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Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid Crisis

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:20

The lawsuit alleges the company fulfilled orders "for such large quantities of prescription narcotic pain medication that there could be no associated legitimate medical purpose for their use."

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Sessions Cites The Bible To Justify Immigrant Family Separations

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:06

Reacting to criticism from mainstream religious groups, the attorney general said the administration will continue to separate immigrant children from their parents.

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Fears Mount For A Battered Yemen As Assault On Port City Gathers Steam

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:05

So far, the fighting has stayed in Hodeidah's outskirts. But the relative calm isn't likely to last — and aid groups are desperately calling for its port to stay open for a country already in crisis.

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After The Trump-Kim Summit, U.S. And North Korea Appear As Far Apart As Ever

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:33

The U.S. and North Korean accounts of the summit show two sides that seem as far apart as ever. In fact, the accounts seem to be about different meetings, writes nonproliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis.

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Are Prison Populations Decreasing? Depends On Where You Look

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:58

Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.

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'These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages': Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:42

Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.

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Which Countries Guarantee That New Dads Get Paid Paternity Leave?

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:31

There are 92 countries where there is no national policy allowing dads to take time off to care for their newborns.

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Activists In Myanmar Say Facebook Needs To Do More To Quell Hate Speech

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:34

"The risk of Facebook content sparking open violence is arguably nowhere higher right now than in Myanmar," six Myanmar organizations wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April.

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Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:31

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.

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Ryan Says Legislation Needed To Stop Family Separation At The Border

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:23

Ryan told reporters he thinks Congress should pass a law to end the policy of separating children from their families at the Southwest border.

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With Narrow Vote, Argentina Takes Big Step Toward Legalizing Abortion

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:19

The country's lower chamber of Congress has passed a bill that would legalize abortion before 14 weeks, approving it by a four-vote margin. But it's likely to face a tougher test in the upper chamber.

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Train To Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:09

The train tunnel company will build and operate an "express service to transport people to O'Hare Airport from downtown in 12 minutes," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

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A Moscow Prison Got A Makeover For The World Cup, Opposition Leader Says

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:19

Alexei Navalny, who was released from jail Thursday, said on Instagram that the prison was getting upgrades for soccer fans: big TVs, three-course meals and female interpreters in special uniforms.

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N.Y. Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:57

Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors. Host David Greene talks with Bobby Allyn of WHYY about the investigation and about Trump's response on Twitter.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:22

The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.

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New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:22

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children. The suit alleges unlawful political coordination and "self-dealing" that benefits Trump businesses.

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Pompeo Talks To North Korea's Neighbors About Trump-Kim Summit

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:00

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to South Korea and China. He talked to leaders there about the nuclear threat, trade friction and military exercises and clarified some Trump remarks.

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Anne Donovan, A Basketball Legend As A Player And Coach, Dies At 56

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:35

At 6'8", Donovan won Olympic gold medals as a player and coach, and a WNBA title coaching the Seattle Storm. She's being mourned by basketball greats from Tamika Catchings to Dawn Staley.

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Despite A Revamped Focus On Real-Life Skills, 'Home Ec' Classes Fade Away

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:02

Now called family and consumer sciences, courses suffer from few qualified teachers and declining enrollment. But in today's classes, students learn about gardening, nutrition, labeling and finance.

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Achilles The 'Psychic' Cat Predicts Russia Win In World Cup Opening Match

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:27

Achilles is a designated rat hunter at Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum veterinarian said the cat "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise."

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