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Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost

In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation.

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team

The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings, and killed up to 60 militants.

Coalition vows to boost aid to fight Islamic State

The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.

US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria’s fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.

Central European countries resist new EU refugee quota proposal

The much-anticipated measure is aimed at revamping Europe’s controversial regulations on handling the continent’s migrant crisis.

After welcoming a million refugees, Germany has second thoughts

Polls suggest Germans are more opposed to immigrants than before and want their government to focus on their own problems.

Opinion & Ideas


// Go out and defeat the demagogues

In this year’s presidential election, we’ve seen more demagoguery from both parties than I can remember in my lifetime.

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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