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Aaron Hernandez: The secrets behind the smile

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Sports agent Brian Murphy and one of his top young clients, Aaron Hernandez, had a lot to celebrate in the late summer of 2012.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Swensen_18104_08Nurses_0001.jpg Not all nurses back ballot question to regulate staffing

Many nurses, including some in the union, worry about loss of flexibility on the job if a ballot measure passes Nov. 6.

Harvard students gathered in Phillip Brooks House to make signs for a march planned for Sunday in support of affirmative action.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Unease sweeping the halls of Harvard on eve of race-based admissions suit

The high-stakes case accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants has reopened a sharp national debate over race, equity, and merit.

Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiLowell04.jpg Did Charlie Baker keep his campaign promises?

The Globe reviewed Baker’s 2014 campaign proposals, pledges from debates, hundreds of news releases, and media interviews; consulted policy experts; and found a mixed bag.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

To be race-blind is to be simply blind

FILE-- The Johnston gate frames the entrance to Harvard Yard, part of the Harvard University campus, in Cambridge, Mass., April 30, 2018. The Justice Department argued that a court should deny Harvard University’s request to dismiss a lawsuit before trial brought by students claiming the school uses affirmative action policies that they claim discriminate against Asian-American applicants. (Hadley Green/The New York Times)

A ruling against Harvard would forever alter admissions, especially at elite colleges — for the worse.

Metro

Ground Game

5 competitive races to watch in New England for the midterms

Janet Mills (left) and Shawn Moody are battling to become Maine’s next governor.

By James Pindell

Swing state Maine features a pair of races that highlight the region’s most competitive down the stretch.

Business & Tech

Not all nurses back ballot question to regulate staffing

Jennifer Theriault and Siobhan Cruise are emergency room nurses in Brockton.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Many nurses, including some in the union, worry about loss of flexibility on the job if a ballot measure passes Nov. 6.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Ashland senior able to realize his dream with a TD, and a Gronk spike

By Jake Caccavaro

Owen Lively , a special needs student, scored on an untimed down at the end of the first half against Westwood Friday night.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Pope John clinches Catholic Central Small

By Jake Levin

After victory over St. John Paul II, Pope John has outscored opponents, 146-34.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Ryan Oosting tops field at Bay State Invitational

By Gage Nutter

Margaret Donahue was the top finisher among EMass girls.

More Stories

HS FOOTBALL | ST. JOHN’S PREP 40, BC HIGH 19

St. John’s Prep blitzes BC High with 40-point first half

By Karl Capen

HS FOOTBALL | LEXINGTON 35, BELMONT 14

No stopping Lexington’s Anthony Bianchi in victory over Belmont

By Nate Weitzer

Ideas

Ideas | Richard D. Kahlenberg

We still need affirmative action — just not by race

We still need affirmative action — just not by race

By Richard D. Kahlenberg

Americans want disadvantaged students to get a leg up. Socioeconomic preferences are the best way to promote diversity on campus.

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Sexy Halloween costumes for fed-up women

By Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Both political and seasonal October vibes continue with Beth Wolfensberger Singer’s latest cartoon.

Obituaries

Natalie Wasserman Wolf, 98, art consultant who enlivened senior communities

Mrs. Wolf with a 1962 wood carving by Rose Shechet Miller entitled “Full Circle.”

By Bryan Marquard

“Art is supposed to make you think, to make us feel alive,” Mrs. Wolf said in 2009.

Travel

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Last call: It’s time for airlines to limit in-flight alcohol sales

In-flight alcohol sales are a big moneymaker for airlines.

By Christopher Muther

I’m about to become the most unpopular travel writer in Boston by suggesting this, but it’s time for airlines to enforce a limit of two drinks per passenger, per flight.

Airport hotels that are so good, you might miss your flight

Even after a long flight from Boston to Auckland, the design of the new Naumi Hotel Auckland will wake you right up.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The airport hotel has long been a necessary evil for travelers with an early a.m. flight, canceled flight, or crazy-long layover. Those days are vanishing into the clouds, as new airport hotels change the game.

Want to improve your ‘travel literacy’? Here’s how.

By Christopher Elliott

No, Americans aren’t the world’s savviest travelers. Less than half of us even have passports.

Magazine

Cooking | Magazine

Christopher Kimball: Three easy weeknight recipes with an international twist

Spiced turkey cutlets.

By Christopher Kimball

Quick and delicious recipes from his new cookbook, “Milk Street: Tuesday Nights.”