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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 found

A plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said.

Traffic in Los Angeles was everyone’s worst Thanksgiving travel nightmare

Word to the wise: If you haven’t left yet, you may be in luck. Or at least luckier than the drivers stuck in Los Angeles traffic today.

Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault

Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney are among the women who have publicly said they were among Dr. Larry Nassar’s victims.

BuzzFeed teams with a controversial far-right figure to break Conyers story

BuzzFeed teams with a controversial far-right figure to break Conyers story

Contractor for Puerto Rico power suspends work, citing unpaid bills

Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric company, known as PREPA, is behind in its payments and Whitefish cannot continue fronting the cash needed to hire subcontracted workers, Whitefish said.

Senate releases tax bill text ahead of ‘unusually fast’ vote

The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening.

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.