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As Democrat seizes on national headwinds, a Republican seeks to avoid the D.C. ‘circus’

Rick Green has sought to insulate his campaign in the Third Congressional District from the daily news out of Washington — a difficult task as Lori Trahan and Democrats sew national calls of resistance into her pitch as a locally grown candidate.

A veteran steps aside; now more may step forward

Kander’s struggle — and his candor about it — is a necessary reminder of something often lost as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fade in the rear-view mirror of public consciousness.

Charlie Baker open to State Police leadership rule change

The governor said allowing his office to consider candidates who have a law enforcement background but are not within the State Police ranks “is certainly worth talking about.”

Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

There is a long tradition of presidential candidates linking themselves to a down-home past.

Demonstrators protested President Trump’s policies on gender identity in February 2017 in New York.

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Trump administration eyes defining ‘transgender’ out of existence

The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, according to a memo.

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/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/ The biggest barrier to Trump’s plan for cutting the trade deficit? It’s Trump

It’s the tax cutter versus the anti-free-trade crusader, and so far the cuts are winning

// Congressional leaders reject Saudi’s story on journalist’s death

Republican Senator Bob Corker and other Congressional leaders said they don’t believe the explanation from Saudi Arabia that a fistfight led to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

// ‘No one will stop us, only God’: migrant caravan resumes advance toward US

They marched on through Mexico like a ragtag army of the poor, shouting triumphantly slogans like ‘‘Si se pudo!’’ or ‘‘Yes, we could!’’

Early voting for Nov. 6 election starts Monday

Early voting kicks off Monday in Massachusetts -- and local election officials expect to put in some long hours over the next two weeks to make it easier for voters to cast ballots ahead of Nov. 6.