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President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.

US exit from Iran deal draws criticism from Europe, praise from Israel

President Trump said Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program, shaking up international efforts to bring stability to the Middle East.

// In Massachusetts, no one wants to talk about sex ed

A bill to modernize the sex education curriculum appears ready to die a quiet death in the Legislature for the fourth session in a row.

// Things aren’t looking up for UFO monument in tiny town

Officials in Sheffield are looking into whether the monument to a supposed 1969 alien encounter must be moved from what is believed to be public property.

// Can the Mass. marijuana industry help heal communities devastated by the War on Drugs?

Massachusetts is embarking on an unprecedented experiment in racial and economic justice.

Somerville, MA - 07/13/16 - Partners HealthCare has new corporate offices in Somerville's Assembly Row. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Section: BIZ Reporter: Priyanka McCluskey Slug: 14partners

Experts puzzle over Partners-Harvard Pilgrim merger talks

A merger could result in higher costs for consumers and reduced competition, ensuring tough scrutiny from state officials.