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Elizabeth Warren went to her childhood home in Norman, Okla., to shoot a recent video.

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Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

There is a long tradition of presidential candidates linking themselves to a down-home past

//[1].jpg Lawmakers make most of travel option

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate have racked up about 3,000 traveling days since January 2013, a Globe review found.

Unhealthy Divide

For many, a struggle to find affordable mental health care

Treatment has become, in large measure, a private-pay business that operates outside the insurance system.

Dean Kaplan and Sarah Heintz chatted in the apartment they share in Cambridge.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Empty-nester + young adult = perfect roommates?

A new website connects young people and empty-nesters in hopes of giving benefits to all.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

Elizabeth Warren went to her childhood home in Norman, Okla., to shoot a recent video.

By Jess Bidgood

There is a long tradition of presidential candidates linking themselves to a down-home past.

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Las Vegas for Representative Jacky Rosen, who is challenging Senator Dean Heller.

By Zeke Miller

The president Trump and former vice president appealed to party loyalists Saturday as early voting began in the state.

Regardless of who wins the House, massive turnover is ahead

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi could find herself returning to her role as speaker of the House.

By Paul Kane

The House is undergoing one of the most significant shake-ups in power since the Republican revolution of 1994, no matter who wins the majority in next month’s midterm elections.

The World

Mount Athos, a Greek holy retreat, is ruffled by tourists and Russia

Monks on the isolated Mount Athos peninsula have followed the same way of life for 1,000 years, but battle the intrusion of technology.

By Neil MacFarquhar

The 20 monasteries seem eternal. Monks have been chanting psalms here daily for centuries.

Protesters in London demand new vote on Brexit

Protestors in London demanded a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the EU.

By Sylvia Hui

Organizers say new facts have come to light about the costs and complexity of Britain’s exit from the EU.

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward US

A Honduran migrant held tickets that let him and his family cross into Mexico on Saturday.

By Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D.

In Ciudad Hidalgo, the migrants voted by a show of hands and then marched to a bridge to urge those still there to cross the river and join them.

Editorial & Opinion


Let Boston try e-bikes and scooters

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: People ride Bird shared dockless electric scooters along Venice Beach on August 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Shared e-scooter startups Bird and Lime have rapidly expanded in the city.

Yes, motorized bikes and scooters need to be regulated, but not to the point of discouraging their use.


Khashoggi will be remembered, but the lesson of his death will be forgotten

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

By Jeff Jacoby

Any regime that imprisons, tortures, or kills people because of their opinions is by definition an enemy of the free world — our enemy.


Affirmative action is the least we can do

“Aggressive implementation of affirmative action does not even begin to cover America’s sins against African-Americans.”


Empty-nester + young adult = perfect roommates?

Dean Kaplan and Sarah Heintz chatted in the apartment they share in Cambridge.

By Dugan Arnett

A new website connects young people and empty-nesters in hopes of giving benefits to all.

Lawmakers make most of travel option

Marc R. Pacheco, the state’s longest serving senator, has spent at least 240 days traveling since January 2013, at a cost to others of at least $68,000. Senate President Karen E. Spilka jetted to France this summer for leadership training.

By Joshua Miller and Matt Stout

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate have racked up about 3,000 traveling days since January 2013, a Globe review found.

Genderfluid educator will move to classroom role in Swampscott

Thomas Shannon Daniels worked as principal of Swampscott’s Stanley Elementary School from 2012 to 2018. Daniels was put on paid administrative leave after coming out as transgender earlier this year.

By John Hilliard

Former principal Thomas Shannon Daniels was placed on administrative leave after coming out as transgender, and the district later announced it would not renew Daniels’ contract.

Business & Tech


Discrimination laws don’t protect employee not meeting performance requirements

By Pattie Hunt Sinacole

Can a sales manager terminate me before my due date because I am not meeting my quota?


She uses her theater training to scare execs into better cybersecurity practices

Allison Ritter is the creative director of IBM’s X-Force Command Center in Cambridge.

By Andy Rosen

IBM’s X-Force Command Center’s Allison Ritter creates crisis scenarios to help companies prepare for cyberattacks


Here’s one way to reduce the cost of college

By Michelle Singletary

A nonprofit offers tuition-free online courses for people to study for College Level Examination Program tests and Advanced Placement exams.

