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Biden says if he’d run for president he could have won

Former vice president Joe Biden says that if he had run for president in 2016 he could have won.


Trump supporters blame anyone but president for bill’s failure

They blame the establishment. They blame the Democrats. They blame the media.

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Why Republicans were in such a hurry on health care

Only by rushing to reshape a full sixth of the American economy would Republicans be able to use health care to pave the way for the rest of their agenda.

Ryan, House’s arm-twister, is bruised by health defeat

Less than 18 months after being elected speaker, Paul Ryan has emerged from the defeat of the health care bill badly damaged, retaining a grip on the job but left to confront the realities of his failure — imperiling the odd-couple partnership with Trump that was supposed to sustain a new era of conservative government under unified Republican rule.

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump’s D.C. neighbors

Residents of the posh neighborhood say the family doesn’t make for very good neighbors.

Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail’s future

The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City’s notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down.

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.