Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

This artist’s rendering shows the newly discovered solar system, surrounded by at least five earth-sized planets

Tiago Campante and Peter Devine

A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby.

Drone operator had been drinking before crash

The drone that landed on the White House grounds is being described as the drunken misadventure of a government employee.

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Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

A prosecutor is expected to ask a judge to vacate the arrests and convictions of the men known as the Friendship Nine.

Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

The 20-year-old man, who was 13 when he was molested, told jurors he secretly taped the Scout leader making a partial confession.

Georgia man executed for killing fellow inmate

Warren Lee Hill was put to death by injection of a single drug Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson.

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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.

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Governor Charlie Baker appeared with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito at a news conference at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency office Monday in Framingham.

Charlie Baker pulls first storm duty

Governor Charlie Baker, in his debut as the public face of a weather crisis, chose to cast a more formal image than some of his predecessors.

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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