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The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan

Stocks edge lower as Treasuries, greenback fall

By Randall Jensen and Vildana Hajric


The week in business



New Red Sox slogan: In Alex (Cora) We Trust

J.D. Martinez (left) has powered the offense, but Alex Cora is the single biggest influence on the Sox postseason performance.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Cora has pushed all the right buttons, and he has the respect and admiration of his players.


Thanks to Jayson Tatum, Celtics barely hold off lowly Knicks

Jayson Tatum celebrates after hitting a three-pointer in the first half.

By Gary Washburn

Tatum scored 24 points to help the Celtics escape New York.

Canucks 2, Bruins 1 (OT)

Bruins stumble in overtime in Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) scores the game-winning goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Vancouver won, 2-1. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Matt Porter

Vancouver’s Bo Horvat converted at 3:12 of OT for the winning goal.

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NLCS Game 7: Dodgers 5, Brewers 1

Dodgers win NL pennant, will face Red Sox in World Series

By Genaro C. Armas


Franklin duo leads way in winning boys’ race at CM Invitational

By Alex Bensley


76ers trying everything to help Markelle Fultz regain his confidence

By Gary Washburn


Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bears

By Jim McBride


Upper Cape Tech’s Ken Owen records 200th career win

By Jake Levin


Tewksbury beats Dracut, secures top seed in D3 North playoffs

By Jake Caccavaro

Patriots Notebook

Rob Gronkowski does not make trip to Chicago with Patriots

By Nora Princiotti


Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner shoots himself in the foot this time

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Gordon Hayward skips Knicks game to rest

By Gary Washburn

Head of the Charles

Gevvie Stone wins record ninth singles title

By John Powers


UMass football can’t hold down Coastal Carolina

By Henry Brechter

NASCAR | Kansas Speedway (NBC, 2 p.m.)

Ryan Blaney hopes track record at Kansas Speedway propels him in NASCAR playoffs

By Dave Skretta


NFL’s TV ratings and TD numbers are on the rise

By Ben Volin


Will the Bruins take a run at Blue Jackets star Artemi Panarin?

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

The high stakes in fake Martian soil

The high stakes in fake Martian soil

By Kelly Kasulis

Before successfully colonizing Mars, earthlings will need a recipe for Martian dirt.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Why Trump should get his space force

Why Trump should get his space force

By David Scharfenberg

Forget Ewoks and X-wing fighter pilots. This is all about satellites — jamming them, fooling them with lasers, and blasting them to bits.

Ideas | Jonathan Gienapp

Originalism is the rage, but Constitution’s authors had something else in mind

Howard Chandler Christy's painting of the signing of the United States Constitution was commissioned in 1939 as part of the congressional observance of the Constitution's sesquicentennial. Completed in 1940, the 20-by-30-foot framed oil-on-canvas scene is among the best known images in the United States Capitol. It is on display in the east grand stairway of the House wing.

By Jonathan Gienapp

Today, our courts try to divine the original intentions of the Constitution. But the men who wrote it saw it as an unfinished, amorphous system.

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Oscar Romero: The saint I knew

By Stephen Kinzer

Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

Welcome to the pre-post-apocalypse

By A.J.B. Lane


Big Data: Tainted supplements

By Alex Kingsbury


Wim Kok, 80, Dutch former PM haunted by Srebrenica

Then-Prime Minister Wim Kok of the Netherlands (center) shook hands with then-President Bill Clinton in Moscow's Red Square in 1995.

By Mike Corder

The trade-unionist-turned-politician inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s.

Sunday Arts

@ Large

Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that can detect moods, sarcasm, even mental illness

By Michael Andor Brodeur

People who develop AI are working to get computers to be more human — even as computers seem to be robbing us of our humanity.

Ty Burr

Tired — really tired — of customer surveys? Try this one.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 16: A man uses his smartphone on July 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Only 53.5% of Japanese owned smartphones in March, according to a white paper released by the Ministry of Communications on July 15, 2014. The survey of a thousand participants each from Japan, the U.S., Britain, France, South Korea and Singapore, demonstrated that Japan had the fewest rate of the six; Singapore had the highest at 93.1%, followed by South Korea at 88.7%, UK at 80%, and France at 71.6%, and U.S. at 69.6% in the U.S. On the other hand, Japan had the highest percentage of regular mobile phone owners with 28.7%. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

By Ty Burr

Fighting fire with, uh, fire.


