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With NRA lying low, gun control groups seize new ground in midterms

Gun violence issues are prominent in key races, while the NRA is on the defensive and low on funds.

At Boston synagogue, a night to remember Pittsburgh and to heal

Boston, MA - November 02, 2018: Jennifer Aronson comforts her daughter Audrey, 5, during a Shabbat of Comfort, Community, and Courage at Temple Israel of Boston in Boston, MA on November 02, 2018. (This Shabbat, together with our interfaith partners and civic leaders, we will join prayer and song, as we do what we do on Shabbat: kindle light. Their presence will enable our light to shine even brighter, as we come together for a powerful Shabbat of Comfort, Community, and Courage.) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

On Friday night, Temple Israel congregants were joined by civic and religious leaders and other community members in a night of healing, what they called “A Sabbath of Comfort, Community, and Courage.”

Suspects Cesar Sayoc (left) and Robert Bowers.

Online hate is spreading, and Internet platforms can’t stop it

Monitoring posts requires an understanding of meaning, intent, and context. And there’s no bright line to define what is acceptable.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. reacts to being rebuked by the Senate leadership and accused of impugning a fellow senator, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington Warren was barred from saying anything more on the Senate floor about Sessions after she quoted from an old letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow about Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Five things to know about Elizabeth Warren’s record in the US Senate

Warren’s national profile can obscure aspects of her record relevant to voters in her home state, who must decide whether to reelect her Tuesday.

Calif.’s nurse staffing law offers lessons for Mass.

California’s measure has not brought disastrous financial results, as hospitals warned, nor was it a panacea for improving patient care that nurses had touted.