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Second Springfield casino plan unveiled

A rendering shows the proposed casino plan from Penn National Gaming.

Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming released details for a proposed $807 million dollar casino and entertainment complex in the city.

Pharmacy linked to outbreak broke rules, Patrick says

Governor Patrick accused the Mass. pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has sickened at least 137 people and killed 12, of misleading regulators and operating outside its ­license.

About 1,800 people are expected to greet the Dalai Lama. He visited Medford in 2003.

Medford going all-out for visit by Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is coming to Magoun Avenue, and neighbors are thrilled.

News analysis

Debate clarifies core arguments of Brown and Warren

Two lines of attack emerged: Scott Brown said Elizabeth Warren would raise taxes, while Warren said Brown’s votes have broken faith with middle-class voters, and women in particular.

Jeff Jacoby

// Warren tries to have it both ways

Elizabeth Warren said she supports defense cuts but also said she would protect Massachusetts bases from closure or budget reductions.

Joan Vennochi

// Is he pro-life, pro-choice, or just pro-Mitt?

When it comes to abortion, Mitt Romney has been walking around in circles since he first ran for office in Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy.

Globe Insiders

Globe Talk | Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Revealing ‘The Real Romney’

Join Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, authors of “The Real Romney,” to discuss the Republican presidential candidate’s life and history.


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Patriots even more potent with new run game

Once again, the Patriots have the NFL’s top-ranked rushing attack. But this time, they’re doing it with a heavy dose of the ground game.


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Thursday Preview | Movie Review

Ben Affleck (center) plays a CIA operative who leads a rescue mission in Tehran during the 1979-80 Iran hostage crisis.

Ben Affleck’s fully in charge in ‘Argo’

Affleck directed and stars in this highly entertaining if shallow film based on the actual story of six embassy employees led out of Iran by a CIA hostage specialist.