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New Balance’s voice heard on tariffs

The Pacific trade pact is likely to include a gradual phaseout of tariffs on imported sneakers, protecting jobs held by New Balance workers.

2,500 cars abandoned in Houston as floods paralyze city

The search continues for at least 13 people who were still missing, including a group who disappeared after a vacation home was swept down a river.

For some, spelling bee runs in the family

This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee is stacked with contestants who have watched older brothers or sisters compete.

Cleveland police accept use of force limits in deal with feds

The department also will accept close oversight to make sure the rules are not ignored, city and federal officials said.

Amtrak to equip locomotives with long-sought cameras

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers.

Appeals court denies bid to let immigration plan begin

The Obama administration seeks to grant protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of immigrants here illegally.

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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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Health & wellness

Why we’re healthier in the summer, sicker in the winter

Almost a quarter of our genes, including those that regulate the immune system, shift with the seasons, according to a study in Nature Communications.

Gay marriage in the US

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// How same-sex marriage laws evolved

In the early 1970s, there were zero states banning or allowing same-sex marriage, and no states offered civil unions or domestic partnerships.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.