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The accusers, clockwise from left: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick, who submitted allegations Wednesday against Brett Kavanaugh in a sworn statement. 
“Our lawyers are on it right now,’’ Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said of the latest allegation.

Kavanaugh, Ford set to face the nation

Today’s historic Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of the news that a third woman has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1041066436.jpg What’s missing from the agenda on today’s hearing: the truth

If he is confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will carry a lasting stain onto the high court from the specific, lurid allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/DrChristineBlaseyFord-7563-U843065322708l9E--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg How experts would prepare Christine Blasey Ford for Kavanaugh testimony

Ordinary private citizens rarely testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Schools receiving targeted assistance from the state represent 14 percent of all those statewide. They include 41 in Boston.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Mass. will require new assistance to 230 struggling schools

Under a new system to be unveiled Thursday, the state will have to aid schools where performance fell short on the latest round of MCAS scores or other measures.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-21271.jpg Crosby resigning as Mass. Gaming Commission chairman

In a statement, Stephen Crosby said he has been twice accused of prejudging the outcome of an ongoing investigation into the suitability of Wynn Resorts in recent days.