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US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle Islamic State

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria.

Big Picture

Winter is coming

A look at wintry weather across the globe ahead of the start of the season that is fast approaching.

South Korea embarks on period of uncertainty with leader’s impeachment

South Korea is grappling with a slowing economy, a growing nuclear threat from North Korea and a more assertive China.

CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

Right-wing lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

He criticized the conviction as a “shameful” attack on free speech and an attempt to “neutralize” him.

Fears arise about missing men in Aleppo

UN officials said they had received reports of government reprisals, including arrests and summary killings.

Opinion & Ideas


// Protest that goes beyond political theater

In recent months protest movements are being defined by new urgency –and efficacy.

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.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.