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Alabama inmate coughs, heaves, during execution by injection

Thirteen minutes into his execution by injection, an Alabama inmate heaved and coughed and appeared to move during tests meant to determine consciousness.

Telltale tail shows dinosaur feathers in ‘exquisite detail’

This was not the first time that paleontologists examined feathers trapped in Cretaceous amber.

Oakland warehouse missing from fire-inspection records, AP says

The fire department and Mayor Libby Schaaf each said Thursday they could not yet say when — or if — a fire inspector examined the warehouse.

Trump’s war on citizens via Twitter

This is what happens when Trump targets a private citizen who publicly challenges him.

Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest US outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.

Attorney: Dylann Roof’s mom had heart attack during trial

Dylann Roof’s mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man’s attorney said in court documents Thursday.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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

Gay marriage in the US

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// Timeline of gay marriage in US

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.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

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