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Protestors gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination opens a new fault line in the American marriage: Call it the rage gap

Sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh are triggering marital revelations and productive conversations — and also tensions.

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A key vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is planned in the Senate for Friday morning. A final vote could come as early as Saturday.

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The theme for this year’s HUBweek is “We the Future,” is a call to consider how technology and social change are reshaping work, life, and art.

CHAD FINN

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This pre-playoff primer on the ancient rivals should answer all of your questions.

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The Cannabis Control Commission granted one license to a retail pot shop in Northampton and three went to Cultivate Holdings in Leicester.

The Nation

Senators struggle to digest FBI’s Kavanaugh report; test vote set

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (C), the Senate majority leader, arrives on Capitol Hill on October 05, 2018. - The US Senate girded Friday for a critical, too- close-to-call vote on moving ahead with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans brushed aside complaints by Democrats that an FBI probe of sexual assault allegations against him was rushed and incomplete. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

By Jess Bidgood

A key vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is planned in the Senate for Friday morning. A final vote could come as early as Saturday.

Education — and Betsy DeVos — are issues in key political races this November

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

By Valerie Strauss

While it may not top the list of issues motivating voters to go to the polls, education is a key factor in some big races. And while Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t on the ballot anywhere, her priorities are.

The World

Rescuers detect possible sign of life under quake-hit hotel

By Tassanee Vejpongsa

A French rescue team said Thursday it has detected a possible sign of life under the rubble of a hotel in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi, nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to more than 1,500. The rescue team cautioned that other factors could cause the sensors members use to give a false result.

Saudis insist missing Post contributor left Turkey consulate

People wait by the entrance to a blocked road leading to the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on Thursday. Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul insisted Thursday that Jamal Khashoggi, a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post, left its building before disappearing.

By Jon Gambrell and Ayse Wieting

Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul insisted Thursday that a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing, directly contradicting Turkish officials.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Rachelle G. Cohen

Secret courts: too much power, too little transparency

Boston, Ma., 07/24/18, (FOR SPOTLIGHT--DO NOT PUBLISH UNTIL STORY.) BPD officer outside guarding the door to the show cause hearings at the Edward Brooke Courthouse. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Rachelle G. Cohen

So far, all we’re hearing from the SJC and its Chief Justice Ralph Gants about the state’s problematic show-cause hearings is crickets.

Opinion | David Hogg and Chana Sacks

On guns, Americans agree more than they know

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks as her husband, retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly looks on as they kick off

By David Hogg and Chana Sacks

This is a public safety and public health challenge, and the large majority of Americans stand together in the effort to help save lives.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

One year in, #MeToo hasn’t brought the change we need

Detained protesters gesture at the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 4, 2018. - Top Republicans voiced confidence Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this weekend, as they asserted that an FBI probe had found nothing to support sex assault allegations against Donald Trump's nominee.

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

The fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — and his defense by a president himself accused of misconduct — has turned into a referendum on a long-overdue cultural reckoning.

Metro

Fourth annual HUBweek focuses on the future, takes over City Hall Plaza

Some 50,000 people are expected to attend HUBweek, which again will be centered on City Hall Plaza.

By Andy Rosen

The theme for this year’s HUBweek is “We the Future,” is a call to consider how technology and social change are reshaping work, life, and art.

CHAD FINN

If there’s anything you still need to know about Red Sox-Yankees, here it is

Boston, MA - 9/28/2018 - (4th inning) New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) scores ahead of the throw home to Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart (23) to score during a 6 run fourth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 29Red Sox-Yankees, LOID:8.4.3302103597.

By Chad Finn

This pre-playoff primer on the ancient rivals should answer all of your questions.

Columbia Gas policy change raises questions about its previous oversight

Construction continued Thursday on Brookfield Street in South Lawrence.

By Matt Rocheleau, Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

The company quietly updated an internal policy requiring crews to take added safeguards when performing the same work that has been suspected as the cause of the disaster.

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Business & Tech

Chesto means business

Boston Herald endures another round of painful cuts

The Herald will be leaving its offices in the Seaport for space in Braintree.

