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There’s never been a debate quite like this one

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

All that’s at stake is the future of the free world.


Former Trump executive had a penchant for theft

Abraham Wallach (left) with Donald Trump in 2007.

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


For a mother, a bittersweet victory as a long-sought drug is finally approved

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

A look at the personal toll one family suffered on the way to a pharmaceutical success.


In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

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


Globe Events


‘This is home’

Keith Leblanc and Kelly Monnahan create a haven for themselves, family, and friends in the piney hills of outer Cape Cod.

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The Nation


Wash. mall shooting suspect identified

Crime scene tape marked off a parking lot at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., site of Friday’s shooting. Police say Arcan Cetin (inset), 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash., killed five people in the attack.

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


Doubts remain after Charlotte police shooting video released

Protesters marched Saturday through Charlotte, N.C., during another night of protests over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Charlotte police have released body and dashboard camera footage of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.


There’s never been a debate quite like this one

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

All that’s at stake is the future of the free world.

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The World


Jeremy Corbyn reelected as leader of Britain’s Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Labour Party women’s conference Saturday in Liverpool, England.

The embattled Corbyn strengthened his grip the UK’s opposition party, beating back a challenge by members of Parliament.


White House support for war crimes tribunal is lacking

Displaced Yazidis received humanitarian aid in 2014 while at the Iraq-Syria border. Officials say the Defense Department blocked an attempt to declare the Islamic State’s assault on the community a war crime.

Investigators and US diplomats say the Obama administration has done little to pursue prosecution of such crimes.


Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Syrian government forces celebrated after capturing the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat.

Troops tightened their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city.

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Editorial & Opinion



American capitalism’s lousy, lousy week

epa05549445 Chairman and CEO of the Wells Fargo and Company John Stumpf responds to a question from Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (not pictured) during the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on 'An Examination of Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts and the Regulatory Response', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 September 2016. Stumpf apologized for Wells Fargo selling unauthorized credit cards and accounts to customers. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

If you genuinely believe in the vigor of the private sector, the Wells Fargo and Mylan CEOs’ performance was utterly depressing.



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.



When neighborhood associations hold outsize influence

BOSTON, MA - 7/26/2016: A view of the Hancock Towers and the Prudential area in Boston. skyline aerial (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

Boston has afforded neighborhood associations too much influence in run-of-the-mill permitting and zoning decisions.

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Yvonne Abraham

A bit of friendly advice for Clinton before the debate

At Monday’s debate, all Hillary Clinton has to be is perfect.

Advice for Hillary Clinton is simple: Be perfect. All she has to do is everything right.


Elizabeth Warren rallies in N.H. for Clinton and Hassan

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to campaign volunteers Saturday in Manchester, N.H.

“What this election is about is it’s about the health of our families,” Warren told volunteers in Nashua.


Donald Trump’s rhetoric energizes Muslim voters

Community organizer Humayun Morshed (right, at rear), joined by Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen (in vote shirt), and organizer Kanwal Haq, spoke at a Cambridge apartment complex.

Donald Trump’s harsh language has fueled his popularity, but it’s also motivating Muslim voters to get more active.

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Business & Tech


scott kirsner | innovation economy

Watch out Alexa, rivals are angling for your job

Jibo is a $599 countertop robot designed to handle tasks like scheduling and videoconferencing.

The market for household robots and artificial intelligence-driven helpers is about to get more crowded.


Is TripAdvisor’s revenue risk paying off?

“We built a great business . . . but we were still sending you off to book somewhere else,” said Steve Kaufer, TripAdvisor’s chief executive.

TripAdvisor doesn’t just want to give you reviews anymore. It wants you to come to its site to book the entire trip.


Five things you should know about Dr. Paul Bleicher

Dr. Paul Bleicher is chief executive of OptumLabs.

Bleicher is chief executive of OptumLabs, the Cambridge-based research outpost of the big health care company Optum.

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Dustin Pedroia’s grand slam rallies Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia’s seventh-inning grand slam gave the Red Sox a 6-3 lead.

Boston clinched a playoff spot with its 10th consecutive victory, and Rick Porcello recorded his 22nd win.


Blue Jays 3, Yankees 0

With loss to Blue Jays, Yankees’ playoff hopes sliding away

Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard wasn’t thrilled after yielding a three-run homer to Jose Bautista in the eighth inning.

New York dropped 4½ games back for the AL’s second wild card with eight games left after Saturday’s loss.


College football roundup

Duke storms back to win at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 24: Anthony Nash #83 of the Duke Blue Devils is tripped up by Daelin Hayes #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of a game at Notre Dame Stadium on September 24, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. Duke defeated Notre Dame 38-35. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

AJ Reed kicked a 19-yard field goal with 1:24 left as Duke rallied from an early two-TD deficit.

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Ideas | Richard Albert

Is it time to scrap the Constitution and write a new one?

