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Cambridge, MA -- 10/26/2017 - (Top Row: L-R) Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Neil Gorsuch and (Bottom Row: L-R) Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan pose or a portrait before taking part in a procession to mark Harvard Law School's bicentennial. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 27justices Reporter:

Analysis

Kennedy’s retirement gives Trump another chance to make long-term impact

President Trump has tamed a Republican Congress and aggressively asserted executive power. Now he can cement his influence over the third branch of government.

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy say Wednesday he is retiring, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/TROOPERS.jpg Three Mass. state troopers arrested in overtime fraud probe

Federal authorities have arrested three State Police troopers, two recently retired and one currently suspended, amid an ongoing probe into alleged overtime fraud.

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The acclaimed Tanglewood Festival Chorus’s new conductor has decimated its ranks, forcing out a large swath of singers, including many senior members.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Twitter_28pressley_01_met.jpg New York upset shows what’s possible in Massachusetts

Political observers are warning that the same restive forces that carried Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to victory in New York on Tuesday could strike again in September.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_19edvestors-1_metro.jpg Nonprofit chief is poised to be interim BPS superintendent

Laura Perille is the president and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement organization.