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Gas plant explosion in Central China kills at least 10

An explosion at a gas plant in central China has killed at least 10 people and seriously injured others, authorities said Saturday. Five people were missing.

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Ricardo Rosselló, the telegenic 40-year-old son of a former governor, has dropped his normally intense rhythm of public appearances and gone into relatively long periods of near-media silence, intensifying questions about his future.

Standoff on Hawaii mountain is about more than a telescope

The telescope fight encapsulates critical issues to Native Hawaiians: the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, clashes over land and water rights, frustration over tourism, attempts to curb development, and questions about how the islands should be governed.

Temperatures soar as heat wave stretches from Texas to Maine

Events were canceled and officials opened shelters as localities throughout the eastern half of the country contended with high temperatures and high humidity.

Critics challenge Tenn. law blocking Internet-ordained ministers from solemnizing weddings

Critics say the law restricts citizens’ ability to personalize marriage ceremonies that are unconventional.

Where Roe v. Wade has the biggest effect

Roe upholds abortion in very different ways around the country. Without it, the fallout would be highly uneven, according to new research.

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.