The Opioid Files

The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with two Ohio counties

Cuyahoga County and Summit County soon will be at the center of the most important legal test of how much responsibility drug companies bear for the opioid epidemic.
A drugstore in one Cleveland suburb received millions of pain pills, more than any other in Cuyahoga County, over a seven-year period.
(Joyce Koh, Dalton Bennett/The Post)

We were ‘addicted to their pill,’ but they were ‘addicted to the money’

A group of recovering addicts in Abingdon, Va., respond to The Post’s reporting on what company executives said in emails as the opioid crisis raged on.

Hostile witness or Democrats’ hero? Mueller’s past appearances before Congress offer clues.

The special counsel is famously tight-lipped, but he will face tremendous pressure at Wednesday’s hearing to say more about his probe of President Trump.

‘He always doubles down’: Inside the political crisis caused by Trump’s racist tweets

As is often the case, President Trump acted alone last Sunday when he fired off a trio of racist tweets — impulsively following his gut to the dark side of American politics.
(Tom McCorkle for The Post)
(Tom McCorkle for The Post)
Perspective

There’s finally good evidence to show how processed food makes us fat

Modern industrial food processing has enabled the manufacture of the cheap, convenient, calorie-dense foods that have become staples of our obesogenic diet.
The seizure of the British-flagged Stena Impero shows the difficulty of defending international shipping from Iranian threats.
About 1,000 fighters have crossed into Iraq from Syria over the past eight months, bolstering a low-level insurgency after the caliphate’s collapse, security officials say.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by Japanese media.
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The National Weather Service says the “oppressive and dangerous” heat wave will abate by Monday and Tuesday.
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He is widely regarded as the best swimmer China has ever produced. But for many who are concerned about doping, Sun is also Public Enemy No. 1.
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