Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 6, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

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A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.

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If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

Alan M. Dershowitz

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This is an adversarial confrontation, and reasonable people could disagree about the appropriate procedural steps. But there are certain basic rules that must be followed for hearings of this kind to be fair.

Man seriously injured in shooting at Jamaica Plain barbershop

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, Police Commissioner William Gross said.

18-month-old boy found alone in Easton parking lot

Authorities are investigating after an 18-month-old boy was found alone in a shopping cart outside of a Target store in Easton.

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The civil commitment release procedure for sex offenders has been under scrutiny since two psychologists concluded that convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman, 70, was no longer sexually dangerous and could be set free.

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In Boston, a high temperature Saturday was 73 degrees at 2 a.m., and gradually dropped to a 68 degrees by 3:59 p.m.,the National Weather Service said.

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The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn’t yet been run past other government agencies, said a White House official.

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Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation.

Hamilton, MA -- 3/06/2018 - At the technical rehearsal for semi-finals, Deb and the actors from the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School drama club disbanded after posing for a group photo. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter: Jenna Russell

The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she’d ever had, whatever the risk.

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The gas lines that wend through the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves.

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The distribution of 7,000 hot plates will be followed by an effort to provide about 24,000 space heaters to residents in the coming week.

NESTOR RAMOS

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It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

Indians 5, Red Sox 4 (11 inn.)

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Michael Brantley’s 11th-inning single off Drew Pomeranz ended the game.

Foxborough,, Ma---Sept. 9, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff--- N.E. Patriots vs. Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium- Coach Bill Belichick

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

When it comes to welcoming wayward players, Patriots are the new Raiders

They’ll take anybody who can help them win, all manner of malcontents, problem children, bad boys, lawbreakers, and recidivists.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

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The Red Sox first base coach, after celebrating the team’s division title, reflected on the pain of having lost a son to suicide.

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

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Even some quarterbacks are speaking out on behalf of defensive players whose hands are tied by penalties.

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions stands on the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Pros and cons for ex-assistants going up against Bill Belichick

Belichick has an 11-4 record against his former coordinators heading into Sunday’s game against Matt Patricia and the Lions.

Ideas | David Jenemann

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/AdobeStock_37668819.jpeg The mitts that make us

As the playoffs approach, it’s worth paying a little attention to the mitts and gloves that make so much drama on the diamond possible.

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The Satanic Temple is reopening its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, in time for the Halloween season.

Dinner With Cupid

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Could this possibly be Cupid’s best matchup ever?

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Each site is about 2½ hours from Boston. We’ve given you easy to intermediate hikes and a range of peak foliage dates.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial

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A slew of new directives from Attorney General Jeff Sessions have spurred calls to finally make immigration judges truly independent.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Globe_arrival_BAT.jpg The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.

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VA report rejects whistle-blower claims of poor care at Manchester hospital

A 50-page report from the VA’s Office of Medical Inspector found flies are still present but that operating room isn’t used, and the instruments weren’t dirty, but simply discolored by the city’s water supply.

STAT

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people have been linked to pet store puppies.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic

 

Real Estate

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Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

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Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Podcast

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A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

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A drama unfolds in Peabody

Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody, and had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold in a realm that felt magical.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.