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Vast, stubborn California fire to rage through long weekend

A vast and stubborn wildfire that has proven California’s biggest this year was expect to spew smoke through the long Labor Day weekend.

Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections

Morocco’s Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom’s urban areas in local elections.

Hungarian bus fleet delivers migrants to Austria

Thousands of exhausted, surprised, and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses.

After days of chaos, Hungary lets migrants exit

Thousands of refugees who have been bottled up in Hungary, demanding passage to the West, will be allowed into Austria and Germany.

Guatemala’s ex-president denies corruption charges

Otto Perez Molina declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign.

In Sierra Leone, more heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby dies

Weeks after losing 21 relatives to the disease, Victoria Yillia’s son Barnabas died of an infection that overwhelmed his tiny body.

Opinion & Ideas

opinion | Robert Reynolds and Clayton Deutsch

// The coming boom in Boston FinTech sector

To stay ahead, and increase its lead, the financial services sector needs to rethink a few fundamental assumptions.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// Vatican sex abuse trial a pivotal moment for Pope Francis

The trial of former papal diplomat Josef Wesolowski is the first major test of the criminal justice system under Francis.

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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