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Lawyer’s secret tape reveals Trump talking of payments to model

The recording’s existence appears to undercut the Trump campaign’s denial of any knowledge of payments to Karen McDougal

Shine, Trump’s top communicator, was questioned by federal prosecutors

The former co-president of Fox News was ousted from the network in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Governor John Kasich commuted the sentence of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts to life without parole.

17 dead after duck boat sinks in Missouri

The amphibious boat overturned in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., as winds exceeded 60 miles per hour.

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

The Republican National Committee voted for the East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other finalist.

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Thousands of people were without power from the storms, which hurt at least 17 people and flattened buildings in three cities.

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.