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See the finalists for the MLK memorial on the Boston Common

Each proposal would significantly shift the look and feel of part of Boston Common, America’s oldest public park.

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Opponent Dan Koh, who had requested the recount, conceded Monday and called on Democrats to unite behind Trahan.

Brett Kavanaugh and accuser will testify before Senate panel Monday

Republicans abruptly laid plans for a Senate committee hearing at which Kavanaugh and the woman alleging he sexually assaulted her decades ago will testify publicly.

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Nearly two months after Oumou Kanoute wrote about her encounter with the Smith campus police, her life on campus is markedly different.

Don Aucoin

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Hamilton0044rRDaveedDiggs,OkierieteOnaodowan,AnthonyRamos,andLin-ManuelMirandainHamilton.jpg ‘Hamilton’ and the sound of dissent

Born during the Obama years, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical resonates differently in the era of Donald Trump.

The Nation

Brett Kavanaugh and accuser will testify before Senate panel Monday

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Both parties are grappling with tremendous political risks in the midst of an increasingly messy Supreme Court fight. Republicans risked alienating women, particularly in the nation’s suburbs, by embracing President Trump’s hand-picked nominee even after allegations surfaced of decades-old sexual misconduct. Democrats, who want to delay the high-stakes nomination, risked energizing complacent Republican voters should they play politics with the sensitive allegations.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Eileen Sullivan

Republicans abruptly laid plans for a Senate committee hearing at which Kavanaugh and the woman alleging he sexually assaulted her decades ago will testify publicly.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Mary Ann D’Urso

‘No one is talking about us’ in this booming economy

‘No one is talking about us’ in this booming economy

By Mary Ann D’Urso

The statistics of a strong economy don’t represent the tough reality for millions of people working multiple jobs.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Brett Kavanaugh’s little lies are catching up with him

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

By Joan Vennochi

Now he looks even more like a mini-Trump.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The death of the GOP’s governing class

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 05, 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain (L) shakes hands with US President George W. Bush after recieving his endorsement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

By Richard North Patterson

Members of the once-proud governing elite have been supplanted by an unstable and unqualified demagogue who treats them with contempt.

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Pressure inside Columbia Gas pipes was 12 times higher than normal

By Milton J. Valencia and Matt Rocheleau

Electricity, which was cut off last Thursday to some 18,000 customers as a safety precaution, has been fully restored.

Obituaries

Walter Mischel, psychologist who designed famous ‘marshmallow test,’ dies at 88

Dr. Mischel’s marshmallow test allowed a child to eat a treat right away, or get a second treat as reward for waiting alone in a room for 15 to 20 minutes before taking that first bite.

Dr. Mischel’s test allowed a child to eat a treat right away, or get a second treat as reward for waiting alone in a room for 15 to 20 minutes before taking that first bite.

Sports

Tara Sullivan

Josh Gordon is a desperate move, but a risk worth taking

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

By Tara Sullivan

The receiver has huge upside — and downside — for a team in dire need of a playmaker.

JIM MCBRIDE | FILM REVIEW

Here’s why the Jaguars got off to a fast start — and the Patriots didn’t

Jacksonville, FL - 9/16/2018 - (4th quarter) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30) drags a host of New England Patriots defenders on this carry during the fourth quarter. The Jacksonville Jaguars host the New England Patriots at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 17Patriots-Jaguars, LOID:8.4.3163038406.

By Jim McBride

The first two possessions for each team set the tone for the rest of the game.

Tom Brady says he hopes Josh Gordon can work hard and put the team first

Jacksonville, FL - 9/16/2018 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks off the field checking the replay on the video screen after failing to get a first down on a short pass to New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84). The Patriots settled for a field goal. The Jacksonville Jaguars host the New England Patriots at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 17Patriots-Jaguars, LOID:8.4.3163038406.

Brady spoke during an interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One.

Tuesday Stories

Don Aucoin

‘Hamilton’ and the sound of dissent

From left: Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

By Don Aucoin

Born during the Obama years, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical resonates differently in the era of Donald Trump.