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Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS Can’t Return Home, Pompeo Says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that a woman born in the United States who joined the Islamic State four years ago did not qualify for citizenship and had no legal basis to return to the country.

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed “Big Booty” and “Big Boobie” — after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded action following repeated complaints from parents and a former coach to school and district officials.

Missouri official investigates day care ‘fight club’ claims

Missouri’s attorney general is launching his own investigation of a St. Louis day care center where two workers were accused of facilitating a “fight club” among small children, his office said Wednesday.

Self-proclaimed white nationalist planned mass terror attack, government says

The suspect, a Coast Guard lieutenant, called for ‘‘focused violence’’ to ‘‘establish a white homeland’’ and dreamed of ways to ‘‘kill almost every last person on earth,’’ according to court records filed in US District Court in Maryland.

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property

Collins says she would back vote against Trump’s order

Susan Collins becomes the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure.Susan Collins becomes the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure.

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.