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Lawyer paints picture of Shkreli as ‘strange’ as fraud trial opens

Prosecutor G. Karthik Srinivasan said in his opening argument that Martin Shkreli had convinced investors that “he was a Wall Street genius.”

Appeals court ruling opens door to Ohio resuming executions

Ohio moved a step closer to resuming executions as a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the state’s favor in a case over its lethal injection process.

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter’s faith healing death

The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.

Florida woman says she choked dog after it bit her hand

A Florida woman told sheriff’s deputies she killed her 12-year-old Chihuahua because she was tired of the dog biting her.

Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to Supreme Court

A black Mississippi citizen is arguing that the flag is a symbol of white supremacy that harms him and his daughter.

Tillerson tightens limits on filling State Department jobs

Rex Tillerson is clamping down further on hiring as part of his push to overhaul the U.S. State Department, in a move likely to exacerbate concerns that a large number of unfilled jobs is diminishing his agency’s role in shaping foreign policy.

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.