An epidemic unmasked: 76 billion pain pills saturated the country

Newly released federal data provides an unprecedented look at the surge of legal pain pills that fueled the prescription opioid epidemic, which resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in a seven-year span.
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Democrats split as House to vote on whether to consider impeachment

The effort by Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) is likely to fail as Democratic leaders are expected to use a procedural vote to table, or effectively kill, the resolution.
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Trump campaign makes all-out bid to protect states key to 2016 victory

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared an emergency of ‘international concern’

The outbreak is nearing its one-year mark and has killed nearly 1,700 people in eastern Congo.
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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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50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the ‘moon hoax’

The idea that NASA faked the landing proves as durable as the lunar rocks.
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