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Anita Hill spoke at a discussion about sexual harassment in December 2017.

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‘Another wakeup call’: Anita Hill speaks out about Kavanaugh allegation

In an interview with the Globe ahead of the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, Anita Hill said that the Senate is no better prepared to vet claims against a nominee today than it was when she testified about sexual harassment in 1991.

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The pressure on the Maine Republican began before a woman brought forward an allegation against Kavanaugh that could derail his nomination.

Gas explosions put spotlight on National Grid lockout, safety

The Merrimack Valley disaster could give locked-out union workers leverage over a company that doesn’t want to risk a catastrophe of its own.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_gonzalez1_met.jpg Jay Gonzalez’s revenue plan would tax state’s major colleges and universities

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee has proposed expansive education and transportation plans. Here are details.

Ty Burr | Critic’s Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ADJAYEPENDLETON-VIEWSOUTH.jpg Which design for the Boston Common MLK memorial rises to the (mountain)top?

How much should a memorial remake a space before it comes to dominate it? Is dominating that space exactly what a memorial to social activism should do, especially in a city with its own ongoing racial fissures?

The Nation

With Brett Kavanaugh vote, Susan Collins is in middle of a firestorm

Senator Susan Collins of Maine met with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at her office last month.

By James Pindell

The pressure on the Maine Republican began before a woman brought forward an allegation against Kavanaugh that could derail his nomination.

‘Another wakeup call’: Anita Hill speaks out about Kavanaugh allegation

Anita Hill spoke at a discussion about sexual harassment in December 2017.

By Stephanie Ebbert

In an interview with the Globe ahead of the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, Anita Hill said that the Senate is no better prepared to vet claims against a nominee today than it was when she testified about sexual harassment in 1991.

Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region

By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner

The victims include a 1-year-old boy who was swept away after his mother drove into floodwaters and lost her grip on him while trying to get back to dry land.

The World

North Korea says it will dismantle nuclear complex — if US responds

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean president Moon Jae-in Tuesday prior to an event in Pyongyang.

By Choe Sang-Hun

Kim Jong Un wants the Americans to take corresponding measures, South Korea’s president said. The inter-Korean summit also produced a number of other developments.

In North Korea, shouts for reunification and peace greet South’s leader

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waved to spectators as they rode through Pyongyang at the start orf their latest summit.

By Choe Sang-Hun

Moon Jae-in was greeted by throngs of North Koreans shouting “Reunification of the fatherland!” as he arrived in the North.

Cybersecurity firm sees more Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

Alister Shepherd, the director of a subsidiary of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, gestured Tuesday during a presentation about the APT33 hacking group, which his firm suspects are Iranian government-aligned hacker.

By Jon Gambrell

The company said that raises the danger level ahead of America reimposing crushing sanctions on Iran’s oil industry in early November.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jill Abramson

Has anything changed since 1991?

From left: Senators Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, and Patrick Leahy of the Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Hatch, Grassley, and Leahy were all on the committee in 1991.

By Jill Abramson

Christine Blasey Ford must be ready to face what confronted Anita Hill in 1991.

Renée Graham

In America, even victimhood is a privilege

Protesters placed their hands upon two empty coffins symbolizing the double-murder of black victims' bodies and their names during a protest before a Dallas Cowboys game.

By Renée Graham

A white man accused of sexual assault is being transformed into a sympathetic figure. Meanwhile, a black man shot to death in his own home by an officer is smeared as a possible criminal.

SCOT LEHIGH

The Republicans’ comical charade

Senators Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch.

By Scot Lehigh

Who, really, do they think they are fooling?

Metro

Ty Burr | Critic’s Notebook

Which design for the Boston Common MLK memorial rises to the (mountain)top?

The design by Adam Pendleton and Adjaye Associates with Future/Pace and David Reinfurt features a bridge and uses the existing slope. At right, the site of the Boston Massacre, a few blocks away.

By Ty Burr

How much should a memorial remake a space before it comes to dominate it? Is dominating that space exactly what a memorial to social activism should do, especially in a city with its own ongoing racial fissures?

Jay Gonzalez’s revenue plan would tax state’s major colleges and universities

Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for governor, has proposed expansive education and transportation plans.

By Joshua Miller

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee has proposed expansive education and transportation plans. Here are details.

Adrian Walker

King memorial project will bring a necessary change to Boston Common

People who walked through the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building on Tuesday were invited to leave comments about the five designs proposed for the new Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King memorial.

By Adrian Walker

With the unveiling of five possible designs for the city’s memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, a once-quixotic project has moved a huge step closer to reality.

Business & Tech

Who’ll pay to rebuild Columbia Gas network? Maybe the customers

Columbia Gas workers were at work in South Lawrence Tuesday after last week’s chaos.

By Jon Chesto

After last week’s disaster, Columbia Gas has started rebuilding miles of pipelines. But figuring out who is going to pay for all that work is an open question.

Gas explosions put spotlight on National Grid lockout, safety

Locked-out workers picketed at the National Grid gas facility in Malden earlier this month.

By Katie Johnston

The Merrimack Valley disaster could give locked-out union workers leverage over a company that doesn’t want to risk a catastrophe of its own.

BOLD TYPES

Change is afoot as Boston realty firm rebrands itself

Peter Evans (left) and Stephen Prozinksi.

By Jon Chesto

There’s a new CEO, a new look, and a new name (kind of) at Hunneman.

Obituaries

David Salamone, 28; contracted polio from vaccine and helped spur changes in US immunization policy

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Salamone was one of the last polio patients in America, and his suffering led to a change in federal policy that banished the disease altogether.

Sports

YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2

Red Sox’ weakest link — the bullpen — couldn’t finish this one off

Boston Red Sox's Ryan Brasier (70) reacts as New York Yankees' Neil Walker runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

By Peter Abraham

J.A. Happ and Neil Walker combined to help the Yankees to a victory and hold off a Red Sox AL East-clinching celebration for at least another day.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Champagne and beer put on ice, but David Price is on tap

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi talks to pitching coach Dana LeVangie during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Tuesday’s 3-2 loss at Yankee Stadium was a big tease for everyone in Red Sox Nation.

Josh Gordon trade is official. Now he needs to catch on where many others have dropped the ball.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stands on the sideline during an NFL football team practice Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

By Nora Princiotti

The Patriots have made a league-leading 38 wide receiver transactions since the beginning of March.

Wednesday Food

What she’s having

Ani Catering & Café makes eating healthier taste really good

The chicken gyro at Ani Catering and Café in Belmont.

By Kara Baskin

Ani runs a brisk office catering business — they even do weddings — but visiting in person still feels like a secret. It shouldn’t be.

Devra First

How one black-owned vegan restaurant aims to empower its neighborhood

Boston, MA - 9/12/18 - Jahriffe Mackenzie (cq), Nahdra Ra-Kiros (cq), and Chesterfield Coppin (cq) (not present) are co-owners of Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor (cq), at 340 Washington Street in Dorchester. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 19oasis Reporter: Devra First

By Devra First

In Four Corners in Dorchester, Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor offers soulful food made with love, along with a vision for the future.

Enticing chocolate elixirs headed Salem’s way

Bonnie Bennett and her husband, Tony, own and operate the Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe. They will open their second shop in Salem, near the Peabody Essex Museum.

By Aaron Kagan

Kakawa Chocolate House of Santa Fe will be the chocolatier’s second location.