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.

Emerging budget deal likely to include few or no actual spending cuts, lift debt limit for two years

The agreement appeared likely to mark a retreat for White House officials who had demanded major spending cuts in exchange for a new budget deal. Negotiators are awaiting final approval from the president.

Puerto Rico has turned on its governor as deep unrest reaches the surface

Organizers expect more than 1 million people to join a national march Monday to show their anger with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló — who announced he will not seek reelection — and the territory’s entire political system.
The Rev. Stephen Howard’s sermon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church had strong words about the rally. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
The Rev. Stephen Howard’s sermon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church had strong words about the rally. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Unity Free Will Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Manning wondered whether the president was a “true believer.” (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Unity Free Will Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Manning wondered whether the president was a “true believer.” (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Brad Smith, senior pastor at Memorial Baptist Church, decided to make only a fleeting mention of the rally. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Brad Smith, senior pastor at Memorial Baptist Church, decided to make only a fleeting mention of the rally. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)

During America’s ‘most segregated hour,’ preachers grapple with President Trump’s politics

In Greenville, N.C., where Trump supporters chanted “Send her back!” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who is Muslim and a refugee, leaders of three congregations handled the moment differently in the pulpit.
Campaign 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), faced with questions of electability, is trying to show that her message appeals in places such as Iowa. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), meanwhile, is fishing for votes among older Iowans more likely to support former vice president Joe Biden.
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.
Today’s WorldView
Analysis
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with the president will be a get-together of two celebrity gadflies turned rabble-rousing, nationalist politicians.
Robert Morgenthau
1919–2019
The longtime New York County D.A. revolutionized how the job was done as he championed white-collar probes along with street-crime prosecutions.
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Footage showed a white-shirted gang clubbing people in a subway station, leaving dozens injured, although police made no arrests.
Perspective
I know that I’m getting older, but I’m not ready to give in to being the old lady that our media and society have painted.
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Special Report

For ‘client’ Jeffrey Epstein, an unlocked cell in a Florida jail

Documents shed new light on the apparent deference granted to the wealthy financier while in the custody of Palm Beach County.
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