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04/28/2018 WORCESTER, MA Governor Charlie Baker (cq) spoke during the Massachusetts GOP State Convention held at the DCU Center in Worcester. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

As Charlie Baker revs up reelection campaign, help has already arrived

A Republican-backed super PAC that poured nearly $12 million into Baker’s 2014 victory is splashing a cheery, 32-second spot across local televisions, touting his lofty polling and the state’s humming economy.

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Filings raise questions about whether Mickey A. Rivera posed too great a public safety risk to warrant bail in a 2015 case and whether the fatal accident could have been prevented.

Oumou Kanoute, a Smith College sophomore who an employee thought “seemed out of place.”

Boston Globe

COMMENTARY | Jeneé Osterheldt

‘All I did was be black.’ It’s not just Smith College. America’s racism has no lone wolf

Don’t wrap yourself in the comfort of believing these are isolated incidents. Don’t nestle into the distance, ready to believe this doesn’t happen in your neighborhood.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/6d778e5c4807446faf3f2a0f1368c4ef-d09dc9d6a34941dbad5423a6bb2bcb67-0.jpg Manafort sought redemption in Trump but wound up in court

Paul Manafort’s services did not come cheap. His consulting work helped prop up foreign strongmen, who in turn kept him in $12,000 bespoke suits from Beverly Hills.

The Nation

Manafort sought redemption in Trump but wound up in court

FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. Manafort is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday, July 31 in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges relating to money laundering stemming from a Ukrainian political consulting, giving the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

By Matt Apuzzo, Eileen Sullivan and Sharon LaFraniere

Paul Manafort’s services did not come cheap. His consulting work helped prop up foreign strongmen, who in turn kept him in $12,000 bespoke suits from Beverly Hills.

Las Vegas gunman lost over $1.5 million before mass shooting

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 04, 2017 The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, that Stephen Paddock fired from 2 days later, is seen in the evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. MGM resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre, July 17, 2018 / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

By Ken Ritter

Stephen Paddock had lost more than $1.5 million in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 people dead.

2 workers at child immigrant centers accused of sex abuse

By Matthew Haag

They are the latest claims of abuse at government-contracted shelters that have a key role in the immigration crackdown.

The World

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Gaza protests

Gaza’s Hamas rulers led several thousand Palestinians in a protest along the frontier with Israel.

Zimbabwe opposition says vote was stolen

By Max Bearak

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said the narrow election victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa was fraudulent.

Suicide bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 29

The heavily armed attackers were disguised in the all-encompassing burkas worn by conservative Afghan women.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

Trump’s family separation policy is a continuing horror show

In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a news conference in San Diego near the border with Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)

By Michael A. Cohen

Our immediate goal should be reuniting every family. Another goal: ensure the monsters responsible for this barbarism are never allowed to live it down.

EDITORIAL

A battery for the next century? It could happen here

FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, the sun shines off the rear deck of a roadster on a Tesla dealer's lot in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Martin Tripp, a former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada, is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. His lawyers filed a counterclaim in federal court in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Mother Nature isn’t making any more cobalt or nickel.

Letters

No place for subtlety in Faneuil Hall slavery memorial

“The salient role of Boston slave traders in the region’s colonial economy . . . should emphatically not be memorialized by the proposed ‘subtle’ design.”

Metro

Smith staffer put on leave after calling police on black student

Smith College campus in Northampton, Mass.

By Travis Andersen and Deirdre Fernandes

A Smith College employee who called campus police Tuesday to report that a black student eating her lunch looked “out of place” has been put on leave.

COMMENTARY | Jeneé Osterheldt

‘All I did was be black.’ It’s not just Smith College. America’s racism has no lone wolf

Oumou Kanoute, a Smith College sophomore who an employee thought “seemed out of place.”

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Don’t wrap yourself in the comfort of believing these are isolated incidents. Don’t nestle into the distance, ready to believe this doesn’t happen in your neighborhood.

Court documents shed new light on Cape Cod driver’s criminal past

Mickey Rivera mugshot (Fall River Police)

By Shelley Murphy, J.D. Capelouto and Amelia Nierenberg

Filings raise questions about whether Mickey A. Rivera posed too great a public safety risk to warrant bail in a 2015 case and whether the fatal accident could have been prevented.

Obituaries

Betty Miles, her children’s books tackled sexism, dies at 90

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Ms. Miles’s books addressed real-life issues like sexism, racism, and censorship after she had emerged from the 1950s to become a feminist.

Patricia Cohen, tracked mental health of children, dies at 81

Dr. Cohen found correlations between parenting styles and mental health.

By Benedict Carey

Dr. Cohen detailed the natural history of psychiatric problems and helped to create a framework for future long-term studies.

Vladimir Voinovich, 85, dissident Russian writer

Former Soviet dissident, novelist Vladimir Voinovich speaks at a news conference during a presentation of his new book

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Voinovich’s satirical novels vexed the Soviet authorities in the Leonid Brezhnev era, resulting in his banishment from the country for a decade.

Sports

RED SOX 4, YANKEES 1

On a wild night at Fenway, Rick Porcello put together a masterpiece

Rick Porcello (22) gets the hero shower following his masterful pitching performance as he went 9 innings in the 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in Game 2 of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.4.2729609219.

By Peter Abraham

The righthander faced only 28 hitters, allowing one hit and striking out nine without a walk in an 86-pitch masterpiece.

For BC’s A.J. Dillon, improving is tops on his to-do list

Chestnut Hill, MA - 10/27/2017 - (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon (2) breaks loose for a long run for a first down leaving a host of Florida State Seminoles defenders in his wake. Boston College hosts Florida State at Alumni stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 28BC-Florida State, LOID:8.3.4153954472.

By Julian Benbow

The Eagles’ football team gets back to work on first day of preseason practices.

Tom Brady’s 41st birthday was a cakewalk for him at practice

Foxborough-08/03/2018 Patriots Training Camp- Tom Brady signs autographs after practice to birthday well-wishers on Brady's 41st birthday. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Nora Princiotti

The quarterback essentially got the day off from workouts, but there was a giant cake and plenty of well wishes.

Good Life

What does your spouse do for a living? These days the answer often is, ‘I’m not quite sure’

By Kara Baskin

It is the unspoken truth of the tech age: Many of us cannot accurately describe what our spouse does for a living.

Ask Amy

Parents’ sideline coaching is way out of bounds

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Frontline’ brings white supremacists into focus

A scene from the clashes at the Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

By Matthew Gilbert

On Tuesday, the series is airing a look back at last August’s deadly Charlottesville rally.

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