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In New England, Aaron Hernandez ran for glory, and for his life

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Hernandez was known within the Patriots as a top star who was beyond odd. Some teammates found him full of “red flag” behavior.

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The trial has drawn global attention as the oldest and most prestigious university in the United States defends its highly selective and often secretive admissions process.

Is Elizabeth Warren’s genetic test conclusive?

While some geneticists said the DNA test that Elizabeth Warren released provides evidence of her Native American ancestry, others cautioned that indigenous identity and tribal membership are not determined by genetics but by cultural, familial, and historical ties to a tribe.

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Republicans were quick to belittle and dismiss Elizabeth Warren’s genetic test, with President Trump saying, “Who cares? Who cares?”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_whales1_met-21797.jpg With right whales at risk of extinction, regulators consider drastic action that could affect lobstermen

The species is in dangerous decline, with a record 17 right whale deaths and no recorded births last year, and entanglements in fishing gear are believed to be the leading cause of premature deaths.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results don’t silence attacks against her

A screen grab from a video called “Elizabeth Warren’s family story” showed the senator and her siblings.

By Annie Linskey

Republicans were quick to belittle and dismiss Elizabeth Warren’s genetic test, with President Trump saying, “Who cares? Who cares?”

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’s defamation suit against Trump

Stormy Daniels in October.

By Michael Balsamo

Daniels sued the president over his tweet stating her story was “a total con job.”

Republican Super PAC uses specter of terrorism as advertising weapon

Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democrat running for Congress in California's 50th District, greeted potential voters in Lakeside, Calif., earlier this month. A Republican group’s ad portrayed Campa-Najjar as an Islamic terrorist sympathizer because of his paternal grandfather.

By Jennifer Steinhauer

In an era when President Trump has made fear of immigrants central to his political reign, Republican ad makers have seized on terrorism as a new weapon to wield against Democrats in the midterm races.

The World

‘Shocking and abhorrent’ abuse rampant in UK Parliament, report says

John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, denies any allegations of sexual impropriety.

By Ellen Barry

The inquiry was commissioned in March, after a report found that harassment complaints were batted away by employees trained to protect the interests of senior staff members.

Germany prepares to deport convicted Sept. 11 suspect

Police officers escorted Mounir el Motassadeq after he was brought via helicopter to the airport in Hamburg.

By David Rising

Mounir el Motassadeq was convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots.

Saudis ready to concede writer was slain, report says

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi disappeared earlier this month after he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

By Eileen Sullivan and David D. Kirkpatrick

President Trump also said that Jamal Khashoggi might have been the victim of “rogue killers.”

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Laura Perille

Why I won’t be the next Boston schools superintendent

Interim schools superintendent Laura Perille with student Yenny Arango at the Samuel Adams Elementary School in East Boston on Sept. 9.

By Laura Perille

“Making a meaningful contribution to BPS is well worth having the word ‘interim’ on my nameplate,” the current interim school superintendent says in today’s Globe Opinion section.

JOAN VENNOCHI

No more Pocahontas. Now, can Warren overcome the ‘blah blah blah’ gene with voters?

Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury last week.

By Joan Vennochi

New DNA evidence proves Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. But it won’t be enough stop the sexist attacks from the GOP.

Opinion | Aly Raisman

The role that adults can play in fighting the stigma of child sexual abuse

BOSTON, MA - 10/16/2018: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman talked about sex abuse in the lobby of Eastern Bank's headquarters on Franklin Street (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 17aly

By Aly Raisman

Child sexual abuse isn’t a kid problem, it’s an adult problem.

Metro

Is Elizabeth Warren’s genetic test conclusive?

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican candidates hoping to unseat Warren in the 2018 election aren't shying away from President Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of her claims of Native American heritage, although some said they won't be adopting Trump's habit of referring to Warren as

By Michael Levenson

While some geneticists said the DNA test that Elizabeth Warren released provides evidence of her Native American ancestry, others cautioned that indigenous identity and tribal membership are not determined by genetics but by cultural, familial, and historical ties to a tribe.

