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This debate wasn’t even close, but it sure was entertaining

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate.

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Monday night’s presidential debate served as a refresher course in such virtues as competence, professionalism, and preparation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_GI54S.jpg Why is #TrumpWon trending?

Although many pundits declared Hillary Clinton the winner last night, the hashtag #TrumpWon took off on Twitter this morning. Why?

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Donald Trump was responding to Hillary Clinton’s accusation that he called a former Miss Universe “Miss Piggy.”

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The Globe is co-hosting a debate at 3 p.m. on Question 1, which would allow for a second slots parlor in the state, to be located near Suffolk Downs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Lee4.jpg Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo both able to practice with Patriots

Both were on the field during the shirts-and-shells session, during which the Patriots had perfect attendance.

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Given that 40-50 percent of US marriages end in divorce, should all couples think about a prenup?

Boston, MA., 09/27/16, Nathan Carman is brought into the USCG Base Boston after his adventure at sea. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

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Man who survived boat sinking meeting with investigators

The Vermont man who survived the sinking of his fishing boat — but whose mother apparently did not — arrived in Boston Tuesday.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f05e37824bdf4c678cc29c926d2f51a8-f05e37824bdf4c678cc29c926d2f51a8-0.jpg Pitching depth bodes well for Red Sox’ postseason hopes

The Red Sox lead the American League in ERA since the start of the second half of the season.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) jokes with reporters on the field before the Red Sox Opening Day baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

‘I was born to play against the Yankees,’ David Ortiz writes

In a farewell letter to his top rivals, the Red Sox slugger covers a lot of ground.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/wiggs_deli_702275.jpg The rebirth of the Jewish deli

We’ve deep-fried Oreos; we’ve eaten Korean tacos. In some ways, Jewish food is the last new — even if it’s old — frontier.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Untitled-1-11641.jpg Hubway really, really doesn’t want you to ride a bike on busy highways

The plea posted this week was in response to a video showing a man riding a bike in a portion of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. tunnel.

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Democrats, demanding money so that Flint, Michigan, can address its man-made water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/f08f8a5b-1bbb-41f9-a736-a9fc5f2aa429-7187-11650-kmy--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Jeb Bush heading to Harvard this fall

Bush will be a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School this semester, the school announced Tuesday.

An image of the incident, as captured by a television helicopter.

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Mass. trooper indicted for assaulting driver after pursuit

Joseph Flynn allegedly hit a suspect who was surrendering, in an incident that was captured by cameras aboard television news helicopters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/THRILL%20KILLING-480796.jpg Convicted killer denied parole for third time in ‘86 murder of teenager

Matthews was 14 years old when he beat a classmate to death with a baseball bat and brought friends to view the victim’s body.

20 cats removed from Brockton home

Animal control received a complaint about the house at 22 Colgate Road and the owner gave possession of the cats to the MSPCA, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/580953282.jpg BRA gets a new name and a break from the past

Mayor Walsh is determined to change the way we talk about the former Boston Redevelopment Authority.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/childrens.jpg State watchdog raises concerns on Children’s Hospital expansion

The Health Policy Commission said there is a risk Boston Children’s Hospital’s controversial expansion would increase state medical costs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2016-09-27T133118Z_1020311744_D1BEUDSHQKAA_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-DEBATE.jpg A reminder for the election season: Don’t call 911 over the candidates

Police departments across the country reminded voters to be safe and not to abuse the 911 system during these political times.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bakerkennedy2-11634-kKL--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Joe Kennedy vs. Charlie Baker for governor in 2018?

A new poll shows that Joe Kennedy III is the one Democrat who might be able to bring Charlie Baker back down to earth.

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Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.