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Aly Raisman, sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar joined hands on stage to be honored at the ESPYs.

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it’s beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally.

Confusion lingers on Trump, Russia

His toughness with Vladimir Putin in question, President Trump declared he had told the Russian leader face to face to stay out of America’s elections “and that’s the way it’s going to be.”

6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

Massachusetts was among the group who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in federal immigration enforcement if they want anticrime funds.

Political Notebook

Trump says Air Force One to get red, white, and blue makeover

President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.

Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

The initiative, which could appear on a future ballot if the court ultimately rules in its favor, seeks to divide the state into Northern California, California, and Southern California.

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.