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The road to the finish line

Along the way
Finish line

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

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No finding on legality of Baker donation until after election

The New Jersey state treasurer’s office is weighing the legality of Charlie Baker’s controversial donation to Governor Chris Christie’s state party.

Coakley, Baker deliver their best shots in debate

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker sparred on their records and the best prescription for the future in their first head-to-head TV debate.

Once-booming law firm Bingham McCutchen struggling

Bingham McCutchen LLP, one of Boston’s most prominent law firms, has cut 225 lawyers since 2012

2 boys killed in electrical blaze in Lawrence apartment building

There have been 48 fatalities in Mass. from fires this year, the highest total since 2011.

48 people have died in Mass. this year from fires

“Fire continues to take just an awful toll in our state,’’ State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said Tuesday.

Ben Bradlee, at 93; hard-charging journalist who guided Watergate coverage

Bradlee led the Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal.

From Dorie Greenspan’s Paris kitchen to mine

The popular baker shows how simple it is to bake lovely pastries she learned to make from French friends.

After weeks of clashes, Hong Kong riveted by debate

Hong Kong’s political showdown shifted Tuesday from the streets to a drab university hall.

North Korea frees US man; two more still detained

There was no immediate explanation for the release of Jeffrey Fowle.

Medical labs’ leftovers find uses elsewhere

Kerafast Inc. is helping institutions clean out their freezers and reuse biological materials for new research through an online marketplace — a sort of craigslist for biologists.

Staples may be the latest target in string of credit card hacks

If its breach is confirmed, Staples would be the latest of many consumer brands that has fallen prey to hackers.

Nurses union says Brigham and Women’s cutting staff to unsafe levels

The accusations, denied by hospital officials, are being aired as a new state law on minimum nursing staff levels takes effect.

Yes, Jeff McCormick is still running for governor

What about McCormick? Why is this political neophyte still running?

Recipe for fruit and nut croquants

Croquants are something like biscotti or mandelbrot except they are baked only once.

Charlie Baker struggles as Martha Coakley finds her zone

Beneath the dutiful discussion of issues, a psychodrama brewed.

Ebola causing spike in demand for protective gear

Many hospitals said they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.

Recipe for custardy apple squares

Dorie Greenspan calls this a “back-pocket recipe,” by which she means she can make it when she needs something quick and wonderful.

Charlie Baker’s tightrope

The tension was evident several times during Tuesday’s debate.

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

The Obama administration announced stepped-up measures Tuesday meant to ensure that all travelers from the three hardest-hit countries are screened for Ebola.

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are false.

Fireworks erupt in debate between Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen

Incumbent Shaheen and and challenger Brown exchanged verbal jabs in their first televised debate in the N.H. Senate race.

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