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US defense secretary says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression.

Northern Syrian city of Aleppo dragged deeper into violence

A maternity hospital in a government-held section of the city struck by rocket fire.

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo

Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.

‘Miracle’ in Nairobi: Baby rescued from rubble days after building collapse

NAIROBI — In the days since a six-story building collapsed in Kenya’s capital, rescuers have been busy trying to pull people out of the rubble. It has been grim work: More than 20 people are confirmed dead, with dozens more unaccounted for after the building crashed down Friday.

King Felipe of Spain Dissolves Parliament, Clearing Way for New Elections

MADRID — King Felipe VI of Spain signed a decree on Tuesday to dissolve parliament and hold a rerun of national elections for the first time since the country’s return to democracy in the late 1970s.

Security Council condemns attacks on war zone clinics

Attacks on such facilities and their workers have become more common in war zones.

Opinion & Ideas


// The union effort to restrict competition

The investigation into Boston-area union tactics illustrates the effort unions use to push developers to hire union contractors.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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