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On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues

History’s first Latin American pope returned to South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region’s poor.

Burglars in Spain posed as phone workers to case premises

Spanish police have arrested three suspects who allegedly committed 26 burglaries in the southern city of Malaga.

Israeli PM warns of growing concessions in Iran nuke talks

Israel’s prime minister says each day that passes brings greater Western concessions toward Iran in talks over its nuclear program.

Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting Islamic State in Raqqa

A series of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syria has killed at least 10 militants and wounded many others.

Islamic video shows troops’ deaths in Syria archaeological site

A video posted online Saturday purportedly shows Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in a Palmyra amphitheater.

Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum

Opinion polls show Greeks evenly split on whether to accept more fiscal austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the creditors’ proposals.


farah stockman | boston after busing

// Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// If ‘Laudato Si’ is an earthquake, it had plenty of early tremors

Official Catholic teaching on the environment has evolved over the last half-century.

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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