The Opioid Files

‘Ship, ship, ship’: Drug firms’ emails show indifference to crisis

A court filing unsealed in a landmark case contends the drug industry failed to control the diversion of opioids into the black market.
Mingo County, W. Va.
38,269,630 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
203 pills per person
Apollo 11

How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.

The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but it was a strategy of incremental progress that won the race.

For ‘client’ Jeffrey Epstein, an unlocked cell in a Florida jail

Documents shed new light on the apparent deference granted to the financier while in the custody of Palm Beach County.
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What do ‘Lock her up’ and ‘Send her back’ have in common? It’s pretty obvious.

In the Trump vernacular, any woman could become a woman who should be locked up or sent back.
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While there is finally a break on the horizon, the D.C. region first has to weather two days of temperatures near 100 and heat indexes between 105 and 115.
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Patty Wudel came to Joseph’s House in 1990, when its residents were men dying from AIDS. Now it is also now a place where some get better.
Governor Ralph Northam (D) joined the state’s top Republicans in asking the president to attend a July 30 commemoration of the 1619 first meeting of representative government in the English colony.
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What exactly can prepare a neophyte for her first encounter with several thousand stinging insects? One aspiring beekeeper in the District was about to find out.
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Josh Donaldson gave Atlanta a 4-3 win as Fernando Rodney, in his second inning of work, faltered.
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Iran’s seizure of the ship is the most serious in a string of recent incidents in the Persian Gulf region and suggests Iran is prepared to go to new lengths in its quest to resist harsh new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
President Trump’s mixed messaging on the debt is seeding confusion about his budget priorities for the short term and the long term.
Biles is already the best gymnast in the world, but she keeps widening the gap between herself and her peers.
A lower court will take another look at the case over whether the president’s private business violates the Constitution’s ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments.
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"Unruly passengers" can force an unexpected landing — and airlines are fighting to recoup money. (Normally, booze plays a factor, says one lawyer involved in such cases.)
The sports network’s pitfalls of the moment are familiar to any corporation that has had to navigate the Trump era.
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