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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Biden laid out next steps in the U.S. vaccination effort as employer mandates and booster shots support a fading campaign to get more people inoculated.

President Biden to visit Connecticut Friday to promote child care agenda

President Biden is expected to visit Connecticut Friday, making stops in Hartford and the University of Connecticut to discuss his Build Back Better Agenda.

The candidates greeted each other Wednesday before their first televised debate. The election is less than three weeks away.

With Michelle Wu ahead in Boston mayoral polls, a scrappier side of Annissa Essaibi George emerges

City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George’s sharpened line of attack is a strategy her good friend, former mayor Martin J. Walsh, also once used — to success in his own 2013 mayoral campaign.

Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu

Both Boston mayoral candidates want ‘transit equity.’ Here’s where they differ on how to achieve it

Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George both acknowledge Boston's transit systems face several different issues. But they differ on how to address them. The contrasts were enough for a slate of heavy-hitting transit advocates to endorse Wu at a news conference on Wednesday.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu at a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in July in Loudon, N.H.

Sununu blasts fellow N.H. Republicans after they reject $27m in federal vaccine funds

The federal funding would have boosted the state’s vaccination effort against the coronavirus.

Still from Mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George’s “A New Boston” campaign ad.

Fresh off debate, Annissa Essaibi George launches new ads in final weeks of Boston mayoral race

Landing less than three weeks before the election, the two commercials highlight Essaibi George’s work as a teacher and seek to cast her as a pragmatic alternative to rival City Councilor Michelle Wu.

Michelle Wu, left, and Annissa Essaibi George met during a Boston mayoral debate Wednesday night.

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Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu square off in Boston mayoral debate

Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George tangled Wednesday night over schools, housing, and the city’s opioid crisis during the first televised debate since the preliminary election narrowed the field to the two councilors last month.

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Councilors Michelle Wu (left) and Annissa Essaibi George.

Scorecard: Grading the debate performances of Boston mayoral candidates

Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu faced off in the first debate of the mayoral general election on Wednesday — and a lot was at stake with less than three weeks until Election Day.

Michelle Wu, left, and Annissa Essaibi George met during a Boston mayoral debate on Wednesday night.

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Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George square off in first post-preliminary debate

Tonight's debate was a potentially pivotal opportunity for Annissa Essaibi George to make up ground on the race's front-runner, Michelle Wu.