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Senators demand online ad disclosures as tech lobby mobilizes

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain and two Democratic senators moved on Thursday to force Facebook, Google and other internet companies to disclose who is purchasing online political advertising, after revelations that Russian-linked operatives bought deceptive ads in the runup to the 2016 election with no disclosure required.

The all-too-real perils of backyard chickens

The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases.

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen

An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.

Gold Star families say they want to move past politics

Families who have lost loved ones in combat are asking America’s politicians on both sides of the aisle to stand down.

In the military, trusted officers became alleged assailants in sex crimes

Army officials confirmed that eight other soldiers and civilians trained to deter sex offenses or help victims have been investigated over the past year in connection with sexual assault.

Older couples unable to escape wildfires embrace a last time

Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren.

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.