Hype ahead of debate is taking on Super Bowl quality

A marquee advertised the opportunity to watch Monday’s US presidential debate at the American City Diner in Washington.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet in the first of three presidential debates Monday night.

HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Workers make adjustments to the set for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to debate Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday evening. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Gennifer Flowers won’t attend debate, Trump campaign says

Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Flowers has not been invited, despite Trump’s suggestion that he might do so.

Yvonne Abraham

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It’s simple: Be perfect. All you have to do is everything right.

Abraham Wallach (left) with Donald Trump in 2007.

Amelia Bauer

The ex-Trump executive who had a penchant for theft

Over 30 years, Abraham Wallach collected at least 15 arrests in five states for crimes including forgery and grand larceny.

Police worked at the crime scene early Sunday.

Seven people stabbed in Boston’s Theater District

One victim was in critical condition after the incident, which occurred around 2:15 a.m., and authorities have a suspect.

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In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

Despite growing concerns about Susan Zopatti’s behavior, the chief left her in charge of the evidence room.

Three adults and one child die in Greenfield fire

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire at a single-family home in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield.

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Protesters were at the game between the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, but the contest occurred without interruption.

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Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash., is accused of gunning down five people Friday in a mall north of Seattle.

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STAN GROSSFELD

Theo Epstein knows how to beat a curse. Can he do it with the Cubs?

The former Red Sox general manager says this year’s Cubs team reminds him of that historic 2004 Boston squad.

Christine McSherry greeted her 20-year-old son, Jett, at his Bridgewater State University dorm.

This mom battled for her son, and she paid a price

The personal toll Christine McSherry suffered in campaigning for the approval of a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy was not minimal.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins reacts during the game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in a boating accident

He and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.

OPINION | DAVID DELMAR

Your startup’s diversity policy doesn’t work

The tech community needs to do more than talk if it wants to solve its diversity crisis.

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Why Deflategate is really the Patriots’ friend

Feel the fire. Embrace the hate. Bill Belichick has emerged as the big winner.

A dancer who goes by the stage name Jenna Rosity performed Saturday at Fran’s Place’s farewell.

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Saying farewell to Fran’s Place in Lynn

One of the state’s first gay bars, which opened 40 years ago, threw a bash ahead of its closing Sunday.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land.”

Ty Burr

Can buzz spoil a movie?

We live in a whirling media culture in which experience arrives pre-tested, pre-digested, judged, and signed off on.

Hikers

Best way to leaf peep in the Berkshires? Get out of the car.

The Berkshire hills are the perfect place to see some bright leaves without the frame of a windshield.

Quick Bite

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This is the first restaurant for brothers Jack and Max Barber, who run three Mainely food trucks in — you guessed it — Maine.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What is it like to live in East Cambridge?

Pardis Saffari, 37, an economic development specialist for the city, bought her first condo here seven years ago.

MY FIRST HOME

‘The unicorns of first-time home buyers’

They told us buying in Boston was a numbers game: Expect to bid on at least three places.

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Local tastemakers are weighing in on the season’s biggest fashion trends.

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.