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Conflicting accounts in Niger ambush are subject of Pentagon investigation

The Pentagon is trying to determine whether US forces involved in a deadly ambush in Niger this month embarked on an unapproved mission.

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving a flyaway astronaut.

Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran’s nuclear program

Sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new US constraints.

Suicide bombings hit Afghan mosques, killing 63

The attacks targeted a Shi'ite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province.

Spain’s leader prepares to unveil specific Catalan measures

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused to confirm if the deal includes plans to hold a regional election in January.

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa

Kurdish-led forces have been fighting the Islamic State for weeks, and thousands of bombs have been dropped by the US coalition.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Matthew Muspratt

//,%20TX.jpg What I saw traveling across America in Google Street View

It’s one thing to read about our national fracture. It’s another to actually see it.

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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