison

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA

A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was ousted in a 2014 military coup, in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe and Ron Fein

How Massachusetts can fight foreign influence in our elections

The ballot on a voting machine used in Philadelphia in the 2016 election. The federal government has told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

By Laurence H. Tribe and Ron Fein

The state can plug a loophole that the federal government has left wide open for foreign influence.

Opinion | Chris Matthews

Once an awkward loner, RFK found his footing on the playing field

Harvard Football Team starting lineup -- Wally Flynn, Chester Pierce, Nick Rodes, Don Stone, Bob Drennan,Howie Houston, Bob Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy) #86 ---- Second Row - Chip Gannon, Ken ODonnell.Vince Moravic,John Kenary.

By Chris Matthews

The gridiron had changed him. The quiet, sensitive little brother was now the tough guy.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant obsession

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington on Tuesday.

By Joan Vennochi

What Sessions has been doing on his road show is wrong and intellectually dishonest.

Metro

Yvonne Abraham

Boston’s voting turnout is a turnoff

By Yvonne Abraham

Only 14 percent turnout in Boston’s preliminary election? What gives? Are people here really that content?

Husband denies brutally murdering Lynn teacher, is held without bail

Andrew MacCormack was arraigned in Chelsea District Court for the murder of his wife Vanessa MacCormack.

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

Andrew MacCormack was a 29-year-old cocaine user with a $500-a-week drug habit who killed his 30-year-old wife and tried to cover up the crime, prosecutors say.

Why is Charlie Baker so popular?

Governor Charlie Baker in his office at the Massachusetts State House.

By Joshua Miller

Scores of interviews paint a picture of a governor neither beloved nor detested, a politician who is neither too hot nor too cold on key issues.

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Business & Tech

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Augmented reality: It’s still promising, but still primitive

Hiawatha Bray poses with illustrated animal that appears only on his phone, using the augmented reality app Sketchfab.

By Hiawatha Bray

There are still too few good programs to benefit from Apple’s new AR platform.

A Cambridge company wants to do away with the five-star online rating system

The idea of Tap is to allow companies to more quickly close the social media loop and respond to unhappy customers.

By Andy Rosen

If Forrester Research gets its way, the ubiquitous five-star rating system will soon be replaced by a system based on the humble stoplight: Green is good, yellow neutral, red bad.

STAT

Quick test for Zika, dengue fever could cost just $1

A cheap, fast test for Zika and dengue could cost just $1.

By Andrew Joseph

MIT researchers have come up with a blood test that could be a valuable tool for public health officials.

Sports

RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 7

Red Sox get back on track, avoid sweep to Toronto

Boston, MA: September 27, 2017: The Red Sox Xander Bogaerts tosses away his bat as he watches the flight of his bottom of the third inning three run home run. 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

Xander Bogaerts drove in four runs as the Red Sox outslugged the Blue Jays, whittling their magic number to clinch the AL East down to 2.

Marcus Smart got a key assist from Chauncey Billups this offseason

Cleveland, OH May 22, 2017: The Celtics Marcus Smart is all smiles as he works on his three point shot. The Boston Celtics held a workout in preparation for Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Turns out the current Celtics guard had a lot to learn from a former one.

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Matt Grzelcyk may be best choice to fill Torey Krug’s spot

Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Boston, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Charlestown native has a similar skill set, and the Bruins could give him a chance.

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WEEK 4 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PICKS | CRAIG LARSON

Craig Larson’s Week 4 high school football picks

By Craig Larson

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

All Patriots likely to stand for anthem

By Jim McBride

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Dustin Pedroia returns to Red Sox lineup

By Julian Benbow

WEEK 4 | HIGH FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Salem hosts Swampscott in matchup of Northeast Conference unbeatens

By Henry Brechter

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Norwell girls’ soccer rips Rockland

By Ethan Schroeder

RACHEL G. BOWERS

What you need to know about the Panthers

By Rachel G. Bowers

WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 2017-18

BC’s Kenzie Kent finds lacrosse a nice complement to hockey

By Barbara Matson

Orlando City 6, Revolution 1

Revolution get destroyed on the road again

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Brad Stevens saddened by latest college scandal

By Gary Washburn

WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 2017-18

A capsule look at Boston’s Division 1 women’s college hockey teams

By Barbara Matson

Thursday Scene

8 ways to celebrate Frugal Fun Day

Bring lunch to Castle Island.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

We set out to find some thrifty things to see, do, and explore in the region.

Television Review

Plenty of zing in a rejuvenated ‘Will & Grace’

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing in the revival of “Will & Grace.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The gang of four appear delighted to be back together after 11 years — older, wiser, but no less verbally agile.

Music

Zola Jesus emerges from a dark place

Nika Danilova records under the name Zola Jesus.

By Maura Johnston

After a difficult period, the singer retreated to the woods of Wisconsin to write the songs that make up the cathartic “Okovi.”