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Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state.

Clinton keeps up anti-Trump push; he critiques her speech

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia.

Timeline: The search for Kyzr Willis

‘Zika is now here’: Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the US mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk

The late gay rights leader already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.

6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.

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.