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Three officers arrested in Mexico in death of man in police custody

In Britain, protests over the death of George Floyd revive memories of others killed by police

Brazil surpasses Italy in COVID-19 deaths; now third behind US, UK

Brazil reported 1,437 deaths in the previous 24 hours on Thursday, raising the country’s official toll to 34,021 people dead because of the novel coronavirus.

Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maid

Police arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple’s parrots and the birds flew away, an officer said Friday.

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

At least the dead will always be there.

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as specialists wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the new coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly.

Coronavirus rips into regions previously spared

Globally, known cases of the virus are growing faster than ever, with more than 100,000 new ones a day.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

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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