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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, a reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Va. The chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court told prosecutors she fears that allowing fentanyl and carfentanil into courtrooms as evidence puts people at risk even when the drugs are properly packaged. Some medical experts said a proposal to ban them from courtrooms appears to be driven by a misguided understanding of the real dangers of the substances. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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The scourge of fentanyl is more clear in the battle against opioid use

Now, fentanyl is found in the bodies of nearly 90 percent of those who died of opioid overdoses.

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Allen Weisselberg has testified in federal court about his role in the payment of hush money to a porn actress.

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Questions about how Trooper Leigha Genduso, an unindicted co-conspirator in a major marijuana trafficking case, became a civilian dispatcher in 2008 and then a trooper erupted earlier this year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiBriannaWu03.jpg Candidate Brianna Wu is learning the rules of a whole new game

Brianna Wu, a video game developer, is trying to channel her online renown into a campaign for Congress.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/turner071718BIZ18smell13.jpg What’s that smell? Electronic noses can sniff it out

Cambridge-based C2Sense is one of a number of companies developing technology that can sense and identify scent.

The Nation

Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry

Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, exits from federal court in New York on Aug 21. MUST CREDIT: Mark Kauzlarich, Bloomberg

By Carol D. Leonnig and Devlin Barrett

Allen Weisselberg has testified in federal court about his role in the payment of hush money to a porn actress.

Trump urges Sessions to examine corruption on the ‘other side’

By Eileen Sullivan

The president blames the Justice Department for inquiries that ensnared his former campaign chairman and lawyer.

McCain discontinuing treatment for brain cancer

Senator McCain of Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma last year.

By Nicholas Fandos

The Arizona senator surpassed expectations for his survival since being diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer

The World

Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over energy policy

By A. Odysseus Patrick

Scott Morrison, the country’s treasurer, became the fourth prime minister in five years.

Spain sets in motion plan to dig up former dictator Franco

People stood near the tomb of Francisco Franco 30 miles northwest of Madrid Friday.

Spain’s center-left government wants to remove the remains from a national mausoleum honoring its civil war dead.

Abuse survivor demands more Vatican accountability

By Nicole Winfield

Marie Collins urged families attending a Dublin conference to ask why the pope scrapped a proposed accountability tribunal.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

An elected school committee? So old-school

Boston, MA: 11-7-17: Boston Mayor Martin Walsh celebrated his re-election to a second term at a party held in the Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. He is pictured asa he arrives on stage to give his victory speech. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Those who want an elected school committee also lose sight of the fact that it’s the mayor who controls the budget — and that’s how it has always been.

Letters

The way forward for the Democrats

FILE -- Silhouettes of guests at the Democratic National Convention's winter meeting at Atlanta Convention Center in Atlanta, Feb. 25, 2017. The FBI is investigating an unsuccessful hacking attempt on the DNC in August 2018, but the identities of the would-be hackers are unclear. (Kevin D. Liles/The New York Times)

Margery Eagan’s defense of Nancy Pelosi drew reaction from readers about the way forward for the Democrats.

Metro

State Police probe clears leaders in hiring of trooper with drug-dealing past

Charlestown, MA -- 3/26/2018 - Massachusetts State Police Trooper Leigha Genduso poses for a portrait in Charlestown. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 28Genduso Reporter:

By Andrea Estes and Shelley Murphy

Questions about how Trooper Leigha Genduso, an unindicted co-conspirator in a major marijuana trafficking case, became a civilian dispatcher in 2008 and then a trooper erupted earlier this year.

New hopes for Ramsay Park in Roxbury after $2.4 million face lift

Children from Shelburne Summer Camp went high for a spin on a rotating rope sphere at the renovated Ramsay Park.

By Jeremy C. Fox

After a renovation that was driven by local activism, city officials and neighbors hope Ramsay Park will attract families rather than trouble.

Candidate Brianna Wu is learning the rules of a whole new game

Congressional candidate Brianna Wu showed off a cardboard cutout of her opponent incumbent Representative Stephen Lynch.

By Stephanie Ebbert

Brianna Wu, a video game developer, is trying to channel her online renown into a campaign for Congress.

Business & Tech

Developer enters showdown with Smith & Wesson over gun control

John Rosenthal is the cofounder of Stop Handgun Violence.

By Jon Chesto

The developer could just spend his time focused on his long-awaited Fenway Center project, which is finally under way. But he’s also cofounder of Stop Handgun Violence, and there’s some marching to be done.

MGM Springfield opens with fanfare

Customers high five employees as they walked into MGM Springfield for the first time.

By Andy Rosen and Sophia Eppolito

The state’s first resort casino opened its doors with a grand parade and celebration that will continue into the night.

Fed chairman defends interest rate hikes as Trump’s attacks show no sign of working

John Williams, left, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, left, and Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, right, walk together after Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. (AP Photo/Jonathan Crosby)

By Heather Long

Jerome Powell said Friday that the gradual increases remain “appropriate” to keep the US economy healthy and thriving.

Obituaries

Robin Leach, 76, host of ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’

Mr. Leach took viewers on tours of mansions, yachts with Jacuzzis, and champagne that ran to four figures.

By Regina Garcia Cano and Andrew Dalton

Mr. Leach’s voice crystallized the opulent 1980s. His career spanned six decades and included stints with CNN, People magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and the Daily Mail, where he began as a writer in Britain at 18.

Sports

Stan Grossfeld

There are two very different sides to Teal Bunbury, the Revolution’s top goal scorer

Foxborough, Ma---August 11,, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Teal Bunbry of the New England Revolution loosens up before a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium.

By Stan Grossfeld

He may not be a household name, but teammates and opponents know him well by the way he plays the game.

Nora Princiotti

Two McCourtys at safety for Patriots? Jason gets a look in third preseason game

Carolina Panthers' Cameron Artis-Payne (34) runs past New England Patriots' Jason McCourty (30) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

By Nora Princiotti

The cornerback said playing safety was exciting, and his versatility could earn him a role with the Patriots.

‘He’s looking good’: What Jayson Tatum had to say about Markelle Fultz

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers stands next to Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics during foul shots in the first half at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 102-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

By Nicole Yang

Tatum said he sees the Philadelphia guard at the gym, and that the two are “really close.”

Good Life

Alewife garage declared ‘safe for use’ by the MBTA

By John R. Ellement

The MBTA said Friday the Alewife parking garage has passed a safety examination and will now return to its regular operating schedule as of 5 a.m. Saturday.

HELP DESK

Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how

If alcohol is taking on a bigger role in your life, if might be time to reassess your drinking.

By Felice J. Freyer

You can drink too much without necessarily being addicted to alcohol. And drinking less can make your life better.

hot ticket

It’s almost time for Harvest Fest

There’ll be rides and games at Lookout Farm’s first-ever Harvest Fest.

By Kara Baskin

Natick’s Lookout Farm is hosting their first-ever Harvest Fest on Sept. 9

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