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For conservatives, Senate vote is a big win

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to cemented the conservative majority on the nation’s highest court after a bitter confirmation battle that left the nation divided.

// Kavanaugh’s victory is a disheartening moment for many women

Many were outraged that Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault, was confirmed. But to some conservatives, it was vindication.

David Kamerman/Globe Staff

What’s the future for the Cape Cod bridges?

The most ambitious vision for the canal area would likely cost the state and the Army Corps a combined $1 billion or more.

Elizabeth Bautista opened her bakery four months ago, but the gas fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley have left her without gas to cook.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Lawrence businesses fight for survival as gas remains shut off

The neighborhood is dense and working-class, long a home to immigrants and the businesses they built with grit and hard-won savings.