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Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down outside the Kremlin in 2015.

Demands increase for special prosecutor on election meddling by Russia; White House sidesteps issue

Lawmakers from both parties have said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from the case.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

The move could put US forces closer to the fight against an extremist group that has plotted attacks against America.

Afghan president scoffs as Taliban encourages tree plating

In a public letter issued Sunday in four languages, including English, Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said that ‘‘the Mujahideen and beloved countrymen must join hands in tree planting.’’

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in ISIS-held Mosul

The number of dead spikes as fighting moves to dense urban areas, with dozens of fighters and hundreds of civilians killed over a three-day span.

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse watched across globe

The moon passed between Earth and the sun Sunday, treating people from Chile to Congo to an annular eclipse.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

// Trump’s foreign policy populism is doomed to fail

The president favors quick-fix gimmicks, but long-term progress is hard won through saving, investment, and vision.

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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