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Republican nominee Donald Trump gestures during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RichardsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican peso strengthens in sign Trump lost ground during debate

The Mexican peso rebounded from a record low, a sign investors may perceive Hillary Clinton outperformed Donald Trump on Monday.

TOPSHOT - Republican nominee Donald Trump looks on after the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Trump accuses Clinton of being secretly given debate questions

Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of “inappropriately” receiving the debate questions.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a bill signing ceremony at the Statehouse, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Baker calls Trump hedging on accepting election results ‘irresponsible’

The Republican governor offered restrained criticism of his party’s presidential nominee.

It wouldn’t be a debate night without a puppet show, thanks to Stephen Colbert

There’s nothing like hearing “no, you’re the puppet!” from actual sock puppets instead of the presidential nominees.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton smiles after the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

JOAN VENNOCHI

Trump is the nasty one

His sense of male entitlement is clear, whether he’s bragging about grabbing female genitals or on a stage with his presidential rival.

Donald Trump during the final presidential debate at the University of Las Vegas  Oct. 19.

Michael A. Cohen

Donald Trump undermines the legitimacy of our democracy

The endurance of our democratic system relies on political leaders accepting the results of a presidential election, even if things don’t go their way.

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump is seen in a video screengrab as he apologizes for lewd comments he made about women during a statement recorded by his presidential campaign and released via social media after midnight October 8, 2016. Donald J. Trump via Reuters/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

OPINION | Shulamit Reinharz

The White House and the locker room

Donald Trump seems to be living by the wrongheaded 1950s ethos of “boys will be boys.”

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool

Trump won’t commit to accepting election results

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

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

News Analysis

A promising start for Donald Trump, then more of same

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

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump says we need to get ‘bad hombres’ out of the country

Donald Trump blamed some ‘‘bad hombres here’’ for drug epidemics around the country, and promised ‘‘we’re going to get ‘em out.’’

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump still thinks he should have gotten that Emmy

Clinton said that Trump chided the Emmy Awards when he didn’t win. Trump interjected, ‘‘Should have gotten it.’’

Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton a ‘nasty woman’ during debate

Donald Trump said during the final debate that Hillary Clinton is ‘‘such a nasty woman,’’ and people across the US took notice.

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool

Analysis

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.

Dan Wasserman

Live-sketching the final debate

Dan Wasserman sketched the final presidential debate of 2016.

Watch live: The final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the debate stage Wednesday night for one final prime-time showdown.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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.

Wednesday is the final time this campaign we get to force both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stand on a stage and answer questions before Election Day.

The awkward questions both candidates have managed to dodge

Wednesday is the final time this campaign we get to force both candidates to stand on a stage and answer questions before Election Day.

“More and more, I believe there is a chance we can win back the House,” said Reprepsentative Jim McGovern of Worcester.

Mass. US House members could get their clout back after this election

Optimism reigns among the Bay State’s nine US House members, whose clout has pretty much evaporated since Republicans won control.

‘Put on your big-boy pants,’ Elizabeth Warren tells Donald Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t hold back in her criticisms of Trump and his election-rigging claims.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Melania Trump shake hands before Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton begin their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A debate tradition broken: Bill Clinton, Melania Trump won’t shake hands

This intensely antagonistic election has shattered a quaint campaign ritual: the handshakes between opposing candidates’ family members before a debate.

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the stage without shaking hands at their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

ground game

Voters might turn off tonight’s debate. That’s good for Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s lead might be large enough that she decides to talk past Donald Trump altogether and directly address the American people.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walked off the stage after the debate.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Donald Trump’s alternative universe

The scary part is that millions of voters have already taken up residence in Trump World.

Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times, according to Vox.

Donald Trump’s interruptions of Hillary Clinton are familiar to women

Consciously or not, experts say, many women adapt their behavior to anticipate interruptions from men.

A Saints fan holds a sign referencing the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which happened during the same time as this NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The Falcons won 45-32. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Which got more viewers — the debate or the 2015 Patriots Super Bowl?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton didn’t draw the kind of numbers that Tom Brady and Russell Wilson did. Not even close.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the debate.

At nearly 84 million viewers, debate may be the most-watched ever

Early figures from Nielsen puts the clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on track for the biggest audience since televised debates began.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spoke at their first presidential debate.

Donald Trump says Miss Universe gained ‘a massive amount of weight’

Donald Trump was responding to Hillary Clinton’s accusation that he called a former Miss Universe “Miss Piggy.”

