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Hackers targeting election networks across country prior to midterms

The recent incidents have not been publicly disclosed until now.

Obama, Trump offer dueling final pitches to midterm voters

Barack Obama spoke Sunday during a rally in Chicago.

Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times/AP

Barack Obama and President Trump are each voicing loud closing arguments on the campaign trail.

Benjamin Vickers was associate conductor of the youth orchestra. He was released for sending students inappropriate messages

Troubles amount to a ‘cancer’ at Boston Philharmonic

Top advisers have been pushed out amid misconduct allegations, students are quitting, and an investigative firm is examining wide-ranging turmoil within the youth orchestra.

Is Massachusetts ‘an island’? Voters debate role of Trump in race for governor

More than 70 percent of voters think the state is heading in the right direction, according to one poll. It’s a view that appears to underscore the thinking of many as Election Day nears.

A team from MIT programmed a robot to function as a nurse manager. Team members from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (pictured) participated in an experiment involving the robot on the labor and delivery floor in 2015.

Matthew Gombolay

Hey robot, is that report ready?

Machines will inevitably displace some workers, but they will also increasingly be working alongside us, elevating humans into higher-level roles.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Margery Eagan

Will millennials save the Democratic Party?

Cameron Kasky, center, speaks during a news conference, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. A day after graduating from high school, a group of Florida school shooting survivors has announced a multistate bus tour to

By Margery Eagan

New polls say young Americans will show up at the voting booth. And most will vote blue.


John Marttila, ‘savant’ among campaign managers, dies at 78

Mr. Marttila with John Kerry during a campaign event in the 1980s. Mr. Marttila “didn’t let you stray from the values,’’ Kerry said. “We always had an ethic of trying to win, but to win in a way that you could be proud of.”

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Marttila rewrote the Democratic Party’s campaign playbook in Massachusetts and beyond in ways that resonate nearly four decades later.