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Elizabeth Warren tackling race issues on road to potential presidential run

The senator is taking on the issue of race directly, highlighting ties to black leaders and emphasizing her work on legislation that would probably appeal to black Democrats.

Report rips costly decisions in 2016 California wildfire fight

A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a fire in California’s Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in US history.

Interior secretary resigns under cloud of ethics inquiries

Ryan Zinke was a key figure in President Trump’s sweeping plan to reshape the nation’s environmental framework.

Democrats see ‘5-alarm fire’ over health law

The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down all of the Affordable Care Act has thrust the volatile debate over health care onto center stage in a newly divided capital.

National Park Service now owns the home where Martin Luther King Jr. was born

Concerns had emerged about the maintenance of the home. Now it’s new owner hopes to repair and preserve King’s birthplace.

News Analysis

As Trump prepares for his holiday respite in Florida, he is more isolated than ever

At a time when he will need all the strength, wisdom, firepower, and support around him, Donald Trump presides over a White House that is thinning out, not beefing up.

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.