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Bed sores, neglect, alleged abuse: inside the Bedford VA nursing home

The nursing home, where one resident died while a nearby aide played video games, is one of 11 veterans nursing homes to get the lowest possible score for quality and surprise inspections.

It was marathon Monday for candidates: Ayanna Pressley greeted a backer at a Labor Day breakfast in Boston. She seeks to unseat Representative Michael Capuano, who met with supporters in Everett.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Candidates make final pitches in races across Mass.

Candidates spent Labor Day rushing from breakfasts to cookouts, and from parades to meet-and-greets, all ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

hiawatha bray | tech lab

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Hiawatha-Bray-8818.jpg The digital campaign: In 2018, the rules have changed

New technologies are often cheaper to use, leveling the playing field in an election year that features many younger and first-time candidates.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_jake_diabetes_082718_04.jpg Students with chronic conditions face a stiff burden

Just about any regular problem that comes with adjusting to college is amplified for students with chronic diseases. And colleges have seemingly taken note.

Norberto Lugo worked a bog with a cranberry rake at Flax Pond Farms in Carver.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Facing a glut, cranberry farmers want to dump part of the harvest so prices can rise

With only a few weeks left before the harvest, growers are waiting for a decision on whether the industry can cap the amount of berries produced.

The Nation

Trump attacks top union leader on Labor Day

President Trump disembarked from Air Force One last week.

By the Associated Press

Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka ‘‘represented his union poorly on television this weekend.’’

Trump renews attacks on ‘the Jeff Sessions Justice Department’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in July in Portland, Maine. President Trump on Monday criticized “the Jeff Sessions Justice Department” for its recent indictments of two sitting members of the House of Representatives.

By Josh Dawsey

The latest tweets indicated that Trump wanted his AG to base law enforcement actions on how it could affect the GOP’s electoral success.

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane warning to Gulf Coast

Two men fished Monday amid rain and wind whipped up by Tropical Storm Gordon in Miami.

By Jennifer Kay

Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground.

The World

Muslim court canes Malaysian women for same-sex relationship

A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times after they pleaded guilty to homosexual activity to the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia, on Monday.

By Austin Ramzy

Two Malaysian women accused of pursuing a sexual relationship were caned in an Islamic court Monday, setting off an outcry from rights groups.

Sweden was long seen as a ‘moral superpower.’ That may be changing.

Election campaign posters in Rinkeby, a heavily immigrant district of northwest Stockholm.

By Steven Erlanger

As an angry and divided Sweden prepares to vote Sunday, the shape of the next Swedish government is utterly unclear.

South African authorities say 8 killed in explosion at munitions plant near Cape Town

A woman prayed outside the Rheinmetall Denel munitions facility in Macassar after an explosion at the facility killed at least eight people and injured more on Monday.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition depot.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Voters, have your say on primary day

Today is your day, Massachusetts voters.

Opinion | Seth Moulton

Build the Boston North South Rail Link now

At South Station, passengers board the Acela for a trip to Washington, D.C.

By Seth Moulton

We need a regional rail system. And only the North South Rail Link can make it work.

Opinion | Rachelle G. Cohen

Why the North South Rail Link deserves to die

By Rachelle G. Cohen

Won’t someone please just put a stake in the heart of the state’s oldest and most preposterous transit idea ever?

Metro

Bed sores, neglect, alleged abuse: inside the Bedford VA nursing home

Bedford, Ma., 08/27/18, Helga Amidon visiting her husband Charles, a decorated veteran, at the Bedford VA. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Andrea Estes and Donovan Slack

The nursing home, where one resident died while a nearby aide played video games, is one of 11 veterans nursing homes to get the lowest possible score for quality and surprise inspections.

Candidates make final pitches in races across Mass.

It was marathon Monday for candidates: Ayanna Pressley greeted a backer at a Labor Day breakfast in Boston. She seeks to unseat Representative Michael Capuano, who met with supporters in Everett.

By Matt Stout

Candidates spent Labor Day rushing from breakfasts to cookouts, and from parades to meet-and-greets, all ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

On primary day, turnout may depend on location

How long you wait to vote Tuesday may depend on which community you live in

By Milton J. Valencia

It’s primary election day in Massachusetts, and elections commissioners and analysts – as well as candidates – are bracing for the unknown.

Business & Tech

Facing a glut, cranberry farmers want to dump part of the harvest so prices can rise

Norberto Lugo worked a bog with a cranberry rake at Flax Pond Farms in Carver.

By Alex Gailey

With only a few weeks left before the harvest, growers are waiting for a decision on whether the industry can cap the amount of berries produced.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Study: Massachusetts is less sexist than other states

By Evan Horowitz

New research looks at how gender bias in individual states affects women’s wages, employment, and whether they have children at an early age

hiawatha bray | tech lab

The digital campaign: In 2018, the rules have changed

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. a Democrat, used low-cost texts to help win his party’s gubernatorial primary in Florida.

By Hiawatha Bray

New technologies are often cheaper to use, leveling the playing field in an election year that features many younger and first-time candidates.

Obituaries

Rachel Cowan, 77, innovative rabbi

By Joseph Berger

Rabbi Cowan helped mixed-marriage couples, designed services to comfort the sick and dying, and injected contemplative practices into religious life.

Marie Severin, 89, versatile comic book artist

Incredible Hulk comic books were displayed at a store in New York City. Among Ms. Severin’s most notable superhero work were runs of The Incredible Hulk.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Ms. Severin’s confident hand drew most of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Comics pantheon at a time when women were rare in that field.

Sports

TARA SULLIVAN

Who would argue with Bryson DeChambeau’s unique approach to golf now?

Bryson DeChambeau watches the flight of his tee shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship.

By Tara Sullivan

DeChambeau’s vision has produced results that have made believers out of his biggest skeptics.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The Tomato Can Division again will be the Patriots’ safety net

The Patriots beat the Jets twice last season en route to their ninth straight AFC East title.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Internal unrest and on-field issues won’t keep them from coasting to another AFC East title.

RED SOX 8, BRAVES 2

The Braves walked J.D. Martinez, and then Xander Bogaerts made them pay

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 3: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox knocks in two runs with a ninth inning double against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

Intentionally walking Martinez loaded the bases, and the Red Sox shortstop promptly put the game away with a two-run double.

Tuesday Stories

Names

Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker Festival lineup

Steve Bannon in 2017.

By the Associated Press

‘‘I've thought this through and talked to colleagues — and I've re-considered,’’ New Yorker editor David Remnick said in a statement.

Love Letters

I want to be there for him during this crisis

By Meredith Goldstein

He is anguished, and for the past two weeks he’s been texting me and even suggesting getting together. I don’t know if he means as friends or more.

TV Critic’s Corner

Hey, don’t forget about HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

From left: Pernell Walker, James Franco, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s “The Deuce.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The second season of the David Simon/George Pelecanos show returns Sunday at 9 p.m.