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Iraqi authorities raise Baghdad attacks death toll to 15

A lawmaker warned that the capital is vulnerable to more attacks.

Vatican’s anti-money laundering norms taking hold

The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year.

Women play key propaganda role for ISIS, report asserts

Western women are not simply flocking to the region to become a ‘‘jihadi bride,’’ according to a new British research report.

Deaths of soldiers can be kept secret, Putin decrees

The Russian president decreed that the deaths or wounds of Russian soldiers in “special operations” can be classified as military secrets.

Major construction reported at North Korea rocket site

The new construction is a sign of leader Kim Jong Un’s determination to pursue a space program despite international censure.

US seeking to bolster Sunni militias in Iraq

It’s an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.



// Jeb Bush has a lot of explaining to do

A host of family-connected reasons could explain the often pained look on Jeb’s face.


John L. Allen Jr. | All things Catholic

// Francis’s defense of migrants, poor reflects his roots

While any pope would embrace those groups because of Catholic social teachings, Francis seems to feel a special biographical tug.

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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