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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?

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

Days after Merrimack Valley disaster, Columbia Gas faces first lawsuits

Columbia Gas president Steve Bryant got a tour of a donations center set up inside the Lawrence Senior Center.

By Milton J. Valencia and Matt Rocheleau

The company said in a statement that it remains committed to providing compensation to the thousands affected by last Thursday’s crisis.

Sports

CHAD FINN

When it comes to Josh Gordon and Patriots, there is no apt comparison

By Chad Finn

He’s not Randy Moss, Corey Dillon, or Albert Haynesworth, but in the right frame of mind, Gordon could help.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Bill O’Brien’s embarrassing Week 2, and other thoughts from around the NFL

Bill O'Brien argues a call in the second half against the Titans.

By Ben Volin

The Texans fell to the Titans in a bad way, leaving them 0-2, and O’Brien has been off his game.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

Medway has lost three straight state finals, and that’s always on players’ minds

19gsoccnotes -- Medway coach Jason Rojee addresses his team during a timeout in Monday night's victory 2-1 at Medfield (Matt MacCormack)

By Matt MacCormack

Westford Academy and Archbishop Williams are also motivated by losses in last year’s title games.