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ISIS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria’s capital

A cease-fire between Syrian forces and Islamic State militants in parts of Damascus has held for 24 hours.

Pope names 14 new cardinals

The choices include his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan.

Congo to begin vaccinations as Ebola threatens

The vaccine will be given in Mbandaka, the northwestern city where the deadly disease has infected some residents.

royal notebook

After generations of aristocratic weddings, one reflects modern Britain

Many of those lining the streets of Windsor said they had come to express their support for a couple they identify with

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

The spread of the hemorrhagic fever in Mbandaka raised alarm among health officials.

Israeli appeal to evangelicals stirs old fears

The Netanyahu government is attaching growing importance to its conservative Christian allies.

Opinion & Ideas


// Want to throw the bums out of Congress? This engineer has come up with a plan

Americans despise Congress, yet most incumbents are routinely returned to office. A new political action committee aims to do something about that.

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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