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Rats are everywhere; even on the White House lawn

A Fox News reporter spotted one scurry across his path on Monday while setting up to film a news segment on the White House lawn.

Killings of journalists were up in 2018

A new report identifies 53 journalists worldwide who were killed this year, with 34 specifically killed in retaliation for their work. Both numbers mark an increase on 2017.

US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the United States, urging swift action to p1revent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.

Facebook told users it would keep personal data private, then let tech giants read your messages

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies, like Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify, more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed.

Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel, and the first ride is a bit rough

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the subterranean tube.

Ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed

A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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.