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Hundreds of protesters turned out at Boston City Hall Plaza Monday to rally against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The protest was timed to coincide with the appearance of Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican, in Boston Monday. He spoke at a Forbes event outside City Hall.

Flake voted last week in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but also requested a brief FBI inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against the court nominee.

General Electric has booted out its chairman and chief executive, John Flannery, after a little more a year on the job, amid declining profits and cash-flow problems.

Flannery will be replaced by H. Lawrence Culp, a current GE board member who served as chief executive of the Washington, D.C.-based conglomerate Danaher Corp. from 2000-2014, GE said.

“Wow, look at this room,” Ayanna Pressley said to a diverse crowd of cheering Democratic supporters in Cambridge this past weekend. “This looks like the 7th Congressional District!”

That was more than just an applause line, because it explains a big part of how Pressley scored an upset victory last week over 10-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in April 2017.
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It's the first full week of lame duck season in Massachusetts. Last week the state saw its primary elections. 

On Sept. 4, Boston Citywide Councilor Ayanna Pressley unseated 10-term congressman Michael Capuano. She is poised to be the first African-American woman to represent the state of Massachusetts in Congress, as there is no Republican on the November ballot in her district.

Last week, WGBH News' Director of Photography Meredith Nierman spent the day with the candidate and discussed what she encountered.

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