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Virginia governor: I followed the law in accepting donations

Terry McAuliffe said he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a federal criminal investigation.

Report: Some incorrect prisoner releases due to staff error

Staff error resulted in 152 federal inmates being freed after their correct release dates between 2009 and 2014, including three who spent more than an extra year behind bars, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department watchdog.

For the record

Daily print correction for the newspaper.

Judge decides that a sexual assault case against Cosby can proceed

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania on Tuesday crossed their final hurdle to bring Bill Cosby to trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman whom he once mentored.

Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall.

US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

Attorney General Loretta Lynch cited “the nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.”

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.