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Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who raped an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

FBI says Minn. man used settlement from 2007 bridge collapse to join ISIS

Not long after Mohamed Roble got that money, he traveled to Syria, where he joined the Islamic State and spent the funds on things like cars and weddings.

Donald Trump draws fire for softer line on immigration

Trump was widely criticized Thursday for indicating that he might not deport 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.

DOJ: Vet’s Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.

Georgia man gets 40 years in prison for hot-water attack on gay men

Martin Blackwell threw the scalding water over two gay men sleeping on a mattress, burning them so severely that one was put into an induced coma at the hospital and both required skin grafts.

Ex-UMass president’s bonus in Maryland draws fire

Maryland lawmakers questioned a $75,000 bonus for its university system’s chancellor, who previously led UMass.

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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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.


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