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands at the end of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. Picture taken September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A reminder for the election season: Don’t call 911 over the candidates

Police departments across the country reminded voters to be safe and not to abuse the 911 system during these political times.

Donald Trump spoke as Hillary Clinton gestured on during the first presidential debate.

Why is #TrumpWon trending on Twitter?

Although many pundits declared Hillary Clinton the winner last night, the hashtag #TrumpWon took off on Twitter this morning. Why?

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, with his wife Melania, talks to reporters in the spin room after his first debate against Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Was Donald Trump sniffling or not during the debate?

Trump denied there was any sniffling, reiterating that he thought the microphone was defective.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump leave the stage after the first debate at Hofstra University Monday.

Michael A. Cohen

Hillary Clinton got under Donald Trump’s skin

In every way, Clinton out-classed, out-smarted, and out-worked Trump during the debate.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points toward Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate Monday.

SCOT LEHIGH

Only one person on that stage was presidential

You couldn’t watch the debate and come away thinking that Donald Trump was a passably knowledgeable candidate.

TV screens show the live broadcast of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the U.S. presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Hong Hae-in/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: The world reacts to first US presidential debate

From China to Australia, denizens of the globe shared their takes on Monday’s debate.

NATO allies are likely giving a thumbs-up to comments Donald Trump made during Monday’s debate.

European allies relieved after Donald Trump shifts stance on NATO

Trump seemed to back away from comments he made in July that suggested the US might not come to the defense of nations in the defense bloc.

Donald Trump wondered if he was deliberately given a defective microphone at Monday’s debate. “They gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that?” he said afterward.

Donald Trump claims debate microphone was ‘defective’

After the debate, Trump wondered if the problem was deliberate.

Donald Trump reacted during Monday’s debate.

Would a Donald Trump presidency hurt debt in emerging markets?

If Trump wins, it would weigh on global trade, say investment observers.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shook hands Monday.

James Pindell | Analysis

Donald Trump didn’t lose the debate. Hillary Clinton won it

All Trump did was utter the same lines he gives to his partisan audiences at rallies.

Donald Trump sniffled very loudly throughout much of the debate Monday, eliciting a slew of comments and jokes.

Donald Trump has a cold. Or at least the sniffles.

The Republican nominee sniffled very loudly throughout much of the debate Monday, eliciting a slew of comments and jokes.

Donald Trump (left) and Hillary Clinton shook hands after Monday’s debate.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Memorable moments from the presidential debate

There were a number of well-turned phrases — even a few that stood up to Lloyd Bentsen’s “You’re no Jack Kennedy.”

Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters after Monday’s debate.

ERIC FEHRNSTROM

Hillary Clinton not good enough to stop her slide

Clinton’s campaign is rapidly losing altitude, a fact that her supporters and the press can no longer deny.

Howard Dean has a theory about Donald Trump’s sniffles

“Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?” the former Vermont governor and one-time presidential contender tweeted.

Donald Trump spoke with the media after Monday’s debate.

EDITORIAL

A valuable check on a shallow candidate

Does anyone really think Donald Trump looked like a credible president of the United States at Monday’s debate?

NBC News anchor Lester Holt moderated Monday’s presidential debate.

For moderator Lester Holt, too, the debate was a test

The NBC News anchor was in the spotlight almost as much as the candidates.

The Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville was one of several establishments with politics on the menu.

Lines were out the door for this debate watch party in Somerville

This wasn’t your typical bar scene. Across the Boston area, crowds gathered to imbibe and watch the first presidential debate.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred during Monday’s debate.

Fact checking the presidential debate

See the claims made during the presidential debate and how they stack up with the facts.

A woman holds a Presidential debate ticket with the name

Hillary Clinton’s name is misspelled on the ticket for tonight’s debate

Members of the audience arrived Monday night to find at least one major detail that went awry: the spelling of Hillary Clinton’s name.

Keep score with James Pindell on Facebook Live

While the candidates compete, Globe political reporter James Pindell is keeping tabs on which one comes out on top.

 HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt. (Photo by Rick Wilking - Pool/Getty Images)

Clinton, Trump throw punches but fail to get a knockout

Speaking to each other with undisguised disdain, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sharply disagreed on a number of issues.

Lester Holt will moderate the first presidential debate on Monday night.

So why are presidential debates moderated by journalists, anyway?

“I think we should have a debate with no moderators — just Hillary and I sitting there, talking,” Donald Trump mused recently.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

Jill Stein says she was forced to leave debate site

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she was escorted off the Hofstra University campus on Monday afternoon.

Live video: Watch the first presidential debate

Watch the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live.