Clinton and Trump manage expectations ahead of first debate

Hostra University students played the roles of the candidates and moderator during a rehearsal for Monday’s presidential debate.

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The candidates sent key aides forth Sunday to frame how the highly-anticipated event could unfold.

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Essential stories from the Boston Globe on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of the first presidential debate of 2016.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met separately with the Israeli prime minister.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/05551355.jpg Hype ahead of debate is taking on Super Bowl quality

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump%20clinton%20comp.jpg What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do to win the first debate

For either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to come away the clear winner, something pretty extraordinary needs to happen.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-11780.jpg A bit of friendly advice for Clinton before the debate

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

Employees at the restaurant grew more wary after the owner’s ban on assault weapons brought a flood of hostile responses.

Fred Field for The Boston Globe

Gun debate hits boiling point at Maine restaurant

Online ratings for Portland’s Grace and the Foreside Tavern plummeted after an anti-assault rifle post on Facebook.

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BLS to lose top standing in latest test scores

A new report on state standardized test scores has downgraded Boston Latin School, one of the city’s premier educational institutions.

Clinton and Trump manage expectations ahead of first debate

The candidates sent key aides forth Sunday to frame how the highly-anticipated event could unfold.

What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do to win the first debate

For either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to come away the clear winner, something pretty extraordinary needs to happen.

Hype ahead of debate is taking on Super Bowl quality

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

Capital Source

Free tickets to library gala at issue

Some library staff who were asked to work the gala, while Mayor Walsh and some of top City Hall officials got free $1,500 tickets.

Capital Source

When ‘train’ becomes a dirty word

What’s the difference between Massachusetts and New Hampshire? It can be boiled down to a single insult in this year’s election cycle.

Capital Source

Rick Steves’ latest adventure isn’t in Europe

It’s selling Massachusetts voters on legalized pot.

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McDonough, ex-State House lobbyist, out of prison

Richard (Dickie) W. McDonough, a former high-flying State House lobbyist, is out of jail — and spotted around Boston recently.

Ground Game

ground game

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Maybe it is time for him to make a dramatic announcement: A pledge to only serve one term.

Ballot question debates

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

LIVE Political Happy Hour

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

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

Power Lines

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A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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