This mom battled for her son, and she paid a price

Christine McSherry greeted her 20-year-old son, Jett, at his Bridgewater State University dorm.

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The personal toll Christine McSherry suffered in campaigning for the approval of a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy was not minimal.

// 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.

// A reading list for the first presidential debate

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

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Opinion | Robert L. Turner

A lesson for Hillary Clinton from Mike Dukakis

Even if Clinton performs well, she could lose. And the model comes from our own political history.

HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Workers make adjustments to the set for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to debate Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday evening. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Gennifer Flowers won?t attend debate, Trump campaign says

Donald Trump?s campaign manager said Flowers has not been invited, despite Trump?s suggestion that he might do so.

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// Hey, Hillary, here?s some predebate advice

It?s simple: Be perfect. All you have to do is everything right.

Man killed during police-involved shooting in Claremont, N.H.

Authorities identified the man killed as Cody Lafont of Claremont, but they released few other details.

Police worked at the crime scene early Sunday.

Seven people stabbed in Boston?s Theater District

One victim was in critical condition after the incident, which occurred around 2:15 a.m., and authorities have a suspect.

Three adults and one child die in Greenfield fire

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire at a single-family home in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield.

Sep 25, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (52) delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

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Red Sox tie strikeout record, extend unbeaten streak to 11 in win over Rays

The Sox struck out 21 in nine innings, tying a major league record.

// Protest goes peacefully outside Panthers game

Protesters were at the game between the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, but the contest occurred without interruption.

// Motive in Washington mall shooting remains unclear

Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash., is accused of gunning down five people Friday in a mall north of Seattle.


// When neighborhood associations hold outsize influence

Boston has afforded neighborhood associations too much influence in run-of-the-mill permitting and zoning decisions.

In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

Despite growing concerns about Susan Zopatti?s behavior, the chief left her in charge of the evidence room.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins reacts during the game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in a boating accident

He and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.



Theo Epstein knows how to beat a curse. Can he do it with the Cubs?

The former Red Sox general manager says this year?s Cubs team reminds him of that historic 2004 Boston squad.

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// Kevin Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to Chase?s Round of 12

The 2014 Sprint Cup champion was among nine Chase drivers who finished among the Top 10 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


// Two quarterbacks, two injuries, and a Patriots waiting game

Bill Belichick is tight-lipped about the status of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett for Week 4.


// A day in the life of Julian Edelman

Practice on the field for 2 1/2 hours. Run 5,800 yards. Spend hours sitting in meetings...that?s all in a day?s work for the New England Patriots wide receiver.


// Keith Closs shares his failures so others can avoid them

The former NBA and Central Connecticut big man couldn?t handle the fame and wealth.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades ? and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.