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.
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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.

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 said Sunday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 — and the territory’s entire political system.

Hostile witness or Democrats’ hero? Mueller’s past appearances before Congress offer clues.

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.
The Rev. Stephen Howard delivers a fiery sermon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. Howard’s sermon included strong words for President Trump’s rally last week that many called racist. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
The Rev. Stephen Howard delivers a fiery sermon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. Howard’s sermon included strong words for President Trump’s rally last week that many called racist. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Unity Free Will Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Manning has approved of President Trump’s policies, but after the rally in Greenville he said he found Trump wanting spiritually and wondered whether he was a “true believer.” (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Unity Free Will Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Manning has approved of President Trump’s policies, but after the rally in Greenville he said he found Trump wanting spiritually and wondered whether he was a “true believer.” (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Brad Smith, senior pastor at Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, is seen at his home with his handwritten sermon. Smith decided to make only a fleeting mention Sunday of Trump’s rally. (Eamon Queeney for The Post)
Brad Smith, senior pastor at Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, is seen at his home with his handwritten sermon. Smith decided to make only a fleeting mention Sunday of Trump’s 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.
The seizure of the British-flagged Stena Impero shows the difficulty of defending international shipping from Iranian threats.
About 1,000 fighters have crossed into Iraq from Syria over the past eight months, bolstering a low-level insurgency after the caliphate’s collapse, security officials say.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by Japanese media.
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