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Moderates pave way for Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, announced she will vote for Brett Kavanaugh, making it a near certainty that he will win a Supreme Court seat in Saturday’s vote.

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To the right and left alike, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination appears less like a final spasm of division — a sobering trauma, followed by calm resolution — than an event that deepens the national mood of turbulence.

A demonstrator holds up a sign at the entrance of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, office Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Portland, Maine, They're calling on Sen. Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)

Susan Collins’s decision reverberates in Maine

“I feel gutted,” said Catherine Perreault, a Portland resident, who added that she doesn’t know how the Republican senator will “show her face in Maine.”

Phil Clark, owner of Nauset Surf Shop, carried his new paddleboard into the shop to paint stripes on it, a shark deterrent tip he read about online.

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The Nation

Moderates pave way for Kavanaugh’s confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters after a floor speech to announce that she will vote for the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 51-49 in a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Jess Bidgood

Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, announced she will vote for Brett Kavanaugh, making it a near certainty that he will win a Supreme Court seat in Saturday’s vote.

Nation’s divisions reflected, deepened by fight for court

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: A police officer stands guard in front of the U.S. Supreme Court October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 51-49 in a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Alexander Burns

To the right and left alike, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination appears less like a final spasm of division — a sobering trauma, followed by calm resolution — than an event that deepens the national mood of turbulence.

Analysis

After lots of bluster, Trump has a week to brag about

President Trump arrived at a rally in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday.

By Peter Baker

After 20 months that proved more arduous than President Trump once imagined, this may be the best week of his presidency so far.

The World

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

A French judicial official said Friday that Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, has been reported missing after traveling to China.

By Elaine Ganley

The Chinese president of Interpol has been reported missing after he traveled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official said Friday.

Pakistan opposition leader arrested on corruption charges

Shahbaz Sharif was arrested Friday on a set of corruption charges, officials said, the latest corruption allegation against the Sharif political dynasty that was ousted from power by ex-cricketer Imran Khan in elections this summer.

By Salman Masood

The younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested Friday by anti-corruption authorities.

In London’s vegan fish-and-chips shop, banana blossoms play cod

The newly opened branch of Sutton and Sons in Hackney, England, which the owner says is London’s first stand-alone “vegan fish” and chip shop. The main ingredient is banana blossom, an edible flower.

By Ceylan Yeginsu

A newly opened restaurant in an East London neighborhood is aiming to make waves by serving what looks like the perfect presentation of fish and chips

Editorial & Opinion

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Susan Collins goes all in for Kavanaugh — and for Trump

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, meets with Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

In voting yes, Collins and her fellow Senate Republicans are on the brink of dealing a far-reaching setback to the Supreme Court’s standing in American life.

Michael A. Cohen

America loses with Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 5, 2018. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

By Michael A. Cohen

The court will now be seen as yet another hopelessly partisan and tribalized political institution.

Letters

Trump administration content to sit back and watch planet warm

Buried in an environmental impact statement is the administration’s assumption that the plant will warm 7 degrees by century’s end.

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Metro

Utility unveils housing plan for Merrimack Valley residents displaced by gas fires

A woman and her 3-month-old child collected donated items a relief center in Lawrence last month.

By Milton J. Valencia

The release said Columbia Gas has reserved more than 3,000 hotel rooms for use by affected customers through mid-November.

Susan Collins’s decision reverberates in Maine

A demonstrator holds up a sign at the entrance of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, office Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Portland, Maine, They're calling on Sen. Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)

By Matt Stout

“I feel gutted,” said Catherine Perreault, a Portland resident, who added that she doesn’t know how the Republican senator will “show her face in Maine.”

Lawrence Bacow inaugurated as Harvard’s new leader

Bacow with Drew Gilpin Faust, the outgoing Harvard president, during Friday’s ceremony.

By Laura Krantz

Under a canopy of changing leaves, the university formally installed Harvard’s 29th president in a two-hour ceremony.

Business & Tech

chesto means business

With winter deadlines looming, National Grid lockout taking toll on development

National Grid forced out some 1,250 union workers in June amid a contract dispute.

By Jon Chesto

In recent weeks, the utility has been letting potential customers know that with time running out, it will be less likely to install new service this year.

US unemployment at 3.7 percent, a 49-year low

Workers at a construction site in Revere.

By Christopher Rugaber

Employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though that figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence.

Creating a different kind of ‘mommy track’

Melissa Mueller-Douglas (center) and others danced during a Pepperlane conference held at Vistaprint in Waltham.

By Allison Hagan

Pepperlane gives women the freedom to achieve and be proud of who they are.

Obituaries

Geoff Emerick, recorded the Beatles in their prime, dies at 72

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Emerick was credited with helping to shape the band’s ever-evolving music on “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Gary Kurtz, hands-on ‘Star Wars’ producer, dies at 78

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Kurtz helped George Lucas create one of the most successful franchises in movie history.

Robert O’Neil, former University of Virginia president and scholar of First Amendment, dies at 83

By Emily Langer

A Boston-born, Harvard-trained law professor, Dr. O’Neil arrived at the University of Virginia as the university’s first president with no ties to the South.

Sports

Gary Washburn | On basketball

Celtics’ promise too much for Kyrie Irving to resist

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the first quarter of a preseason basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Gary Washburn

Can you imagine the Celtics’ four trips to New York this season if Irving hadn’t declared he was going to re-sign?

HS FOOTBALL | NEEDHAM 28, BRAINTREE 8

Defense does the job for undefeated Needham

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By Nate Weitzer

Needham’s Joe Anastasi, Mason Colwell, and Niall Dolan combined for eight sacks in a 28-8 win over Braintree

NLDS: Dodgers 3, Braves 0

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers blank Braves again

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he pitches to the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

By Beth Harris

Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles grabbed a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.

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FRIDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Stoneham now stands alone in Middlesex Freedom race

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HS FOOTBALL | DANVERS 29, LYNN CLASSICAL 20

Matt McCarthy carries Danvers past Lynn Classical

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HS FOOTBALL | FALMOUTH 46, DENNIS-YARMOUTH 22

Jake Murphy (301 yards, 4 TDs) carries Falmouth

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

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HS FOOTBALL | WEST ROXBURY 14, EAST BOSTON 6

‘There’s no limit on how proud I am of them.’ West Roxbury holds off East Boston

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BREWERS 4, ROCKIES 0

Brewers silence Rockies again, take 2-0 lead

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ASTROS 7, INDIANS 2

Astros hit 4 HRs, down Corey Kluber and Indians in Game 1

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Christopher L. Gasper

This Patriots offense is starting to look really dangerous

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REVOLUTION AT ATLANTA | SATURDAY, 3:30 P.M.

Revolution brace to face the league’s best in Atlanta

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How the Top 20 fared

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HS FOOTBALL | DUXBURY 38, HINGHAM 20

Duxbury dominates Hingham

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HS FOOTBALL | CANTON 14, STOUGHTON 7

Robbie Gallery’s sack preserves Canton victory

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Good Life

For Revolution reenactors, an anniversary puts history into action

This weekend, Revolution 250 actors will stage Boston Occupied, a reenactment of the 1768 arrival of British troops in the city. Revolution 250 is a consortium of institutions marking the sestercentennial of events that led to the Revolution.

By James Sullivan

Revolution 250 commemorates the 250-year anniversary of events that led to the American Revolution, this weekend marking the arrival of British troops in Boston.

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Jack’s Abby hosts a 5K for United Way programs

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Run for a cause, sip some suds, and then walk over to downtown Framingham’s Oktoberfest.

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