By Jon Chesto

The Boston Herald’s journalists knew they were in for a rough ride when renowned cost-cutter Digital First Media acquired the paper in March. But not this rough.

After spat over inclusion in tech awards, men and women come out equal

Monique Bonner of Akamai was named Boston's top tech marketing executive. (Akamai)

By Andy Rosen

The Mass Technology Leadership Council had earlier faced criticism over its selection of a largely male slate of finalists for executive awards.

Towns upset over new FCC limits on telecom fees

On Monday, Verizon launched what it called the world’s first 5G network. As 5G is deployed, the FCC is limiting what local governments can charge telecom companies for using city utility poles for thousands of small cell towers.

By Hiawatha Bray

The federal government capped how much communities can charge carriers to use poles for 5G wireless.

Obituaries

Leon Lederman, explorer (and explainer) of the subatomic world, dies at 96

By George Johnson

Joseph D. Lykken, a theoretical physicist at Fermilab, said he considered Dr. Lederman “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”

Sidney Shachnow, Holocaust survivor who became US Army major general, dies at 83

By Ben Finley

Sidney Shachnow fought in Vietnam as an Army Green Beret.

Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies at 68

Mr. Romero, with the iconic Los Angeles Times photograph showing him helping a mortally injured Robert F. Kennedy.

By John Rogers and Russell Contreras

Juan Romero was grasping Robert F. Kennedy’s hand when gunshots rang out, one of them striking the New York senator in the head.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

In long-awaited rematch, pressure is on the Red Sox

Boston, MA: 10-03-18: Red Sox RF Mookie Betts (left) and manager Alex Cora (right) are sporting

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox have a little more to prove after their first-round exits in the playoffs the last two years.

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

Five thoughts about Kyrie Irving’s surprising Celtics announcement

Boston, MA - 9/25/2018 - Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) at Boston Celtics training camp. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 26Celtics practice, LOID: 8.4.3277929148.

By Adam Himmelsbach

Thoughts on the announcement, the timing of it, and what it all means.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL | Players of the Week

EMass volleyball: Sacred Heart’s Abby Slavik headlines Players of the Week

By Dan McLoone

Slavik became first player in Mayflower League history to surpass 1,000 career kills.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

10 games to watch in Week 5 of high school football season

By Nate Weitzer

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

There’s plenty to clean up after sloppy win over Colts

By Ben Volin

BRUINS 4, SABRES 0

Bruins rebound from opening night embarrassment

By Matt Porter

NLDS: BREWERS 3, ROCKIES 2

MVP candidate Christian Yelich helps Milwaukee grab Game 1

By Genaro C. Armas

YANKEES NOTEBOOK

J.A. Happ poses tough test for Red Sox in Game 1

By Owen Pence

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

New Bedford’s Janice Leao has made a quantum leap

By Dan McLoone

red sox notebook

Alex Cora knows about Red Sox vs. Yankees passion

By Peter Abraham

WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY PREVIEW

Olympian Cayla Barnes eyes new prize at Boston College

By Barbara Matson

THE BETTOR’S EDGE

How a tie can turn into a loss but also a win

By Ed Ryan

Weekend

★ ★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

Lady Gaga glitters in ‘A Star Is Born’

By Ty Burr

This remake has heart, soul, and sinew, and above all, it has Lady Gaga. And the opening 45 minutes are as good as mainstream moviemaking gets in the 21st century.

Movie Review

When sibs have six-shooters, pardner

Joaquin Phoenix (left) and John C. Reilly star in “The Sisters Brothers.”

By Ty Burr

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and John C. Reilly star in the remarkable western “The Sisters Brothers.”

Stage Review

A twisty ‘Sherlock’s Last Case’ at the Huntington

Mark Zeisler and Rufus Collins in Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Sherlock’s Last Case.”

By Don Aucoin

Charles Marowitz’s comedy, directed by Maria Aitken, is laden with enough expectation-confounding turnabouts to keep you engaged.