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President tests clout with base in Alabama race

The Senate contest between Luther Strange and Roy Moore is a major test of the president’s power to sway the party’s conservative base.

Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry

The president agitated the most powerful sports league in North America and perhaps the most popular athlete in American team sports

After Maria, humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

An imperiled dam in northwest Puerto Rico was cracked but had not burst by Saturday.

Equifax was driven to collect as much personal data as possible and sell it

The company was making good money compiling credit reports on Americans. But Wall Street wanted stronger growth.

McCain to oppose GOP health bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort

The Republican senator said he “cannot in good conscience” approve the legislation.

Deaf man’s family calls for Oklahoma City officer’s arrest

Magdiel Sanchez’s family also is calling for independent state and federal investigations into the shooting.

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.