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Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements

Loretta Lynch testified during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation.

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Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday.

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Most Americans support government action on climate change, poll finds

An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University, and the environmental research group Resources for the Future.

No-fly list

A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names.

Poll finds most in US back government action on climate

A majority of the public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming.

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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, and no states offered civil unions or domestic partnerships.

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