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Pope Francis warns Muslim world about violence and religion

The pope delivered a blunt message in Egypt against wrapping violence and terror in the language of religion.

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

Investigators are trying to determine if they were killed by ground fire from Afghan commandos or other American forces.

France’s dark Nazi history colors presidential campaign

Marine Le Pen’s far-right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial and her centrist rival visited the site of France’s worst Nazi massacre.

Mysterious illness kills 11 in Liberia, where Ebola raged

The symptoms appear to mimic those of Ebola in the early stages, specimens came back negative for the virus.

US seeks tough North Korea action, but China shows no inclination

The United States and China offered starkly different strategies Friday for addressing North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat demanded full enforcement of economic sanctions on Pyongyang and urged new penalties.

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

North Korea didn’t immediately comment on the launch.

Opinion & Ideas


// As Venezuela slips into chaos, US should consider sanctions

President Trump’s instinctive isolationism is meeting its first regional test in Venezuela.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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