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University of Cincinnati officer indicted in shooting death of driver

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a driver this month in a traffic stop that a prosecutor called totally unwarranted and “senseless.”

Senate confirms Dunford to head Joint Chiefs

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark archbishop

Priests, nuns, and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

House votes to provide money for highways, transit

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues.

GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

Senate Republicans pressed their fight Wednesday to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator highlighted the long odds they face to prevail.

Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Environmental activists rappelled off Portland’s tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city.

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.