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Small pool of rich donors dominates election giving

Fewer than 400 families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.

Dry days bring ferocious start to fire season

Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the West, from Southern California to Montana.

Grand jury indicts attorney general

Ken Paxton, the Republican attorney general of Texas, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of securities fraud and of failing to register with the state securities board.

Biden said to be taking new look at 2016 run

The vice president’s entry would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Clinton.

Hawaiian mountaintop becomes battleground between native activists and astronomers

More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are in Hawaii for a conference at a time when plans to install telescopes on two mountain summits has led to a standoff between scientists and cultural and environmental activists.

KEVIN CULLEN

Leading a purposeful life, chosen by challenges

Travis Roy has good genes, the passion and idealism of his great-grandfather, the unassuming wisdom of his great-grandmother.

JFK: 50 Years Later

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A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Gay marriage in the US

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In the early 1970s, there were zero states banning or allowing same-sex marriage. Now it’s legal nationwide, and all bans have been overturned.

Instagram

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A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.