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Saudis lift decades-long ban on movie theaters

Cinemas were shut down in the 1980s during a wave of ultraconservatism in the country.

Putin makes surprise visit to Russian base in Syria

The Russian president used the visit to announce a partial pullout of Russian forces from the country.

Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise

Pyongyang is moving to acquire the essential machinery that could potentially be used for an advanced bioweapons program.

Venezuela sees low turnout in elections

Voters appeared to abstain from choosing between candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro and a fractured opposition.

ISIS produced bomb arsenal on industrial scale

The United Nations children’s agency said the children are stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital.

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

The proposed plan for Somalia would be the first under new rules quietly signed by President Trump.

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The real potential of UMass Boston can’t be harnessed without vision from the top.

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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