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UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an “impasse” in Brexit negotiations.

Tanzanian ferry capsizes, leaving at least 131 dead

The death toll from the capsizing of a Tanzanian ferry on Lake Victoria had climbed to at least 131 people and could rise further, officials said Friday as they vowed to investigate the disaster.

Pope lets more bishops go as part of Chile sex abuse fallout

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounted from widespread sex abuse scandals there.

Taiwan police arrest US 3-D gun proponent accused of sex with minor

The Central News Agency said Taiwanese police found and arrested Cody Wilson in a hotel in Taipei on Friday evening.

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Pilots fail to pressurize aircraft cabin during flight

Jet Airways pilots failed to properly pressurize their aircraft’s cabin, leaving passengers and crew gasping for air and bleeding from the nose and ears.

Opinion & Ideas


// Fire Jeff Sessions . . . as the boss of immigration judges

A slew of new directives from Attorney General Jeff Sessions have spurred calls to finally make immigration judges truly independent.

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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