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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/MickeyRivera.jpg Court documents shed new light on Cape Cod driver’s criminal past

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.”

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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.