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Federal court says N.Y. ban on nunchucks is unconstitutional

A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem has been deemed unconstitutional.

With ‘good luck’ from Trump, Flynn heads to sentencing

President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors.

Julian Niccolini, face of famed Four Seasons Restaurant, resigns after years of sexual misconduct allegations

Julian Niccolini, 65, was told to resign by Alex von Bidder, a co-owner with whom he had operated the restaurant since the mid-1990s, according to the restaurant.

Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles lawsuit

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website.

Mass. ‘not immune’ to ripple effect of health care law ruling

A federal judge’s ruling imperils billions of dollars in funding that help provide coverage for lower-income residents, experts say.

2 Chicago police officers die after being struck by train

Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city’s far South Side have died after being struck by a train.

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.


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