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Questions arise about California doctor’s response to Prince

Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince’s home with a drug?

FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under the new rules.

When Can Fetuses Feel Pain? Utah Abortion Law and Doctors Are at Odds

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting later this month, women in Utah seeking an abortion 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy will first have to be given anesthesia or painkillers — drugs that are intended not for them, but for the fetus.

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages from inquiry

Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11.

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

Obama tells Flint residents: ‘I’ve got your back’

Sipping filtered city water to show it’s again drinkable, President Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Mich., is safe to use.

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.