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House fire kills 5, including 3 children, in NYC

Firefighters arrived four minutes after the blaze was reported, but could do nothing.

Small retailers add emotional punch in bid to kill border tax plan

This lobbying brawl pits many national retail chains against an array of corporate titans.

Bearing witness to executions: last breaths and lasting impressions

Witnesses often enter the death chamber in silence. They almost always leave that way, too.

Cabinet officials seem to back off Trump vow to end order on ‘dreamers’

Trump had promised to terminate an Obama order meant to protect the legal status of children of undocumented immigrants.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

The Ho-Chunk Nation tribe wants to expand its casino into a full-fledged resort that would rival the Stockbridge-Munsee casino.

Trump awards Purple Heart to Afghanistan War veteran

The president allowed news coverage of the medal ceremony, in sharp contrast to the practice of former president Barack Obama.

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.