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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

New Britain Herald (Conn.), July 25, 2016

Is it terrorism or is it criminal activity — or is it mental instability?

Germany is facing that question today as they investigate a 27-year-old Syrian man who detonated a bomb near a music festival, killing himself and wounding 12 others.

He had received two deportation notices. An interior ministry spokesman said he could not say "at this moment why the deportation" of the 27-year-old failed asylum seeker didn't happen.

The "why" is of increasing importance at this time of heightened terror...