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University of Cincinnati officer indicted in shooting death of driver

A prosecutor said the University of Cincinnati officer “purposely killed him” and “should never have been a police officer.”

Senate confirms Dunford to head Joint Chiefs

Marine General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 59, a Boston native who grew up in Quincy, is a widely respected, combat-hardened commander.

Victims’ advocates hope pope looks into Newark archbishop

The archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

House backs funds for highway aid, veterans health care

The Senate plans to take up the House bill before a midnight Friday deadline.

GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

With a showdown Senate vote planned for early next week, Democrats stepped up their defense of the beleaguered organization.

Arctic drilling foes dangle from Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Thirteen protesters dangled from the St. Johns Bridge while another 13 remained on the bridge as lookouts.

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.