N.H.?s Maggie Hassan to return lawyers? donations

The US Senate candidate will return $51,000 after the Globe reported a Boston law firm reimbursed partners for political contributions.

Richard Balest?s first vote for president was cast for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He?s been voting Democratic ever since.

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Bringing a century of perspective to voting

Richard Balest cast his 20th ballot for president ? and his first for a female nominee.

// Campaigns turn focus to e-mail controversy

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spun dueling narratives Sunday about the FBI?s proclamation.

// Critics say these efforts constitute ballot box discrimination

Nearly 150 years after African-Americans gained the right to vote, voting controversies persist.

// Outside money flows for Mass. ballot items

Spending on Mass. ballot-question campaigns will eclipse the record-breaking $30.2 million spent in 2014.

Deal near to combine GE?s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes

The merger would be worth about $30 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Hope Coleman grieved for her 31-year-old son, Terrence Coleman, who was fatally shot by Boston police early Sunday.

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Family disputes police account in killing of South End man

Terrence Coleman attacked EMT workers before he was shot, police said, but his mom said that?s a lie.

Police say drunk driver ran down 3 in Salem

The Witch City?s streets were filled with revelers on the eve of Halloween.

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The future of Cambridge is in solar energy?and a 3,000-year-old concept

Paul Lyons moved from Mexico to Cambridge 20 years ago, bringing his expertise in solar energy and the ancient belief that to preserve a place is to preserve its people.

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Workers started demolishing the Weston toll booths on Saturday.

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It begins today: The chaos on the Mass. Pike

Expect delays through Nov. 22 as the state tears down the old toll plazas.

Patriots 41, Bills 25

Ben Volin | On football

// Rob Gronkowski is in a league of his own

The Patriots tight end grabbed the franchise record for touchdowns on Sunday.

Gary Washburn

// Patriots don?t stop to crow about their methodical victory

Though it was hardly their best effort, the Patriots were efficient enough to take any suspense out of this game by halftime.

Patriots 41, Bills 25

// Patriots had Tom Brady this time, so it?s a much different outcome

Brady threw four touchdowns passes as the Patriots avenged the Week 4 shutout loss.

Adrian Walker

// ?Yes,? at last, on Question 5

A property tax increase to raise money for housing, open space, and historic preservation is a hike worth supporting in Boston.

World Series Game 5: Cubs 3, Indians 2


// On the biggest stage, Jon Lester proves his worth

Lester, the $155 million ace the Red Sox were too smart to sign, earned every penny of his haul Sunday.


// Thanks to Lester and Aroldis Chapman, Cubs stay alive

Chapman pitched 2? innings for the save as the Cubs warded off elimination for another day.

Ross Mytton, an employee of the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab, worked in a conference room at the Harvard Business School iLab.

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When there?s no credit history, some lenders use Boston firm?s character tests

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab looks at traits such as honesty, optimism, memory, and conscientiousness.

A math teacher worked with fifth-grader Gabrielle French at Bridge Boston Charter School.

Many charter schools lag in enrolling students lacking English fluency

One of the widest enrollment disparities exists in Boston, a Globe review found.


// The tragedy that Boston forgot

One hundred years ago, Boston witnessed a horrific trolley accident that killed 46 people. Although it was dubbed the ?worst tragedy in the history of the city? at the time, it has now been all but forgotten.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

// The fatal expense of American imperialism

The US is getting the choice between war and peace profoundly wrong, squandering vast sums of money and undermining national security.

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.

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Fall in the northern hemisphere showed vibrant colors around the globe.