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Privacy and security concerns at stake in iPhone debate

“We need to construct a balance between police requests for information and legitimate privacy concerns and the need for American companies to innovate,” Ed Markey says

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Edward Markey has been a fervent supporter of privacy rights in Congress. But he reacted to Apple’s new technology with some caution.

Executive immigration action announced on Thursday won’t help Sione da Silva (left).

In Mass., Obama’s order creates fault line for thousands

Some of the 185,000 illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will be helped by Obama’s order, while others still wait.

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Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

Election turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota, and Oregon.

Carl E. Sanders, 89, governor of Georgia, had role in ‘New South’

Carl E. Sanders took stances on race and segregation, earning him a reputation as an early leader of the “New South.”

Biden, Turkey’s leader quiet on result of talks

Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered no indication that the US and Turkey had determined how to deal with IS fighters.

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The week in politics and issues
The candidates for Boston mayor met for a forum last September.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

The candidates for Boston mayor met for a forum last September.

What happened to those who ran for Boston’s mayor

Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go? By Akilah Johnson and Meghan E. Irons

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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The Bush family is back in the news as speculation about 2016 approaches. Match the quote with the Bush family member who said it.

Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson

Akilah has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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