Steve Carell talks about ‘Beautiful Boy’ — and not binge watching

Timothée Chalamet (left) stars as a young man struggling with addiction and Steve Carell stars as his father in “Beautiful Boy.”

By Meredith Goldstein

Steve Carell talks about “Beautiful Boy.”

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It’s a Thing

From fake breakups to real nosewarmers

By Michael Andor Brodeur

doc talk | peter keough

Doc Talk: Kidnapping, counseling, believing, Mooch-ifying

By Peter Keough


TV’s 10 most moving moments

By Matthew Gilbert

book review

The Indelible RBG

By Joanna Weiss


Drawn to books that take place in small towns

By Amy Sutherland

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

By Nina MacLaughlin


In a Paris salon, telling

By Terry Byrne

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

What pirates were really like in Colonial days

By Kate Tuttle


Christopher Muther

Have bedbugs taken flight in Boston?

By Christopher Muther

In a case of he said-they said, a local man claims he was bitten by bedbugs on an American Airlines flight. The airline says bedbugs are not the culprit and American is not to blame.

The Row: Home sweet hotel

“Our goal was to give hotel guests a nostalgic understanding of the industrial past, mixed with today’s modern sophistication,” said Meaghan O’Neil, director of design for New Hampshire-based Colwen Design & Purchasing, discussing newly opened The Row Hotel.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The site-inspired, contemporary hotel, which opened in August in Somerville’s fast-emerging Assembly Row neighborhood, is a welcome addition to the Boston area hotel scene.

N.H. woodland’s ruins conjure wild past of ’20s ‘party girl’

Stone stairs are among the ruins of Madame Sherri’s former dwelling in Chesterfield.

By Linda Laban

Ruins and rumors are what remain of the notorious Madame Sherri and her castle in the woods.

Real Estate

Slipping away

By Katheleen Conti

Whether it’s a beachfront home or a cabin in the mountains, there are several things to consider before investing in a winter getaway. |

Home of the Week: Littleton retreat features bedrooms with decks

By John R. Ellement

The two-bedroom home features a big garage perfect for storing ski and boating gear. Search the latest vacation home listings at

Now’s the time to stop those creepy vines

By Carol Stocker

Ask the Gardener’s Carol Stocker offers ideas on how to keep those pretty vines from strangling your trees. Get more gardening advice at


Globe Magazine

Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?

By Jessie Scanlon

The state will be the first to use a ballot that lets voters rank their preferences.

Perspective | Magazine

Breaking free from ‘safe’ state voter apathy

By Steve Almond

Blue State (or Red State) blues got you down heading into this election? Here’s how to make them go away.

Connections | Magazine

Within my family, a bit of a battle over Brahms

Brahms am Flugel by Willy von Beckerath.

By June Cloutier

A framed print of the composer had watched over generations of my piano-playing family. Would he ever come home with me?

Globe Local

Care for a scone? Tea rooms offer a cup of comfort

A teapot-shaped sign hangs outside the door of Suzanne's Victorian Tea Room & Shoppe in Lowell, MA. Suzanne's Victorian Tea Room & Shoppe takes the afternoon tea tradition one step further with Victorian hats, gowns, games, and special events to make everyone feel special. Jon Chase for the Boston Globe

By Cindy Cantrell

In chaotic times, dainty sandwiches and steaming Earl Grey never tasted so good.


Brockton NAACP to participate in statewide STEM Week

21sostem - Chelsey Skeete, of the Brockton NAACP, won a gold medal at the National Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) in 2016, one of the way the local NAACP branch encourages students to pursue careers in science. (Pat Monteith/Brockton NAACP)

By Morgan Hughes

The Brockton NAACP will host two events at the Brockton Public Library on Oct. 23 and 24 to connect K-12 students with more than 50 STEM organizations and programs.

Beverly Beckham

Hoping for a therapy dog to stay by Bella’s side

Bella Rutko, 9, with her mother, Holly Rutko. The Rutko family is trying to raise money for a therapy dog to help Bella cope with Rett syndrome.

By Beverly Beckham

If they can raise the money, a dog would be trained specifically for a 9-year-old girl who suffers from a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.