The Opioid Files

Data shows crisis worsened in full view of officials unwilling or unable to stop it

Newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows a trend in pill distribution that, according to plaintiffs suing the drug industry, can’t be passed off as reasonable therapeutic medical treatment.
(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.
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 32-year-old held a four-shot lead going into Sunday's final round at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, where the Open returned for the first time in more than 60 years.
The National Weather Service says the “oppressive and dangerous” heat wave will abate by Monday and Tuesday.
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The sunrise seen from Panorama Park in Bakersfield, Calif. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
The sunrise seen from Panorama Park in Bakersfield, Calif. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
Bakersfield is drawing younger residents and adapting along with them. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
Bakersfield is drawing younger residents and adapting along with them. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
Guthrie’s Alley Cat bar has remained a landmark in revitalized downtown Bakersfield. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
Guthrie’s Alley Cat bar has remained a landmark in revitalized downtown Bakersfield. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
A production meeting at Temblor Brewing, which opened in 2015. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
A production meeting at Temblor Brewing, which opened in 2015. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Post)
Young people are fleeing California’s coastal metroplexes and cosmopolitan enclaves as the cost of living soars.
Authorities erected massive water-filled barriers around government buildings and glued bricks to the ground in an effort to prevent violence.
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.
(Adriana Usero/The Washington Post)
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