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Attack on Afghan university leaves 13 dead

The dead included seven students and one teacher, Afghan authorities said.

Putin orders army drills as Merkel accuses Russia on Ukraine

The German chancellor said NATO will defend member states against attack.

Iraqi parliament ousts defense minister

The move leaves two of the country’s key security posts empty ahead of an offensive for Mosul, the biggest fight yet against Islamic State militants.

French burkini bans face legal challenge

France’s highest administrative authority is studying the issue, amid growing concerns about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe.

Colombia’s president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Juan Manuel Santos delivered the final text of the deal to congress Thursday and declared a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria

Turkey gave Syrian Kurdish forces a week to scale back their presence near the Turkish border.

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// The truth about Clinton’s health

Dr. Giuliani is right, Hillary Clinton’s health is a crucial issue.

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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