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Donald Trump walked off stage at the end of a campaign event in Bedford, N.H.

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Donald Trump has a history of using weight as a way to make fun of, demean, or express his disapproval of people he wants to punish.

Donald Trump gestured as he spoke during a campaign event in Bedford, N.H.

In Trump’s N.H. visit, the focus is on votes

He again promised to help combat the state’s opioid epidemic by building a wall “to stop the heroin from pouring in.”

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The vice president made the comments on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”

// Donald Trump’s charity is not certified in New York

If the N.Y. attorney general finds the foundation raised money in violation of the law, he could order the charity to stop doing so immediately.

// Baker will give raises to low-wage nursing home workers

Thousands of low-wage nursing home workers will be included in a state-mandated pay raise.

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// All Democrats are now Chicago Cubs fans

MLB’s postseason could affect Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s chances to get attention and make up ground in the polls.

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Ayotte, Hassan clash in first debate

The two candidates battling in New Hampshire’s closely fought Senate race faced off in North Conway.

For Trump, more undisciplined campaigning

Publicly airing grudges against a former beauty queen, in the middle of the night, is certainly unprecedented in presidential politics.

Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation official resigns

DCR’S deputy commissioner Matt Sisk resigned Friday, following a string of damaging revelations about the agency.

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Tim Kaine (left) and Mike Pence.

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Tim Kaine (left) and Mike Pence.

Are these the most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The VP debate Tuesday could carry the same impact that Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have brought to their tickets: inconsequential.By James Pindell

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Pregnant workers may get new protections after all

That long-stalled House bill aimed at protecting pregnant workers from abuse by their bosses may finally see the light of day.

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Pro-charter group launches new TV spot

The 30-second ad rebuts teachers unions on a ballot question to expand charter schools in the state.

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A dozen Republicans targeted by environmental group

“These six lawmakers personify what we guard against as environmentalists,” said George Bachrach, president of the ELM Action Fund.

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// Are these the most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The VP debate Tuesday could carry the same impact that Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have brought to their tickets: inconsequential.

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// A look at the schedule of ballot question debates

The Boston Globe is co-sponsoring four weekly debates on the ballot questions before voters this November. Here’s a look at the schedule.

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// Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

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