The document is full of obsolete rules and practices.



Can voters in Colombia forgive FARC’s violent past?

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attended a meeting at the camp in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta Department, Colombia, on Sept. 16.

President Juan Manuel Santos has his entire political future resting on one vote.



YouTube may be teaching someone to spy on you

Tutorials on how to hack webcams take the YouTube how-to video too far.

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John J. Kelly, 67, veteran and activist

Mr. Kelly paused at the grave of Charles Greenwood in Hyde Park’s Fairview Cemetery at the end of a ceremony.

Mr. Kelly, who served in the Vietnam War, was a longtime mainstay of veterans programs in Greater Boston.


Stanley Dural Jr., musician with Buckwheat Zydeco

Mr. Dural took zydeco music mainstream, launching a major-label album — the Grammy-nominated ‘‘On a Night Like This’’ — with Island Records in 1987.

Mr. Dural rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world.

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Sunday Arts


Ty Burr

Can buzz spoil a movie?

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

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


Photography review

The transformative art of photographer Robert Frank

“Wales,” by Robert Frank, at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

A show at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art showcases his work before and beyond his classic “The Americans.”



Highlights of weed’s best TV moments

Linda Cardellini lights up on “Freaks and Geeks.”

Pot has been shown on mainstream TV for decades now, and not only in “Very Special Episodes” about its dangers.

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A guide to seeing the very bizarre

The door of hell.

The book and website “Atlas Obscura” shows travelers where to find Buddhist temples made of beer bottles, an upside-down house in Poland, and a statue of a child-eating man.


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.


check-in | The Porches Inn at Mass MoCa

In the shadow of Mass MoCA, a retro inn is on display

Vintage lamps at the reception desk.

Only a narrow strip of the Hoosic River in this North Berkshires city separates The Porches Inn guests from Mass MoCa exhibits.

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Real Estate



All the single ladies are buying homes

Of all the singles buying homes in Boston, women accounted for 70 percent of purchases.



Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Here is the condo.

Formed from the sanctuary of a Colonial Revival-style church, this condo has neck-craning panache.



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.

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Fall Fashion | Magazine

Gorgeous looks for fall, photographed in a chic Salem hotel

Luxe fabrics and deep hues usher in the coziest season of the year.


Fall Fashion | Magazine

These models from Boston are more than just a pretty face

The first transgender model to be signed to IMG Worldwide, Hari Nef hopes one day she and others like her won’t be defined by gender identity.

Some of fashion’s most outspoken runway stars have Massachusetts roots — and a thoughtful take on their work.



Recipes: Cook dinner in a single sheet pan

Dishes like roasted salade nicoise promise easy prep, easier clean up.

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Globe North



Tapping into the spirit of Salem

18nosmallbiz -Raising a glass and enjoying locally made award-wining cider at Far From the Tree, one of the tasting stops on the new Salem Spirits Trolley. Info: (Salem Spirits Trolley)

A three-hour trolley ride includes historic information, behind-the-scenes tours, and tastings at local breweries.



An ooh la la experience in Lynnfield

25nodine - Lynnfield, MA: 9/16/16 Duck steak. Crispy skin moulard duck breast with sour cherry sauce, chard salad and steak fries at Gaslight Lynnfield at 1100 Market Street. (Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe)

You wouldn’t think outside dining in a mall could feel romantic, but here it does, with clever arrangements of tables.



Head to the farm to meet horses and donkeys

25nocalendar - New England Equine Rescue - North in West Newbury hosts a Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 2 (NEER)

New England Equine Rescue – North in West Newbury will host a fall family festival Sunday, Oct. 2.

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Globe South


Substitute teachers? School districts call the shots

Mattapoisett , MA - 9/06/2016: L-R Frank Calore, 69, of Wareham, a retired teacher with 40 years experience in the Acton-Boxborough School District, is considered the gold standard. He is with Michael Devoll, Principal of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsosubstitute

When it comes to qualifications and pay for subs, the school systems are all over the place.


In Hull, finally, an easier way to a fabled pond

Hull Ma 09032016 Dick Avery (cq) is on the board of the Cohasset Conservation Trust, whic is looking to get a property easement to give the public access to and Island in Straits Pond. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Groups in Hull and Cohasset finally raised enough money to buy a conservation easement to the island in the middle of Straits Pond.



GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Junior forward Adam Cowie-Haskell of Marshfield has a team-leading five goals for the Wesleyan men’s soccer team.

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Globe West


Wellesley group holds seminar on teens and depression

Researchers Emily Crain and Tracy Gladstone will share findings from a school-based depression screening program.


Marlborough library hosts show on Robert Frost

“An Evening of Frost” is an interactive performance depicting the author’s life and poetry.


Franklin workshop set on Charles River Meadowlands

Residents with ideas to further enhance the Charles River Meadowlands are invited to attend.

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