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Girl Scouts offer 23 new badges focused on STEM

It’s the largest addition of new badges in a decade for Girl Scouts of the USA.

With new rules, Justice Dept. vows sanctuary cities will pay a penalty

The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday.

Will Jeff Sessions keep his job? ‘We’ll see what happens,’ Trump says

“I am disappointed in the attorney general, he should not have recused himself,” President Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

SeaWorld’s last orca calf born in captivity has died

SeaWorld’s last orca calf born in captivity has died

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS

A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group.

Coast Guard agrees to partial opening of Potomac near Trump golf course

Coast Guard agrees to partial opening of Potomac near Trump golf course

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.