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Tornado kills 13 in Mexico border city

A tornado raged through a city on the US-Mexico border Monday, while 12 people were reported missing in Texas from flash flooding.

N. Ireland leader hospitalized after possible heart attack

Peter Robinson, leader of the region since 2008, is recovering, according to hospital officials.

Iraqi, Iranian officials criticize US defense chief over comments

A top Iranian general said that the US had “no will” to fight Islamic militants who control much of Iraq and Syria.

Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert sentenced in corruption case

This sentence is in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year because of a separate bribery conviction.

Kabul enlists militias to halt losses in northern Afghanistan

The government is forming local militias and beseeching old warlords for military assistance against the Taliban.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

Authorities said they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers.


John E. Sununu

// Trade is about consumers buying things they desire

With or without the US, the volume of global trade will continue to increase as it has for hundreds of years.


John L. Allen Jr. | All things Catholic

// Francis’s defense of migrants, poor reflects his roots

While any pope would embrace those groups because of Catholic social teachings, Francis seems to feel a special biographical tug.

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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