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Gun-rights activists protest Obama Oregon visit

President Obama is in Oregon to meet with families of victims of last week’s deadly college shooting.

One dead in Texas university shooting, two detained

One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student-housing complex.

US ending $500 million Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels

The beleaguered program failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State.

1 killed, 3 injured in Northern Arizona University shooting

An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday.

$6.5m deal reached in S.C. shooting case

City officials in South Carolina approved a settlement with the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white officer.

In wake of Oregon shooting, Obama weighs executive action

President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress to impose new background-check requirements.

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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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.