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Truce vote slows violence in Damascus area

Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday.

Ivanka Trump sat in the same VIP box as North Korean official

The president’s daughter attended several events at the Winter Olympics, including the closing ceremony.

US says ‘we will see’ on talks with North Korea

The White House continues to insist that any talks are paired with a commitment by Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Security Council approves 30-day cease-fire in Syria as civilian toll passes 500

Critics said two days of delays by Russia allowed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pursue a renewed bombing campaign.

As Cape Town’s water runs out, rich drill wells and poor worry

As Cape Town’s water runs out, the rich drill wells. The poor worry about eating.

Russia bringing home children raised by Islamic State

Hundreds of children were born to or brought with the men and women who had flocked to Syria in support of the Islamic State.

Opinion & Ideas


// The promise of health care for Iraq veterans

A judge’s decision linking burn pit exposure to lung disease offers a glimmer of hope for better health care coverage for veterans of Iraq.

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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