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Turkey’s Erdogan dropping lawsuits for insults against him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he was dropping all lawsuits against those charged with insulting him.

At Auschwitz, pope begs God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: “Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!”

US to give back 9,900 acres on Okinawa to Japan

The United States will return 9,900 acres on Okinawa to Japan — the largest hand-back since the island reverted to Japanese control in 1972.

Former Brazilian president Silva to stand trial

A Brazilian low court judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing the corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

DNC hack raises question: What’s next?

If Russia stole Democratic party data, the Kremlin is turning its sordid domestic tool into a foreign policy weapon.

UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors ‘to us’

The snub to Moscow was issued as progovernment troops tightened their encirclement of rebel-held parts of the city.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Marianne Leone

// Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue about my son

Watching Trump inviting the world to laugh with derision at our late son’s spastic hands makes my heart sink even 11 years after his death.

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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