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The 30- and 40-somethings on Tuesday’s Democratic primary ballot are buoyed by a national trend, and their contests echo a generational divide in the party between its longtime stalwarts and upstart contenders, party members said.

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In primary and beyond, Democrats grapple with a generational divide

The 30- and 40-somethings on Tuesday’s Democratic primary ballot are buoyed by a national trend.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_bethlindstrom_metro265.jpg Candidates for governor, US Senate crisscross state in last-minute push before primary

Candidates spent the holiday weekend reminding voters that there’s an election — on Tuesday.

Under Trump, labor protections stripped away

President Trump and his appointees are steering policy in a decidedly employer-friendly direction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Retreat_11.jpg On speck of land, drug recovery program looks to take root

The Penikese Island School wants to build a year-round residential center on an unpopulated island 14 miles from Woods Hole, a refuge for those fighting opioid abuse.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_31college-2_metro.jpg Who gets the better bed? As college freshmen move in, it’s turf war time

In an age when every aspect of dorm decor and etiquette can be pre-negotiated online, the bed is perhaps the last thing decided in real time.