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Senate heads toward a health care vote Tuesday

Senators have yet to be told the details of the legislation they will be debating.

1 dead, 2 missing amid flooding in West Virginia, Kentucky

In West Virginia, a van rolled into a stream that flows into Wheeling Creek with two people inside. One body was recovered.

Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.

21 cars of coal train derail in San Antonio

Intense heat may have played a role in the accident, as temperatures reached 100 degrees in the city.

Democrats embrace a populist pitch in rebranding move

‘‘Too many Americans don’t know what we stand for,’’ said Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

House rejects plan to fix VA’s budget gap after veterans’ objections

A bill would have allowed the department to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a shortfall in its private-sector care plan.

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.