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Are UFOs real? The Pentagon tried to find out

A secret program run by the Defense Department was hidden by its miniscule budget.

2 airmen and an object that ‘accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen’

Some of an incident involving a possible UFO is captured in a video made public by officials with a Pentagon program that investigated such objects.

N.J. gov.-elect poses next to cutout of Chris Christie on beach

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is getting some pushback for posing for photos next to a cardboard cutout of Gov. Chris Christie lounging on a beach last summer.

Here’s how Trump is trying to undo Obama’s work

A review of executive actions shows how President Trump has systematically attacked his predecessor’s legacy.

Senator’s star shines as nation unites behind her cause

Kirsten Gillibrand has made elevating victims of sexual harassment and assault her defining political focus.


Trump’s greatest mission: erasing Obama’s legacy

Some attempts have failed, but the intensity of the president’s anti-Obama movement has never ebbed.

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.