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From the California sky, measuring all that snow

Runoff from the Sierras recharges rivers and reservoirs, allowing crops to be irrigated and drinking glasses to be filled. So the heavy snow is great news for the drought-stricken state.

Federal agency rules Trump’s hotel doesn’t violate lease terms

Federal landlord rules Trump’s Washington hotel doesn’t violate lease terms forbidding benefits to elected officials.

Live updates: Republicans push to pass health care legislation

Republican lawmakers are furiously trying to pass health care legislation through the House.

Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era internet service regulations.

Obama defends health-care law as Republicans ready repeal vote

Former President Obama marked the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act with a defense of the law’s accomplishments.

House intelligence committee chair apologizes to Democrats after disclosure

Representative Devin Nunes publicly defended his decision to openly brief the president on typically secret intercepts.

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.