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At Yale, Kavanaugh accusations are the talk of campus

Students walked past a flier from Monday’s protest against Brett Kavanaugh at Yale Law School.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Yale. On campus, the sexual misconduct allegations against him have sparked protest.

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Republicans, and President Trump, are using a hyper-combative approach as they try to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Fort Myers, FL- 2/23/2018 - Red Sox Spring Training- Credit Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe---Red Sox manager Alex Cora gets greetings from friends on the Minnesota Twins prior to his first major league exhibition game as Sox manager.

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PETER ABRAHAM

‘For this to happen is very special’: How the Red Sox pulled off this unprecedented season

Rookie manager Alex Cora’s inclusive approach turned a good team into a historically great one.

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The president preached a theme of “sovereignty” at the United Nations on Tuesday as he spoke to the General Assembly.

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Meal kit delivery services were supposed to save a nation that can cook only chicken. So what happened?

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analysis

Republicans are adopting Trump’s tactics in Kavanaugh battle

FILE -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, adjusts his tie while he waits to meet with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 30, 2018. Kavanaugh's pluses have become minuses as his time at elite schools has given rise to sexual misconduct claims and his long record in Washington has fueled Democratic distrust, Carl Hulse writes. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

By Annie Linskey and Jess Bidgood

Republicans, and President Trump, are using a hyper-combative approach as they try to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane Florence surrounds homes in Dillon, S.C. Scientists say climate change likely boosted rainfall totals for both Florence and 2017's Harvey. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Jeffrey Collins

Florence — which arrived as a hurricane dumping record rainfall in North Carolina — is expected to cause record flooding downriver in South Carolina as its final act.

Trump boasts and scorns globalism to skeptical UN crowd

President Trump attacked Iran but praised diplomatic overtures to North Korea in his second UN address.

By Mark Landler

The president preached a theme of “sovereignty” at the United Nations on Tuesday as he spoke to the General Assembly.

The World

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

Supporters of Shi’ite Houthi rebels attended a rally in Sana, Yemen, last year. In a statement Monday, Human Rights Watch accused the Houthis of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture, and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention.

By Samy Magdy

An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Shi’ite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention.

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Taiwanese F-16 jet fighters flew in close formation during a navy exercise at Suao naval station in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan.

By Christopher Bodeen

China warned of “severe damage” to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply.

Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven reacted after the results of a vote against him at the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen on Tuesday in Stockholm.

By David Keyton

Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, will continue in a caretaker role until a new Swedish government can be formed.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

This is no time for Betsy DeVos to gut sexual assault guidelines

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke earlier this month during a student town hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The Trump administration’s support for alleged predators fuels concern that its new campus standards for sexual misconduct could be “weaponized” against accusers.

Editorial

Nuns secure a victory for gun safety advocates

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary won a small but heartening victory on Tuesday.

Opinion | Diane Hessan

Diane Hessan: Kavanaugh nomination has turned into a circus

Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe Stock; Globe file photos

By Diane Hessan

Congress’s handling of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been a circus.

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Michael A. Cohen

GOP proves it’s a party steeped in misogyny

By Michael A. Cohen

SCOT LEHIGH

Republican actors in a Senate farce

By Scot Lehigh

Renée Graham

Bill Cosby got what he deserved

By Renée Graham

Metro

Man charged with murdering shipmate allegedly assaulted wife in Virginia

The Captain Billy Haver docked at the US Coast Guard station in Boston on Tuesday.

By Travis Andersen

Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez was arrested in March for allegedly trying to strangle his young wife in Virginia, according to police and court records.

The weird pressure of meal kits: ‘Leftovers you haven’t cooked yet’

Blue Apron is one of a number of companies offering meal kit options.

By Beth Teitell

Meal kit delivery services were supposed to save a nation that can cook only chicken. So what happened?

Marshfield slaying suspect arrested, facing murder charge

Police say Allen Warner (above) shot and killed his estranged wife on Monday.

By Emily Sweeney, John R. Ellement and Laura Crimaldi

Allen Warner is accused of fatally attacking his estranged wife in what officials called a “despicable, cowardly act of domestic violence,” and sparking a manhunt that ended in his capture.

Business & Tech

When should I start taking Social Security? 60-somethings want to know

Don Mitchell of Cambridge rode his bicycle to the gym before going to work last week. Mitchell is a software engineer and has no plans to retire but has begun pondering when to begin collecting Social Security benefits.

By Robert Weisman

The question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it, but there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.

Necco candy equipment is to be sold off, sounding another death knell of a Boston institution

Sky Bar is to be auctioned this week, along with Peach Blossoms, Haviland Thin Mints, and Mighty Malt Milk Balls.

By Jon Chesto

It took decades for New England Confectionery Co. to assemble its candy empire. And it will take just weeks for Necco to be disassembled and sold off in pieces.

Boston raises its goal for new housing by 30 percent

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan calls for 69,000 new housing units by 2030, an increase from the previous goal of 53,000.

By Tim Logan

Citing Boston’s faster-than-expected population growth and rising rents, Mayor Martin Walsh says even more building is needed to meet the demand.

Obituaries

Alan Abel, hoaxer extraordinaire, is (on good authority) dead at 94

Mr. Abel, with the magazine for his phantom group Indecency to Naked Animals.

By Margalit Fox

For more than half a century, Mr. Abel gleefully hoodwinked the American public, once by making himself the subject of an earnest news obituary in the New York Times in 1980.

Sports

Stan Grossfeld

These are the last days on the beat for Fenway’s famous bullpen cop

Boston, Ma-September 14, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff- Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan doffs his cap to fans at Fenway Park from his famous bullpen spot. He retires in January.

By Stan Grossfeld

What’s next for Steve Horgan, whose “touchdown” salute in 2013 became an iconic Boston sports moment? “I want to . . . go to the King Arthur Baking School and learn how to make bread.”

TARA SULLIVAN

Tiger Woods and the promise of what’s to come

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Tara Sullivan

To the younger generation eager to test him, Woods said, “All right. Here you go.”

With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, Celtics eager to begin journey

Boston, MA - 9/25/2018 - Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) and Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) chase a loose ball during the first day of Boston Celtics training camp. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 26Celtics practice, LOID: 8.4.3277929148.

By Adam Himmelsbach

With both stars back on the court, the Celtics ended opening day of training camp with a lively and competitive scrimmage.

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

Junior achievers have King Philip girls’ soccer pointed forward

By Ethan Schroeder

Wednesday Food

In Providence, Yoleni’s — the ‘Greek Eataly’ — is right at home

The Yoleni’s in Providence is the brand’s second location, and the first in the United States. Not surprisingly, the “experience store” is often referred to as a “Greek Eataly.”

By Jenna Pelletier

Located in the historic Tilden-Thurber jewelry company building in downtown Providence, it’s a scaled down version of the original flagship store, in Athens. The “experience store” opened in May.

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Sal Chillemi, longtime Summer Shack waiter

Sal Chillemi at the Summer Shack.

By Kara Baskin

Shack regulars make sure to request Sal, and the raucous restaurant has a special internal reservation button bearing his name.

FOOD & TRAVEL

Food & Travel: Savoring food factory tours

See potatoes become chips during a tour of Cape Cod Potato Chips.

By Victoria Abbott Riccardi

There’s something exciting about seeing how some of our favorite local foods are made. The free samples aren’t bad either.

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Ask Amy

New aunt wonders how often to see kiddos

By Amy Dickinson

HELP DESK

Where to pick your own apples this fall

By Globe staff