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Congress just spent $2 trillion on coronavirus relief. It’s eying nore.

WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more state shutdowns, extensive new layoffs and overwhelmed hospitals — lawmakers and administration officials are turning their focus to what more is needed to counter the pandemic and protect a battered economy.

Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker’s stock trades before coronavirus spike in US

The investigation is being coordinated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is looking at the trades of at least one lawmaker, Republican Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The president

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

With the peak of the coronavirus pandemic still weeks away, he was told, hundreds of thousands of Americans could face death if the country reopened too soon.

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can’t be released

The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said.

Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically.

Navy hospital ship reaches New York. But it’s not made to contain coronavirus.

The mission is to take patients with other medical problems to relieve New York hospitals overrun by virus patients.

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.