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As Democrat seizes on national headwinds, a Republican seeks to avoid the D.C. ‘circus’

Rick Green has sought to insulate his campaign in the Third Congressional District from the daily news out of Washington — a difficult task as Lori Trahan and Democrats sew national calls of resistance into her pitch as a locally grown candidate.

A veteran steps aside; now more may step forward

Kander’s struggle — and his candor about it — is a necessary reminder of something often lost as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fade in the rear-view mirror of public consciousness.

Charlie Baker open to State Police leadership rule change

The governor said allowing his office to consider candidates who have a law enforcement background but are not within the State Police ranks “is certainly worth talking about.”

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.

President Donald Trump is spending much of his time this fall holding rallies across the country. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

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Trump administration eyes defining transgender out of existence

The move would be the most drastic yet in an effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

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/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/22bizRoadblock.psd The biggest barrier to Trump’s plan for cutting the trade deficit? It’s Trump

It’s the tax cutter versus the anti-free-trade crusader, and so far the cuts are winning

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Republican Senator Bob Corker and other Congressional leaders said they don’t believe the explanation from Saudi Arabia that a fistfight led to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/1052692190.jpg ‘No one will stop us, only God’: migrant caravan resumes advance toward US

They marched on through Mexico like a ragtag army of the poor, shouting triumphantly slogans like ‘‘Si se pudo!’’ or ‘‘Yes, we could!’’

Early voting for Nov. 6 election starts Monday

Early voting kicks off Monday in Massachusetts -- and local election officials expect to put in some long hours over the next two weeks to make it easier for voters to cast ballots ahead of Nov. 6.