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U.K. Orders Inquiry Into Cladding After Grenfell Tower Fire

LONDON — Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday ordered an investigation into cladding and insulation on high-rise towers across the country, as authorities struggled to contain the risk from construction materials that leave tall structures vulnerable to catastrophic fires.

Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

A Dutch court ruled on Tuesday that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst mass murder since World War II.

Trump says he feels like he knows all of the Irish people in America

President Donald Trump made the remark during his first telephone conversation with Ireland’s new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

New global cyberattack spreads from Russia to Britain

A number of large European companies said they had been targeted in the attack.

How much does the royal family cost each Brit?

A newly released report broke the cost of the royal family down to each British taxpayer — and it almost seems like a deal.

Kremlin criticizes White House comments on Syria

Moscow dismissed claims that the Syrian government is planning to launch a chemical weapons attack.

Opinion & Ideas


// Hard truths about Obamacare

Let’s dispense with some lies, myths, and misinformation about the Affordable Care Act.

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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