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History points to protracted and tough Brexit negotiations

It took Britain more than a decade of trying to join the European club. It’s now got just two to get out and strike a new relationship.

From poor eyesight to bad teeth, pandas’ needs grow with age

Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing.

.UK negotiator denies govt is blackmailing EU on security

David Davis told the BBC that Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter triggering talks on Britain’s departure made clear it wants to continue to work with the EU on a range of issues.

US military footprint grows in Middle East, with no endgame in sight

Two months after the inauguration of President Trump, indications are mounting that the US military is deepening its involvement in a string of complex wars.

France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

France’s efforts to combat homegrown terrorism are in turmoil: A group home intended to turn young people away from Islamic extremism sits empty. A move to segregate prison inmates suspected of jihadi sympathies has been abandoned. And the head of a program to prevent radicalization has been convicted of misusing funds.

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State’s de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group’s last major urban stronghold.

Opinion & Ideas

EDITORIAL

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Paul Ryan should replace Devin Nunes or support a select committee to oversee the investigation.

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.