Rod Rosenstein, under fire, heads to White House

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was heading to the White House on Monday, days after news reports indicating that last year Rosenstein had raised the idea of secretly recording Trump and of invoking the Constitution to have his Cabinet remove him from office.

// Trump says new allegations against Kavanaugh ‘totally political’

President Donald Trump said he stands with his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “all the way.”

Rhonda Stutzman of Herndon, Va., accused Republicans of having “blinders” on during the confirmation process.

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Kavanaugh controversy roils congressional midterms

The harrowing allegations of an attempted sexual assault, and Republicans’ defense of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, are reverberating in battleground congressional districts.

// Here’s what we know about the new accusations

From the explosive New Yorker report published Sunday night to lawyer Michael Avenatti’s tweets, here’s a look at the new allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

// Trump says no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

President Donald Trump said he’s an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan’s mayor, are in office.

// Suspects in police officer’s shooting due in court

Raquon Martin of Boston and Antoine Mack of Pawtucket, R.I., each face a number of charges.

// The next few days will run the gamut of September weather

Monday’s cool and cloudy weather will give way to a storm on Tuesday, but temperatures could reach into the 80s on Wednesday.

// Health care watchdog to weigh in on costs of nurse staffing ballot question

The analysis by the Health Policy Commission will be the first independent look at the polarizing issue.

Dave Epstein

// An incoming storm will make things a bit soggy around here

The heaviest rain will come Tuesday afternoon, making the drive home from work a challenge for some.

// Man who threatened to kill Globe workers will be arraigned in federal court

During 12 days, federal prosecutors allege Chain made 14 telephone calls to the Globe’s main newsroom line.

With no receiving help, Tom Brady suffered through an 11-for-20 passing night for just 105 yards.

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Chad Finn

What’s wrong? Answer: This team is not very good

It’s on to Miami after this loss, but any comparison to the 2014 team that was routed by the Chiefs ends there.

Detroit, MI: 9-23-18: The Lions celebrate after stopping Tom Brady ond the Patriots on a third down play in the second quarter. The New England Patriots visited the Detroit Lions in a regular season Sunday Night NFL football game at Ford Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Patriots’ playmakers aren’t getting the ball

Tom Brady was disheartened by two straight losses beset by a sluggish offense.

Former Patriot LeGarrette Blount slashed his way through the New England defense.

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After Patriots lose in Detroit, it might not be too early to panic

When any crack starts to show, when any fissure threatens to break open, who can’t help but wonder if it’s the beginning of the end?

Michael A. Cohen

// The Republicans bet on the tax cut — and lost

The GOP’s top legislative accomplishment has become an albatross around the party’s neck.

// A UMass Dartmouth official moonlighted for a potential competitor

Gerard Kavanaugh peddled a plan on behalf of a private N.C. company to draw students to a school that would compete with UMass for students from the region.

// Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team suspended

The team is being investigated for possible violations of the university’s student conduct policy, which touches on everything from underage drinking to abuse.

// Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

In the years since Andrea Constand first went to police in 2005, more than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, though none of those claims have led to criminal charges.

// John Oliver says Facebook aids and abets in the spread of hate speech

The commentator said Facebook plays a role in spreading hate speech and he focused on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to help make his point.

// Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea

The teen said he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.

// High school journalists stand up to censorship — and win

Four Vermont high school journalists have gotten a lesson of a lifetime after they stood up to censorship in their school newspaper and won based on a new law.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Margery Eagan

// Even in #MeToo era, can anything stop Kavanaugh’s appointment?

Despite #MeToo, we don’t just doubt sex crime victims, we eviscerate them.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

// 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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The Big Picture

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Big picture

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.


// Ketamine clinics promise depression treatment, but some stray from the evidence

Screening practices and the extent of collaboration with mental health providers vary widely from one clinic to the next.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

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

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

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

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

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.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

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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