As his campaign flags, Trump presides over ribbon cutting

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, holds up a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Donald Trump promoted a new hotel Wednesday instead of reviving his poll numbers, critics said.

// Ex-congressman says if Trump doesn’t win, he’s breaking out musket

“On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump,” Joe Walsh wrote Tuesday. “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”

// Trump praises Newt Gingrich for criticism of Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump praised Newt Gingrich Wednesday for an ‘‘amazing interview’’ with Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly.

// Catholic bishops don’t have much to say about Trump

As the list of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s breaches of civility grows, some observers are disturbed by the bishops’ reticence.

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Clinton warns supporters against overconfidence as Trump focuses on tight race in Ohio

Michelle Obama called Clinton a friend, and praised her qualifications and determination.

Unions want investigation into pro-charter donations

Finance executives who contract with the state have given donations to the campaign supporting Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot.

After legal wrangling, access to early voting expands in North Carolina

Through the first seven days of early voting, around 1 million ballots were cast — roughly on par with the same period in the last presidential election.

GOP ad praises Republican for criticizing Trump

The new TV ad praises a GOP House member who said Donald Trump has ‘‘disqualified himself’’ to be president.

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Chelsea Clinton shows her frustrations — and devotion — in hacked e-mails

The e-mails paint an unexpectedly detailed portrait of the Clintons’ guarded and private daughter.

Letter from abroad

Even traveling overseas, no escaping this election

It’s a difficult time to be an American abroad, especially if you’re suffering from election burnout and the purpose of your travel is pure escapism.

Moulton, Healey to campaign in Fla. for Clinton

Two of the brightest young stars of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Seth Moulton and Maura Healey.

Biotech stocks down on worries of a Democratic sweep

Political jitters have fueled the sell-off, with some investors concerned an all-Democratic Congress could lead to restrictions on prescription drug prices.

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Democratic nominee former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Republican businessman Donald Trump are locked in a race for control of the White House.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

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// Hillary: The Wellesley years

Hillary Clinton was a sharp-witted activist on Wellesley’s campus in the class of 1969.

// Your reading list for the election

Essential stories from the Boston Globe on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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// The wild 2016 campaign has become boring

Sure, anything could still happen, but millions have already cast their ballots in early voting, and Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump.

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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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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Massachusetts voters this November will decide whether or not to allow a slots parlor in Revere, lift the charter schools cap, mandate cage-free eggs, and legalize marijuana. Read the text of the ballot questions.


// What a ‘yes’ vote might mean on Question 4

Marijuana could soon be legal if voters decide on Nov. 8 to approve the drug for recreational use.

// Meet the man behind Question 1

The ballot referendum will decide whether Massachusetts voters want to open the door to another slots casino.

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//[1]-9897.jpg Should Mass. approve a new slots parlor?

Voters are already being asked whether they want another slots parlor in Massachusetts.

Question 2

// Should Mass. lift the charter school cap?

Question 2 would allow some charter schools to expand and some new schools to open.

Question 3

// Should Mass. require cage-free eggs?

Question 3 would limit the sale and production of food from animals kept in tight enclosures.

Question 4

// Should Mass. legalize marijuana?

Massachusetts voters will consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use on Nov. 8.

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Massachusetts voters are now able to cast their ballots before Election Day thanks to a 2014 law. Here's everything you need to know about early voting in Massachusetts as well as resources for Election Day.

Election Day information

Election Day

November 8, 2016. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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// Want to vote early? Here’s how to do it

For the first time, Massachusetts voters will be able to cast their ballots before Election Day.

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// In Pa., boomers see the American Dream slipping away

Many from Butler High School’s class of 1976 are now weary, worn, or furious. For some, those feelings are driving their votes.

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// A Florida city that’s voting with fear

Lurking beneath Boca Raton’s sun-kissed beauty is a layer of anger directed at Muslims, the sort of fear and resentment that Donald Trump exploits in his divisive bid for president.


// Being white, and a minority, in Georgia

This year, in Norcross, Ga., and places like it, resentment has found its voice.

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A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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// A toxic election is damaging the seed corn of democracy — young voters

Interviews with more than three dozen millennials in N.C. revealed a profound sense of anger and alienation about the election.

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