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South Korea embarks on period of uncertainty with leader’s impeachment

South Korea is grappling with a slowing economy, a growing nuclear threat from North Korea and a more assertive China.

CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

Right-wing lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

He criticized the conviction as a “shameful” attack on free speech and an attempt to “neutralize” him.

Fears arise about missing men in Aleppo

UN officials said they had received reports of government reprisals, including arrests and summary killings.

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

Ashton Carter aid the United States cannot afford to give up on Afghanistan after more than 15 years of US involvement.

Bomb at checkpoint in Cairo area kills 6 police officers

The bomb detonated next to a large mosque in Cairo’s twin city, Giza, less than two hours before Friday Prayer.

Opinion & Ideas

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jacoby-1884.jpg Healey’s Exxon investigation runs into the Bill of Rights

Maura Healey is embarked on her own crusade to punish freedom of speech.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.