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Opioids flood a remote Va. valley

Pills by the millions found their way to a city tucked in Virginia coal country, according to a Post analysis of federal data on the manufacture and sale of opioids.
Leavenworth, Kan.
118,021,330 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
227 pills per person
The Debrief
President Trump and his allies may have aimed for plausible deniability — but his supporters seemed to understand exactly what he meant. 

U.S. downed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump says

The president said the drone flew too close to a U.S. ship and ignored calls to stand down. Earlier Thursday, Iran said it seized a UAE-based tanker.
Jacob Helvey, 11, was severely injured by an elevator. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Post)
Jacob Helvey, 11, was severely injured by an elevator. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Post)

Children have been crushed and killed by home elevators for decades. Regulators could reduce the danger but haven’t.

The danger has been allowed to exist by companies and regulators despite a simple solution, according to interviews with 28 officials, parents and regulators, plus a review of hundreds of documents from courts, companies and government agencies.
Fact Checker
Analysis
Earlier this week, President Trump was the first to say Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) should go back to her country. At last night's rally, he waited 13 seconds for the chant to die down. Then he kept talking about Omar.
If confirmed, Scalia would succeed Alexander Acosta, who resigned over his role as a prosecutor in the Jeffrey Epstein case.
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A judge ordered the release of materials involving the federal probe of payments made to protect the president's candidacy.
A potentially deadly combination of heat, humidity and stagnant, polluted air has led to heat advisories and warnings affecting 154 million Americans.
The Trump administration said the pesticide chlorpyrifos is an important tool for farmers and that it warranted further study.
The app was having a viral moment until questions arose about privacy issues and its ownership.
(Nanna Heitmann for The Post)
(Nanna Heitmann for The Post)
Special Report

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

Three stories from the other Frankfurt.
 (William Neff)
(William Neff)
Perspective

I found your data. It’s for sale.

As many as 4 million people have Web browser extensions that sell their every click. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
(AP)
(AP)
Special Report

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.
(Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)
Court documents reveal Trump, Cohen spoke frequently during Stormy Daniels payment
Court documents reveal Trump, Cohen spoke frequently during Stormy Daniels payment
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Trump allowed ‘send her back’ chants for 13 seconds
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You installed a browser extension. It's selling everything you do.
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Ocasio-Cortez says migrant detention centers need further investigations
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