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Nancy Gertner and Alan Dershowitz.

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A Harvard face-off in the court of public opinion

In an Ali-Frazier battle of legal minds, former federal judge Nancy Gertner this week smote celebrated legal scholar Alan Dershowitz in the New York Times.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/01292009_29santos-7129111.jpg Gil Santos, 80; Patriots play-by-play man for more than three decades died on his birthday

Mr. Santos was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame after 36 seasons and 744 games as the team’s radio voice.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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A new documentary offers a look at how Penobscot Native Americans were subject to “cultural genocide.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-15198.jpg Baker moves to crack down on commuter train engineers with bad driving records

Following a Globe report on the poor driving and disciplinary records of engineers, a number of public officials and commuters urged Keolis to take strong action.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/f4f9241db87e4aafba157cfe43ebe3e9-f4f9241db87e4aafba157cfe43ebe3e9-0.jpg Giuliani says he’s joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

‘‘I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country,” former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said.

The Nation

A Harvard face-off in the court of public opinion

Nancy Gertner and Alan Dershowitz.

By Mark Arsenault

In an Ali-Frazier battle of legal minds, former federal judge Nancy Gertner this week smote celebrated legal scholar Alan Dershowitz in the New York Times.

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

Petty Officer Second Class Taryn McLean (right) was sworn in by his friend, Navy Lieutenant JoAnna Kyle. McLean was born female but identifies as male.

By Lolita C. Baldor

Top military leaders said Thursday they have seen no discipline, morale, or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly in the military.

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined.

The World

Frenchman is first in world to get two full face transplants

By TANGUY GARREL-JAFFRELOT

PARIS — He has been called the man with three faces.

Metro

New details emerge on State Police payroll head’s alleged theft scheme

The State Police investigation into Denise Ezekiel’s alleged theft overlapped with probes into alleged pay fraud by state troopers. It’s unclear, however, if Ezekiel is tied to those other cases.

By Matt Rocheleau and Kay Lazar

Denise Ezekiel allegedly transferred money from the agency to her personal bank account, attempting to disguise the payments as reimbursements for travel and training.

Nestor Ramos

Transgender question puts bigotry and fear on the ballot

By Nestor Ramos

Never mind that the protections the state passed in 2016 have been an actual problem for exactly no one, Massachusetts is once again the front line of the culture wars.

Hey — what happened to spring?

John Wong trudged through a wet golf course Thursday in Hyde Park.

By Jerome Campbell and Margeaux Sippell

The weather seems stuck in winter mode. May is just around the corner, but spring has still not sprung.

Business & Tech

Shirley Leung

Silver Line’s newest route links Chelsea, Seaport

The new Silver Line extension from Chelsea to Logan Airport and the Seaport District opens to the public on Saturday.

By Shirley Leung

A one-seat ride through the Ted Williams Tunnel serves Logan Airport, the Seaport District, and South Station.

MassHealth overpaid for drug tests, audit finds

By Felice J. Freyer

Laboratories bill separately for tests that are supposed to be “bundled,” costing the state up to $4.4 million over four years.

Shire rejects Takeda’s $60 billion takeover bid

A worker packed drugs  at Takeda in Oranienburg, Germany.

By Jonathan Saltzman

The Irish drug maker, which has most of its operations in Massachusetts, rejected an offer that would have made Japan’s Takeda one of the biggest drug makers in the world.

Obituaries

Gil Santos, 80; Patriots play-by-play man for more than three decades died on his birthday

Mr. Santos, shown in 1997, was the Patriots’ radio play-by-play announcer for 36 seasons.

By Marvin Pave and Danny McDonald

Mr. Santos was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame after 36 seasons and 744 games as the team’s radio voice.

Karen Dawisha, 68; traced roots of Russian corruption

In a photo provided by Miami University, Karen Dawisha in 2010. Dawisha, a Russia scholar who researched Vladimir Putin’s circle of trusted friends from St. Petersburg in the 1990s and, in a 2014 book, labeled the state they plotted out a “kleptocracy,” died on April 11, 2018, in Oxford, Ohio. She was 68. The book, “Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?,” made accusations so grave that Cambridge University Press refused to publish it. (Miami University via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY OBIT DAWISHAX BY ELLEN BARRY FORAPRIL 17, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Ellen Barry

Ms. Dawisha researched Vladimir Putin’s circle of trusted friends from St. Petersburg in the 1990s and labeled the state they plotted out a “kleptocracy.”

Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ actor who bottled magic on screen and off, dies at 65

FILE - In this May 19, 1988, file photo, Harry Anderson poses after a press conference in New York. Authorities said, Monday, April 16, 2018, that actor Harry Anderson of

By Maya Salam

Anderson spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE NOTES

Wayland driven by abundance of leadership

Chelmsford's Maya Dube (7) congratulates Julia D'Agostino after she scored against North Andover during their girls lacrosse game in Chelmsford, Mass., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

By Liam O’Brien

With five seniors forming the backbone of the team, the Warriors are off to a great start this season.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Foxborough boys shut down Scituate in lacrosse

By Trevor Hass

The undefeated Warriors allowed just two shots after intermission.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The Bruins were getting outplayed. Then Brad Marchand did something about it

Toronto, Ontario - 4/19/2018 - (2nd period) Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) scored on the assist from Pastrnak late in the second period for the go ahead 2-1 goal. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 4 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 20Bruins-Leafs, LOID: 8.4.1654852727.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Marchand’s tiebreaking goal Thursday put the Bruins on the doorstep of their first playoff series win in four years.

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NFL DRAFT I SPECIALISTS

Texas punter Michael Dickson a rare early entry in NFL Draft

By Nora Princiotti

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Joe Kelly will have suspension appeal heard Friday

By Peter Abraham

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

It’s very early, but Red Sox have been mighty impressive

By Nick Cafardo

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins’ Matt Grzelcyk gets the green light for Game 4

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Weekend

movie review | ★ ★

Amy Schumer’s comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’ is half daring, half a neurotic mess

Amy Schumer stars as a woman with body and self-esteem issues in “I Feel Pretty.”

By Ty Burr

Are we supposed to laugh with Schumer’s protagonist or at her? The movie wants it both ways at different times.

Music Review

Joe Perry rocks his way at House of Blues

Joe Perry at the House of Blues Wednesday.

By Marc Hirsh

For two hours, the Aerosmith guitarist plugged in and let ’er rip.

Television Review

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

A scene from the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

By Matthew Gilbert

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.