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How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis

A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin Trudeau’s first major political scandal. And Isabelle Khurshudyan on the changing face of hockey referees.
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‘If it’s an epidemic, then treat it like an epidemic.’
Despite mounting deaths and warnings of a new turn in the opioid epidemic, an investigation by The Post found that the Obama administration did little to confront an extraordinary crisis. Reporters Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz and Katie Zezima tell the story of how federal officials missed the country’s growing fentanyl problem.

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A scandal for Canada’s ‘golden boy’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is facing its first major political crisis, complete with accusations of power brokering, bullying and hypocritical sexism. Emily Rauhala breaks down the scandal, which involves an accusation that Trudeau demoted Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould after she refused to cut a deal with an engineering firm from Trudeau’s home province.

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A new face for NHL referees
Of the major professional sports leagues, the NHL is the only one in which a woman has yet to officiate a game — exhibition or otherwise. Now, the hockey league is actively looking to change that. Isabelle Khurshudyan has more on its efforts.

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About Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.