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N. Korea has restarted plutonium reactor, US official says

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s comments were part of his delivery of the annual assessment of the top dangers facing the country.

At least 10 dead in Germany train crash

About 150 people were injured Tuesday when two trains collided head-on about 40 miles southeast of Munich.

UN terms actions against civilians by Syrians ‘extermination’

A report accused Damascus of “inhuman actions” against civilians on a scale that “amounts to extermination.”

Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the violence are massed at Turkey’s border.

New US missile shield may alter North Asian geopolitics

The United States has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep.

2008 Mumbai attacks plotter says Pakistan’s spy agency played a role

A Pakistani-American man who helped to plot the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai told an Indian court Monday that he had met throughout the process with two handlers from Pakistan’s military intelligence agency.

Opinion & Ideas


// N.H. campaign oddities for GOP candidates

The last week of campaigning among the Republican candidates has clarified a murky political picture.



// Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

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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