A cache of previously undisclosed documents and other records reveal officials from some of the nation’s largest drug manufacturers and distributors failed to heed warnings as pain pills flooded the country.
Republicans demanded deep spending cuts to raise the debt limit under President Obama, but are agreeing to lift the cap now and add hundreds of billions in new spending. The move has sparked cries of hypocrisy from Democrats.
President Daniel Ortega has responded to the nation's worst political unrest since the 1980s by banning protests and smothering dissent. The Catholic Church, one of the country’s last venues for protest, finds itself besieged.