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This school district’s plan to stop shooters: Arming students with a bucket of rocks

One schools superintendent has a novel way to keep his students safe from school shooters: arming them with rocks.

Maryland school shooting victim dies

A teenage girl’s family had said she would be taken off life support after being declared brain dead.

Obesity continues to rise among US adults

Nearly 40 percent of US adults were obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier.

Allies worry about Bolton’s hawkish views

President Trump’s decision to make John Bolton his new national security adviser ricocheted around the globe.

‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach

The young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump had the campaign’s blessing for some of his foreign outreach, documents show.

Support jumps for stricter gun control laws

A new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence.

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.