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Supreme Court to examine whether unanimous juries are required for criminal convictions

As they began shaping their docket for the term that starts in October, the justices accepted a case from Louisiana that asks whether the Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts for serious criminal convictions.

‘May we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength,’ George W. Bush says

Former President George W. Bush made a rare public appearance on Monday, when he greeted new US citizens and described immigration as ‘‘a blessing and a strength,’’ a message that sharply contrasts with President Trump’s rhetoric on the issue.

Supreme Court will hear case of Washington-area sniper

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Lee Malvo, the younger of the two men who terrorized the Washington region with sniper shootings in the fall of 2002, may challenge his sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system that let him get away with it for so long.

A raised middle finger is protected free speech, Appeals Court rules

A raised middle finger is a form of free speech, a court has ruled, allowing a lawsuit by a driver who made the vulgar gesture at a police officer.

Emerging online threats changing Homeland Security’s role

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat terrorism, but its mission is shifting to also confront emerging online threats.

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.


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