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2/9/2018 It has been 12 years since Rita Sarpong, right, has seen her family in Ghana. Her sister Ellen Sarpong, center, who married since she has been away, greets her. Six of Rita's seven siblings live in Ghana.(Precious, the beloved daughter of a neighbor, on left.) (Photo by Michele McDonald)

Michele McDonald for the Boston Globe

Stranger in the house

The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_gardnermuseum10_national.jpg Isabella Stewart Gardner’s loss, echoing through the years

The most captivating person connected to the theft of 13 treasures from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the largest unsolved art heist in history, is neither a suspect nor a detective. It’s Gardner.

Woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault comes forward

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Christine Blasey Ford. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Church_01.jpg After allegations of theft at Winchester church, a youth minister asked questions. Now, he may lose his job

Police and the FBI looked into allegations of theft at St. Mary’s in Winchester. No one was charged, and a youth minister was placed on leave when he asked about it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/15111_KDB_DIEHL_0001-20594.jpg Diehl would ‘welcome’ Trump. Baker? Not so much. This is the 2018 GOP ticket in Mass.

Welcome to the conflicted top of the state’s 2018 Republican ticket.