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Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

A woman who was held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him to bring their dog to an animal hospital — and then slipped a note to a staff member.

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out ‘vog’

Scientists say higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the volcano’s summit in recent days are creating the potential for heavier than usual vog, or volcanic smog.

Gulf Coast prepares as slow-moving Alberto moves northward

Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the storm, expected to bring 5 to 10 inches of rain, or more.

Trump falsely accuses newspaper of creating source supplied by White House

President Trump on Saturday falsely accused The New York Times of using an unnamed source.


Democrats struggle to forge unifying midterm message

Democrats roll out a new message amid worrisome signs Republicans are making gains in the November midterms.


As Trump’s war on investigators grows, critics say stakes are high

For more than a year, the president has been battling law enforcement agencies that answer to him.

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.