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Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

US protester held in Vietnam confesses on state television

An American citizen who was arrested at a peaceful demonstration in Vietnam this month said on state television that he regretted breaking the law and that he would not join such protests again.

South Sudan warring leaders to meet, Ethiopia says

South Sudan’s warring leaders will meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, the government of neighboring Ethiopia said Tuesday.

France’s Macron tells teenager: Call me ‘monsieur’

A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday.

Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming.

Opinion & Ideas


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/19/ Trump voters must protest his border outrage

Unless Trump supporters protest, they are enabling the president and his policy of separating families at the border.

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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