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US to give UN $26.6 million to help with migrant crisis

More than 364,000 migrants have arrived in Europe so far — and over 2,800 have died along the way, according to one estimate.

Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria, officials say

A Syrian government official says that Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra.

Images of boy’s lifeless body fuel angst on exodus

A photograph of Aylan’s tiny body washed up on a beach has gone viral, shocking the world and illustrating the plight of migrants.

Turkey doubts citizens part of Thai plot

Turkey expressed skepticism that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark.

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370

Officials have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island as part of the Malaysia Airlines jet.

Vote on Iran deal ordered by Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered Parliament to vote on the nuclear agreement.

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Michael A. Cohen

// John Kasich is no ‘moderate’

When it comes to reproductive rights, the Ohio governor is very much a political extremist.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// Vatican sex abuse trial a pivotal moment for Pope Francis

The trial of former papal diplomat Josef Wesolowski is the first major test of the criminal justice system under Francis.

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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