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TSA worker absences jump as paycheck goes away amid shutdown

Though TSA workers are furloughed, they’re still required to come to work without pay.

EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

Nominee Andrew Wheeler drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing to lead the EPA on Wednesday over exiguous comments about climate change, and the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator.

There’s been an outpouring of generosity for TSA workers and others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks.

D.C. cardinal apologizes, says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations against his predecessor

D.C. cardinal apologizes, says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations against his predecessor

Why don’t unpaid federal workers walk off the job?

Lawmakers are beginning to float the idea that some sort of coordinated absence by federal workers might be the quickest way to force an end to the shutdown.

Shutdown straining US economy, costing far more than initially projected

The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.

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.