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All eyes are on Jupiter

As NASA’s Juno spacecraft closes in for its July 4 arrival at Jupiter, many other eyes are also staring at the solar system’s largest planet.

Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

Brad Treat was knocked off his bike after he and another rider apparently surprised the bear while riding along a Flathead National Forest Trail.

A voyeur tells stories of his motel, and Gay Talese feels duped

The legendary writer overlooked a key fact in his latest book.

Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in military

Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

For Clinton, tiny fundraisers equal big campaign money

A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at the Pritzker family home in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall.

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

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.