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Mandatory Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9747931af) Brett Kavanaugh and Donald J. Trump US President Donald J. Trump announces his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Washington, USA - 09 Jul 2018 US President Donald J. Trump (R) announces Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh (L) as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 July 2018. The confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee is expected to face strong opposition from Senate Democrats, as the balance of the court could be altered with long-lasting effect on controversial laws.

Trump makes his Supreme Court pick, and an epic nomination battle is about to begin

The president selected federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, potentially cementing the court’s rightward tilt for a generation.

// Susan Collins is no maverick with GOP judicial nominees

During her 22 years in the Senate, Susan Collins has opposed judicial nominees put forward by Republican presidents just 1.2 percent of the time.

// Mount Ida president blames closure on Lasell College maneuvers

Former Mount Ida College president Barry Brown blamed the school’s shutdown on Lasell College’s unexpected change of the terms of a merger.

// Is Massachusetts growing enough pot?

Recreational pot will be on sale in a matter of weeks, and some cannabis economists are warning of a serious shortage, at least at first.

// Phone contacts: Do you delete the deceased?

For many people, the simple fact of a name and phone number in a cellphone, with sometimes a small photo, remains a meaningful tie to someone who can never call back.