Opioid death rates soared in areas where pain pills flowed

An analysis of previously undisclosed DEA data reveals corresponding spikes in deaths and pill shipments at the height of the epidemic.

As lawyers zero in on drug firms, a reckoning may be coming

Nearly 2,000 communities hurt by the opioid crisis are suing drug companies for staggering sums to cover the costs of treatment, education and law enforcement.
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Cory Booker makes his case for the Democratic presidential nomination

The senator from New Jersey and former Newark mayor will describe how he hopes to set himself apart from the crowded Democratic 2020 field.

This German city had few foreigners. Then refugees changed it in some surprising ways.

To some locals in a community on the Polish border, the refugees offer salvation after decades of devastating population decline. To others, the new arrivals could be the coup de grace for a city that was already struggling.

At rally, crowd responds to Trump’s criticism of Rep. Omar with chants of ‘Send her back!’

The event made clear that the president plans to use his criticism of four liberal congresswomen of color as a rallying cry during his campaign.

House votes to kill impeachment resolution

Democrats joined with Republicans to stop the measure, a move likely to rankle liberals clamoring to oust the president.

The night Trump partied with Jeffrey Epstein and NFL cheerleaders

Footage of the 1992 party at Mar-a-Lago shows Donald Trump grabbing dancing cheerleaders and socializing with Epstein, the financier now charged with sex trafficking.
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Some question the move at a time when the utility has repeatedly raised customers’ rates to repair aging pipes and other infrastructure.
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Humidity levels will make today feel like it’s at least 100 degrees again, and heat index values are forecast to hit 110 to 115 Friday and Saturday.
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The outbreak at Greenfield Village has sickened more than 50 people, including some employees, officials said.
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For about 20 District teens, a free two-week summer session at American University helps them jump-start their college career.
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For years, tour guides at Sotterley Plantation would show the manor house and skip over the slave cabin on the property. Visitors were not told that as many as 93 enslaved people were recorded there in 1791.
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Washington’s manager has justified his players’ faith and the organization’s patience. Now he can prove his mettle.
A five-member Idaho school board voted to get rid of the offensive name but allowed for future school mascots with Indian themes and imagery.
Millions of users, including Drake, LeBron James and the Jonas Brothers, have posted photos of themselves altered by the app to make them look years older.
State media reported the tanker was seized on Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether the tanker is a UAE-based vessel that went missing near Iran over the weekend.
Authorities said a man shouted “Die!” as he sprayed a flammable liquid all over a building near Kyoto and set it on fire. About 70 people were inside the complex at the time.
Embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is facing new calls to step down after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents.
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The No. 3-ranked golfer, who shot a 61 at Royal Portrush as a teenager, made a quadruple-bogey eight on the first hole.
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Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, survey finds

A Washington Post-Reforma poll shows most Mexicans favor deporting Central American migrants to their home countries.
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Airline helpfully tweets advice on where on a plane you are least likely to die in a crash

Fatality rates are usually not what customers want to hear about, but one carrier's regional Twitter account went there anyway.
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