Spotlight

In New England, Aaron Hernandez ran for glory, and for his life

By Bob Hohler, Beth Healy, Sacha Pfeiffer, Andrew Ryan and Patricia Wen

Hernandez was known within the Patriots as a top star who was beyond odd. Some teammates found him full of “red flag” behavior.

Lawmakers pare back Baker’s funding proposal for school safety

By Joshua Miller

The supplemental state budget would also put $10 million dollars aside for costs related to the Merrimack Valley gas explosions.

Business & Tech

Downfall of Sears may boost a major development project at CambridgeSide

The Sears at the CambridgeSide mall is among the many stores the troubled retailer is closing.

By Tim Logan

The closure of the Cambridge Sears could help an even larger project that would include office space and housing where the store and the mall’s garage now stand.

Bold Types

Inner-city entrepreneurs get boost from Steve Grossman

By Jon Chesto

Under Grossman’s watch, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has broadened its scope, from three cities to 11, with four more planned in 2019.

Chesto Means Business

Industrial market is hot in Boston, but is it hot enough to save the city’s middle class?

Developers say this project will rise on the site of the former Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street.

By Jon Chesto

High office rents and soaring home prices get the attention, but Greater Boston’s industrial market is also on fire right now.

Obituaries

Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Mr. Allen also invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture, and professional sports.

By Phuong Lee

Allen founded the software giant along with his childhood friend, Bill Gates.

William Baker, who righted an Army racial wrong, dies at 86

By Sam Roberts

Colonel Baker persuaded the Army in 1972 to reverse Theodore Roosevelt’s 1906 ruling against an all-black infantry unit.

Robert Pitofsky, activist Federal Trade Commission chairman, dies at 88

By Emily Langer

Mr. Pitofsky was credited with energizing the agency with his forceful yet measured approach to competition and consumer protection.

Sports

Peter Abraham

Alex Bregman’s Red Sox connections run deep, all the way to Ted Williams

While Alex Bregman prepared for batting practice, fans (upper left) visited the lone red seat in the bleachers, where a ball hit by Ted Williams landed.

By Peter Abraham

Bregman’s grandfather worked for the Washington Senators and negotiated a contract with Williams to manage the team in 1969.

The Celtics open their season tonight. We’ve answered all your questions

Gordon Hayward will get back on the court for real beginning Tuesday night.

By Adam Himmelsbach

This is one of the most anticipated seasons in memory, so let’s get right to the burning issues . . .

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

That wasn’t a performance the Patriots defense should be proud of

Kareem Hunt (center) had 195 of the Chiefs’ 446 yards against the Patriots.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Yes, they knocked off the unbeaten Chiefs, but there’s a lot of work to do.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTES

Nauset’s success built on hard work, discipline — and camaraderie

By Charlie Wolfson

NLCS: Brewers 4, Dodgers 0

Dodgers do nothing with Brewers pitching

By Beth Harris

Tuesday Stories

Opera Review

With sprightly ‘Barber of Seville,’ Boston Lyric Opera sends in the clowns

Daniela Mack and Jesus Garcia in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of “The Barber of Seville.”

By Zoë Madonna

The production skimps on neither singing nor slapstick nor staircase chases. Come prepared to laugh.

Names

Celtics gather for ‘family dinner’ before season opener

16names -- Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilia Fazzalari, with Robyn and Gordon Hayward. (Brian Babineau) *MUST CREDIT*

By Kevin Slane

Players, coaches, and their families all headed to owner Wyc Grousbeck’s house on Sunday.

Names

A prince or princess? Facts about Harry and Meghan’s baby

By Gregory Katz

Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Get ready for ‘Transparent,’ the musical

By Matthew Gilbert

Love Letters

How does one pursue a crush?

By Meredith Goldstein