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5 Things to Know Today, Wednesday, Oct. 17

Here's Five Things.

Dalai Lama Visits Medford: On a normal day, if you walk along the triple deckers lining Washington Street and Magoun Avenue not much will stand out from any other Medford neighborhood. Tuesday was no normal day. There were decorated dancers in the street, a market set up on Washington Street and a giant white tent stretched across four backyards. All for a visit from the Dalai Lama.

Weather: Sunny skies with highs in the low 60s are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.

Warren Out-Fundraises Brown in Third Quarter by Several Million: U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced Monday it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, out-raising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by about $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand.  About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said.

PHOTO CONTEST: Pet Halloween Costumes: Do you dress your pet for Halloween? Enter a photo in this contest.

Where to Get a Breast Exam Near Medford: One in a series of articles for breast cancer awareness month.

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