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Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence’

Appearing on ‘‘Fox New Sunday,’’ the retired marine best known for his role in the Iran-contra scandal said, ‘‘You are not going to fix it by taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens.’’

Lava spatter hits Hawaii man and shatters his leg in first known injury from Kilauea volcano

That person, identified only as a homeowner on Noni Farms Road, shattered his leg from his shin to his foot when lava spatter struck him.

Suspect had message for classmates: ‘You will pay’

Authorities said 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis confessed to opening fire at his Texas high school on Friday.

Exchange student, popular teacher among Santa Fe shooting victims

Students had just settled in for art class when gunshots sounded, in rapid succession, and a fire alarm went off.

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting after Georgia graduation

Two women were shot in a parking lot near the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro.

Analysts doubt building changes alone can curb school shootings

“There are too many entrances and too many exits,’’ said Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

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.

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A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.