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8 found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas

Twenty people are in extremely critical or serious condition. Police say the truck was transporting people across the border.

How do you memorialize fallen in a war without end?

Efforts to recognize Americans killed in the war on terror are bumping into a law against building a memorial on the National Mall until after a war is over.


Health insurance markets show gains

A Standard & Poor’s analyst expects the exchanges on average to break even in 2017.

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Daily print correction for the newspaper.

Congress reaches deal on Russia sanctions, creating bleak choice for Trump

The president’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman won’t be forced to testify publicly about their meeting with a Russian agent in June 2016.

Trump says he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

The president also came to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just days after expressing regret about appointing him.

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.

Gay marriage in the US

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// Timeline of gay marriage in US

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.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

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