The Opioid Files

An epidemic unmasked: 76 billion pain pills saturated the country

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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.

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the notorious drug lord, sentenced to life in prison

Before he was sentenced, Guzmán — who ran the world’s largest narcotics trafficking group — turned to look at his family in a packed courtroom, saluted them, tapped his heart and then angrily denounced his treatment.

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.

Trump’s remarks can be used against him in court

His latest comments about four congresswomen of color will add to a record that has affected immigration and other cases.
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‘Win where we won’: Trump campaign makes all-out bid to protect states key to 2016 victory

The president’s campaign boasts of wanting to expand the electoral map. But so far, efforts appear aimed at solidifying his base.
Wednesday’s vote comes amid soaring tensions between the White House and Congress.
The heat poses a public health threat as temperatures reach or exceed 95 degrees across much of the Lower 48 states.
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NBC News aired the video, which it said was shot at the now-president’s Mar-a-Lago Club for a segment on the lifestyle of Trump, who was newly divorced.
One country and one strategy at a time, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods.
A Washington Post-Reforma poll shows most Mexicans favor deporting Central American migrants to their home countries.
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The justice was leery of prosecutors and state power because of his personal experiences.
The July 20, 1969, landing stopped a Yankees-Senators game in the middle of an at-bat. In Chicago, there were fireworks. In Montreal, they played the audio of the landing over the public address system.
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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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The “Star Trek” icon has a new graphic novel about his experience in a Japanese American internment camp: “I have to tell this story before there’s no one left to tell it."
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