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The Opioid Files

A remote Virginia valley flooded by opioids

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Pills by the tens of thousands, then by the hundreds of thousands and ultimately by the millions found their way to Norton, a city tucked in southwest Virginia’s coal country, according to a Post analysis of federal data that tracked the manufacture and sale of opioids across the United States.
Leavenworth, Kan.
118,021,330 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
227 pills per person
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Analysis

Four Pinocchios for Trump’s claim he tried to stop ‘Send her back!’ chant about Omar

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.

Trump says the U.S. Navy downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz

The president said the drone flew too close to a U.S. ship and ignored calls to stand down — the latest confrontation in the region.
Earlier Thursday, Iran said it seized a UAE-based tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic waterway that controls access to the Persian Gulf and the oil that flows through it.

Trump spoke repeatedly with Cohen, aides during scramble to pay Stormy Daniels, documents show

A judge ordered the release of investigative materials involving the federal probe of payments made to protect the president's candidacy.
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.

Critic’s Notebook
An investigation shows that people have been unknowingly leaking personal and corporate information through Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that they may have installed themselves.
The Senate majority leader’s office said the vote will take place on or before next Wednesday and that the Senate will also consider amendments by Lee and Paul.
The Trump administration said the pesticide chlorpyrifos is an important tool for farmers and that it warranted further study.
May was unable to deliver on her promise to see Britain leave the European Union, on time, in good order, with a sensible plan for future trade.
The multimillionaire is charged with sex trafficking dozens of girls from 2002 to 2005.
A potentially deadly combination of heat, humidity and stagnant, polluted air has led to heat advisories and warnings affecting 154 million Americans.
(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.
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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.
(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
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Native Germans and refugees collaborate to build 'a new social sculpture'
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Late-night hosts tackle House vote condemning Trump's racist tweets
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