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Everyone wants to kill generic drug loophole — except drug makers and some GOP leaders

The pharmaceutical industry is successfully fighting back efforts to end a loophole that costs taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars a year.

Austin police say they are dealing with a serial bomber

Fear escalated across Austin after the fourth bombing this month — this time, triggered by a tripwire.

4 people injured when trains collide, derail in Kentucky

Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring 4 people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate.

The Latest: Another explosion reported in bomb-wary Austin

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Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

The company routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.

Another explosion — this one activated by tripwire — injures 2 in Austin

Police say the device, which injured two people pushing or riding bicycles, showed “a different level of skill” than the package bombs used in the three prior attacks.

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.