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US-backed Syrian force expects Raqqa victory in ‘a few days’

Fierce street battles were underway near the main hospital in Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the Islamic State.

Hurricane Ophelia’s remnants batter UK, Ireland

At least three people died as a result of the storm, which caused widespread power outages as it headed for Britain.

Somalia truck bombing toll still rising as funerals begin

The death toll from Saturday’s blast in Mogadishu now exceeds 300, an ambulance service official said.

US, South Korea begin 5 days of naval drills

North Korea has renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

Iraqi forces launch operation for Kurdish-held oil fields

Kurdish officials said federal forces and state-backed militias launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack Monday on Kirkuk.

Iraqi forces launch operation for Kurdish-held oil fields

Kurdish officials said federal forces and state-backed militias launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack Monday on Kirkuk.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

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Bank lobbyists hate this new rule, and they’re pushing Congress hard to reverse it.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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

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