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Trump expected to name Exxon chief as secretary of state

Tillerson has built relationships with such world leaders as Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump’s comments on CIA expose breach with agencies

The president-elect mocked the US intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election on his behalf.

Republicans in Congress prepare obscure tactic to gut Obama regulations

Republicans are readying an onslaught under what’s known as the Congressional Review Act to cast aside a raft of Obama administration edicts.

Alt-right makeover masks the symbols of hate

America’s nationalists are undergoing a rebranding, as part of the so-called alt-right, a grab bag of far-right causes.

Congress sends bill to Obama on civil rights-era killings

It would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases.

As 114th Congress limped to a close, uncertainty is ahead

The question in the next Congress will be whether Donald Trump prevails on policy positions outside Republican orthodoxy.

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.