Trump won?t commit to accepting election

Donald Trump said he?d ?look at it at the time? when asked if he would accept the results of the election.

Top moments from the presidental debate

// Fact checking the final presidential debate

Here are the candidates? statements made during Wednesday?s debate, and how they stack up to the facts.


// Surprise! This was a real debate.

The dialogue focused on a range of issues and showed how the candidates have basic differences on some topics.


// Trump and Clinton both wrong on rule of law

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton missed the most important quality of the Supreme Court.


// Donald Trump destroys himself

Hillary Clinton didn?t beat Donald Trump in the final debate. Donald Trump destroyed Donald Trump.

Pundits agree Trump lost, but don?t say Clinton won

Most pundits agree: Clinton may not have won new voters, but Trump failed to save his flailing candidacy

critic?s notebook

// In the middle of the fray, Wallace was firmly in control

The moderator from Fox News had a very good night Wednesday.

News Analysis

// A promising start for Donald Trump, then more of same

Donald Trump fell back into a habit that has tripped him up time and again: making the debate about himself and his controversial views.

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// Russians can?t hack the US election, but they could warp it

Hackers can?t get into our voting machines and outright change results, although they can interfere with the process in other ways.

// N.H. voters used some colorful language to describe the presidential candidates

Respondents to a WMUR/University of New Hampshire survey let loose when asked to describe the presidential candidates.

Yvonne Abraham

// Laughable arguments against legalizing marijuana

A new TV ad from opponents of Question 4 shows a world that is a scary place. But also not a real one.

Janelle Smith arrived with daughter Alorah Miles, 9, at Philbrick Elementary in Roslindale, her school for now.

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A charter success story, dreaming of a sequel

As voters consider a ballot question that would lift Massachusetts? cap on charter schools, parents like Janelle Smith see an opportunity.

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi, right, faces reporters as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, left, looks on during the unveiling of a Democratic state budget proposal at the Statehouse in Boston, Monday, April 10, 2006. House Democratic lawmakers presented the $25.27 billion budget proposal Monday that represents a 5.7 percent increase over current spending and sets aside $200 million for a new health care plan. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Library Tag 06232006 Metro


Among state lawmakers, compassionate release of inmates is divisive issue

A program for compassionate release of state inmates who are elderly and severely ill has stalled because of politics.

// City Council to take up Airbnb regulations

Residents have expressed anger because hosts can disrupt a neighborhood by introducing revolving visitors.

// His mother was executed as a Russian spy. Now he?s seeking her exoneration

Michael and Robert Meeropol are citing new evidence that Ethel Rosenberg did not seek to pass evidence to the Soviets in sensational Cold War case.

// Iconic Citgo sign in Kenmore Square may be protected

A draft report by the Boston Landmarks Commission would restrict any new owner?s ability to make drastic changes to the shape or views of the iconic sign.

?Hamilton?s America? filmed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.

Joan Marcus

Television Review

?Hamilton?s America? goes behind the scenes of a musical blockbuster

A PBS documentary offers glimpses into creative process of Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of ?Hamilton.??

// Boston rents still rising, just not as steeply

Rents in Boston are climbing at their slowest rate in more than two years as a surge of new apartments hits the market.

// His online romances were allegedly part of $350,000 scheme

A N.H. man is accused of bilking women he met online as well as other victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Love Letters

// He says ?nothing has changed,? but he?s wrong

Finally, when I asked what was happening, he said, ?I?m not necessarily breaking up with you,? and when I asked him what he meant, he said ?idk.?

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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 Big Picture

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Big Picture

The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.

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