Obama, Romney are combative in 2d debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney turned a Town Hall conversation with several dozen voters into a combative duel, delivering punches and counterpunches on the economy, taxes, and social issues.

Analysis of the debate

Dante Ramos of the Boston Globe gives his analysis of tonight’s debate.

Kerry rips into Romney before debate

Senator John Kerry sharply criticized Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts before Romney’s debate with President Obama.


Fact checks and analysis

The Globe provided real-time fact checks and analysis during tonight’s presidential debate.

Earthquake felt in Boston area

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Maine about 20 miles west of Portland and was felt as far south as Boston, according to the US Geological Survey.

Federal agents were seen at the offices of New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

Investigators search Framingham pharmacy

Criminal investigators Tuesday visited the facility at the center of the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.

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

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