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Opioid death rates soared in areas where pain pills flowed

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House votes to kill resolution on impeachment

Democrats joined with Republicans to stop the measure — an unusual optic one day after a divided House voted to condemn racist remarks by the president.

Along party lines, House votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena

The vote to hold the attorney general and commerce secretary in criminal contempt for failing to provide census documents came amid soaring tensions between the White House and Congress.
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The accusations made in a complaint filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have come to light as the agency battles an onslaught of criticism and allegations of abuse at its facilities.
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