Donald Trump booed at Al Smith dinner

Talk about an awkward dinner party.

// The most awkward quotes from the Al Smith charity dinner

Here are some of the most cringe-worthy lines from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the charity dinner Thursday night.

// Mother struggles with guilt after daughter’s shooting in Roxbury

“My kids are my life,” the young mother said. “They’re my everything.”

Suspect accused of firing bullet that struck teen to appear in court

The 13-year-old victim was shot while in his third-floor bedroom in Chelsea.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Delaware on Thursday.

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Adrian Walker

A candidate with no clue

At the close of Wednesday’s debate, Trump made an awkward pitch partly aimed at the tiniest part of his constituency: black voters.

// Trump leaves GOP leaders shell-shocked and fearful

Donald Trump’s defiant comments Thursday further dismayed leaders who have been struggling with how to respond to his rhetoric.

// Say Trump loses and refuses to concede. Then what?

Donald Trump has said he may not accept the results of the election on Nov. 8 if he loses. So what could he realistically do?

// GE’s third-quarter profit of nearly $2b tops expectations

The industrial conglomerate posted revenue of $29.27 billion in the same period.

// Boston Children’s expansion receives final OK

The $1 billion, 71-bed building triggered concerns over health care costs and the loss of a treasured garden for patients.

// SJC chief wants to know if minorities get ‘equal justice’

Chief Justice Ralph Gants has commissioned a probe into sentencing disparities for minority defendants.

// UN human rights chief calls Aleppo a ‘slaughterhouse’

The stark remarks come as the UN’s Human Rights Council opened a special session to discuss the crisis in the Syrian city.

Oct 1, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; Sporting Kansas City defender Kevin Ellis (4) tries to keep New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara (13) away from the ball during the second half of the New England Revolution's 3-1 win over Sporting Kansas City at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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Shirley Leung

Should Dorchester get a pro soccer stadium?

Bob Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, is still angling to build a soccer stadium.


// A guide to Question 4

Marijuana could soon be legal if voters decide on Nov. 8 to approve the drug for recreational use. Here’s what a “yes” vote might mean.

// Fast Forward: Watching ‘Hamilton’ for free — sort of, GE earnings report due

A documentary on “Hamilton” hits the TV screen, the Institute for Applied Life Sciences opens today, and more of the news you need.

// Early voting to open Monday — and some voters can’t wait

Why wait until Nov. 8 to get politics out of your hair?

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// $200 a bottle. Wine not included.

Boston startup Kuvée thinks it’s time to modernize the way we store and serve wine.

Arts coverage

Bryce Dallas Howard plays Lacie in the “Black Mirror” episode “Nosedive.”

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A dark reflection of the day after tomorrow

Shows like “Black Mirror” are set in worlds that look remarkably like our own — except for some scary tweaks.

// New Orleans’s Dee-1 raps the way to college in Methuen

The former teacher’s hit single, “Sallie Mae Back,” is about paying off his student loan debt.


// First case of CTE diagnosed in MMA fighter

Dr. Bennet Omalu also announced the discovery of CTE in two more professional wrestlers, who both died this year at age 44.


//[1].jpg David Backes helps set things right on Bruins’ second line

It was with a sense of awe that Backes described the feed delivered by his first-time centerman.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I loved that he complimented me on my intelligence’

Will saying and doing the right things guarantee a second meeting?


// The Weekender: Leno, Hamilton, and serious twerking

Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The Big Picture

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Big Picture

The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.