Crucial debate in presidential race tonight

While President Obama needs to display the urgency he lacked in the first debate, Mitt Romney is hoping to build on his momentum of the past 10 days.

Jim Lehrer, Candy Crowley, and Bob Schieffer have drawn the moderator duties for this year’s presidential debates.

Debate moderators also placed under microscope

What was once perceived as an honorific job, or an invisible one like a baseball umpire, is now itself under debate in this election season.

Record hauls by Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown

Warren received $12.12 million and Senator Brown collected $7.45 million over the last three months, ensuring the race will remain among the nation’s most expensive.

FDA widens meningitis infection warning

Federal drug regulators warned that more medications made at a troubled Framingham compounding pharmacy may be linked to fungal infections.

Workers at the David Clark Co. in Worcester helped Felix Baumgartner test his pressurized suit in January 2009.

Red Bull

Daredevil’s jumpsuit marks a leap for local firm

Worcester’s David Clark Co. worked for four years to customize the high-tech suit for Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking, 24-mile plummet to earth.

Ernest Watkins IV was seen in a doorway at Dorchester District Court Monday.

Boy, 14, charged in Dorchester killing

Ernest Watkins IV was charged with the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man who resisted when a group of teens tried to rob him at the Fields Corner MBTA station.

Dwayne Moore was in Suffolk Superior Court last month.

Dwayne Moore had emotional session with police

The Mattapan murder suspect changed his story under grilling by police in 2010, according to court filings to his retrial.

Tom Brady’s play is not a problem, but the solution to almost all of the Patriots’ ones.

Christopher l. Gasper

Tom Brady not to blame for Patriots’ struggles

The Patriots have 99 problems and Tom Brady ain’t one. Brady, even at age 35, is not one of the major Super Bowl-title barriers for New England.

“Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville” by James McNeill Whistler.

Frame by Frame

Taking a look at Courbet, in a Whistler canvas

In the beautiful “Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville,” James McNeill Whistler, a former protégé of Gustave Courbet, paints the paunchy figure of his master on the beach.

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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