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Althea Lank is treated for age-related macular degeneration at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Hope for new macular degeneration treatments buoys patients

Scientists are experimenting with dozens of new treatments, including about 20 in clinical trials, to combat an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans.

Commentary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/5288f03e184d4647ab444a0c037a2e10-5288f03e184d4647ab444a0c037a2e10-0.jpg Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and the trials of excellence for black women

On a night that should have been a celebration, the players shed tears and a hug as a consolation for the sweet-and-sour sting that comes with being black and a woman and great.

Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T

Nearly 60 percent of MBTA stations and garages are rated as being in need of major repairs, according to a preliminary assessment the agency conducted of its properties.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/09/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1028795526.jpg Mike Pence says he had no role in controversial opinion piece

The vice president also said he would take a lie-detector test ‘‘in a heartbeat’’ to prove that he was not the author.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_noah_love_083118_04.jpg This 24-year-old Boston student went on as many as three dates a day for a month — all in the name of love

Taking a mathematical approach, a Boston man threw out romance and went for volume.

The Nation

Mike Pence says he had no role in controversial opinion piece

The anonymous op-ed was “just an obvious attempt to distract attention from this booming economy and President Trump’s record of success,” said Vice President Mike Pence.

By Felicia Sonmez

The vice president also said he would take a lie-detector test ‘‘in a heartbeat’’ to prove that he was not the author.

Catholic clergyman in D.C. calls on cardinal to resign

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral last month.

By Julie Zauzmer

A top deacon says he won’t participate in any Mass led by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the latest blow to the embattled archbishop.

Dallas police officer who killed man at home arrested on manslaughter charge

Botham Jean was shot at his home by an officer who said she had mistaken his apartment for her own.

By Ryan Tarinelli and Ken Miller

Amber Guyger was booked into a county jail on Sunday night, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The World

Scores killed in wave of violence in Afghanistan

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JAWAD JALALI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9877724c) Afghan security officers inspect the scene of a suicide attack targeting convey of followers of Afghanistan national hero, late Ahmad Shah Massoud, while marching his death anniversary on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 September 2018. According to Kabul police officials, at least one person killed and 10 others wounded. At least one was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan - 09 Sep 2018

By Najim Rahim and Rod Nordland

Police officers, soldiers, and civilians were killed by insurgents in four separate attacks, including one to overrun a major military base.

Hundreds arrested as Russians protest raising state pension age to 65 for men, 60 for women

Police officers detained protesters during a rally in Saint Petersburg against raising the retirement age.

By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Jim Heintz

Nearly 300 people were reported arrested as a government plan to increase the age for collecting state pensions brought protests across Russia’s 11 time zones Sunday.

Swedes give boost to far-right anti-immigration party

Twin sisters posed while their parents voted in the Swedish general elections at a polling station in the suburb of Rinkeby, north of Stockholm.

By Michael Birnbaum

But the insurgent far-right party still fell short of capturing a commanding position inside the parliament.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Probe of St. John’s Seminary needs independence

Braintree-12/20/17 At the Archdiocese of Boston Headquarters, Cardinal Sean O'Malley met with the media to speak about the death of former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (metro)

The investigation of sexual harassment and other abuse needs the clarity of an outside investigation.

Opinion | Robert Pinsky

Democracy and the cultural ideal

By Robert Pinsky

Art does not teach good behavior. But it puts forward the values and ideals of a democratic culture.

Opinion | Alan Solomont

In youth vote, a force for change is ready — and waiting — to be activated

David Hogg, who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, speaks to a group of teens marching to end gun violence, in Springfield in August.

By Alan Solomont

Young voters are less likely to be approached by campaigns at all, or to hear about issues that concern them.

Metro

Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T

The ceilings at the commuter and Red Line stops in Porter Square leak during rainstorms, forming small puddles on the platforms below.

By Adam Vaccaro

Nearly 60 percent of MBTA stations and garages are rated as being in need of major repairs, according to a preliminary assessment the agency conducted of its properties.

Hope for new macular degeneration treatments buoys patients

Althea Lank is treated for age-related macular degeneration at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary.

By Robert Weisman

Scientists are experimenting with dozens of new treatments, including about 20 in clinical trials, to combat an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans.

This 24-year-old Boston student went on as many as three dates a day for a month — all in the name of love

Noah checked his messages at a coffee shop.

By Dugan Arnett

Taking a mathematical approach, a Boston man threw out romance and went for volume.

Business & Tech

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Antitrust law, Net giants, speech: US treads on new ground

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department may investigate Internet companies’ news policies as well as their bans of controversial voices.

By Hiawatha Bray

Legal scholars dispute whether government has legal grounds against Facebook, Google, and Twitter over political speech and bias questions.

WORK SPACE

Julie Crockford’s modest office is filled with tributes and hopes

Julie Crockford is executive director of Empower Success Corps.

By Robert Weisman

Crockford’s modest office at Empower Success Corps is decorated with plants, artwork, and mementos from previous jobs.

Les Moonves, longtime CBS chief, steps down

Ex-CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves is facing new sexual harassment allegations in a New Yorker magazine article.

By Edmund Lee

Moonves resigned Sunday night after the publication of new sexual harassment allegations against him.

Obituaries

Carrie Dunsmore, attorney and writer of Queen of Booklandia blog, dies at 40

Ms. Dunsmore with her husband, Jon, and their children, from left, Nora (in carrier), Peter, and Nate, in Yosemite National Park in August 2014.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Dunsmore was a prolific reader, and she chronicled every book she read each year.

Bill Daily, who played oddballs on hit sitcoms, dies at 91

FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, Bill Daily arrives for TV Land's 35th anniversary tribute to

By Matt Schudel

The comic actor was best known for his second-banana roles and off-kilter style of humor.

Sports

Red Sox 6, Astros 5

Mitch Moreland was due for a big hit. It came at just the right time for Red Sox

Boston, MA--9/9/2018-- Red Sox Mitch Moreland reacts to his game winning RBI against the Astros during the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: RedSox-Astros Reporter:

By Peter Abraham

Mitch Moreland’s RBI single in bottom of the ninth inning pushed the Red Sox over the top.

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

Even in victory, Patriots not overly impressed with their performance

From left to right: Riley McCarron, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan celebrated together Dorsett's touchdown reception at the end of the first half.

By Ben Volin

They will never acknowledge they are happy with the progress of the team, especially after just one week.

TARA SULLIVAN

The Patriots’ defense had a confident start, unlike last year’s season opener

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was held in check by the Patriots.

By Tara Sullivan

New England held dangerous quarterback Deshaun Watson in check and limited Houston to 325 yards.

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