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Democrats’ retreat on shutdown puts Dreamers’ fate back in the hands of Republicans

The government shutdown may have ended, but Congress and the White House have only 16 days to work out a complex immigration bill.

Mueller wants to question Trump on Flynn, Comey

Special counsel Robert Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI director James Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.

Florida to seek death penalty for suspect in Tampa serial killings

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old man suspected of randomly killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for several months.

Five bodies recovered from Oklahoma oil rig explosion

Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission.

Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password

Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

One student said the accused shooter, a 15-year-old, “was determined” and “knew what he was doing.”

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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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.


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