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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, causes panic, injuries

A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.

3 arrested after drone drops cellphone, drugs to prison yard

Michigan prison officials say three people have been arrested after trying to use a drone to smuggle a cellphone and drugs into a prison.

Political Notebook

Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

A leading US hospital pulled its annual fund-raiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday, reversing course after initially resisting pressure from health professionals and others.

Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it was reviewing security measures after a suspected car thief drove onto the sprawling complex during a police chase and climbed to the top of a loading crane, dangling over edges and stripping naked before falling to his death.

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.