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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

President Trump said Wednesday the Republicans’ last-resort “Obamacare” repeal effort remains two or three votes short.

Melania Trump condemns bullying - and raises some eyebrows - in her first UN speech

Melania Trump condemns bullying - and raises some eyebrows - in her first UN speech

At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes

At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes

South Carolina 5th-Graders Are Asked to Explain KKK’s Thinking

“You are a member of the KKK,” the fifth-grade homework assignment read.

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.