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14,000 exposed in meningitis outbreak

The number of people exposed to contaminated steroids linked to a Framingham compounding pharmacy grew to 14,000, as two more deaths were reported in the outbreak.

Warren leads Brown by 6 percentage points in new poll

A new poll suggests that Elizabeth Warren’s argument that a Scott Brown victory could put Republicans in control of the Senate may be resonating with voters.

// Second Springfield casino plan unveiled

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

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan will face off Thursday night.

Vice Presidential debate | 9 p.m.

Both sides gear up for critical debate

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan prepared to square off Thursday night in Kentucky in a highly anticipated debate that both sides hope will benefit their party’s presidential ticket.

Drug lab scandal may extend to federal cases

Former state chemist Annie Dookhan handled drug samples involved in more than 100 — and possibly as many as 200 — federal cases, officials have discovered.

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Covering the state drug lab scandal

Scott Allen talks about the Globe investigation into one of the biggest law enforcement scandals in Massachusetts history.

October 15 1973 / The day after picture of the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973 shows the total devastation caused by the the fire. The fire area was almost entirely within the perimeters of two urban renewal projects - a planned $14.6 million industrial park and a proposed $2.3 million residential project.

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The Chelsea Fire of 1973

Already the scene of one of the biggest fires in the history of the country in 1908, the city was engulfed anew on Oct. 14, 1973.

From left: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell in “Seven Psychopaths.”

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ is crazy, good fun

Martin McDonagh tries to up his game with this manically inventive, extremely entertaining, very bloody crime caper/Hollywood meta-farce.

Thure Lindhardt (left), Zachary Booth in Ira Sachs’s film.

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‘Keep the Lights’ on has some bright moments

Ira Sachs directed and co-wrote this muted romantic drama about two men and what one’s drug addiction does to their relationship.

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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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Wes Welker (standing) shared a laugh with Julian Edelman during practice.

Even at work, Wes Welker is frequently at play

Welker has built a reputation as one of the Patriots’ hardest workers. But he’s also known for targeting anyone, including coach Bill Belichick, with his patented zingers.


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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.