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Trump’s charity not certified in New York

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s charitable foundation — which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family — has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public, according to the state attorney general’s office.

New Jersey train crash causes chaos, destruction

The crash occurred around 8:45 a.m., when a commuter train traveling at a high rate of speed barreled through the barriers meant to stop it.

Neighbors say engineer in deadly train crash loves his work

Thomas Gallagher, a married father of teenage daughters, has worked for New Jersey Transit for 29 years.

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

Creepy clowns are everywhere, and real clowns aren’t laughing

Turns out that people with a lot of face makeup and bizarre, billowy hair aren’t just frightening America from behind debate podiums.

Caregiver in ‘baby fight club’ gets 33 months in jail

A former Virginia child care worker convicted on child cruelty charges in what prosecutors described as a “baby fight club” has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

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.