OxyContin maker cuts sales staff, won’t hawk drug to docs

CLOSE The opioid epidemic is being called the worst public health crisis in American history, with its lethal consequences exacting a toll on users and families nationwide. Eric Hargan, acting secretary of HHS spoke about the crisis at the CDC. (Dec 4) AP OxyContin pills(Photo: Toby Talbot, AP) The pharmaceutical …

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Trump wants to have a massive military parade — here’s what they look like around the world

Tanks parade past President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte Macron, during a Bastille Day parade in Paris last year.AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump’s plans for a military parade in Washington, DC, appear to be in the early stages of planning. …

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Knife-wielding attacker wounds four churchgoers in Indonesia, shot by police

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A knife-wielding attacker wounded four churchgoers in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Sunday before being shot and wounded by police who said they could not immediately confirm whether it was a terrorism-related incident. Police said they were investigating possible motives for the attack by the suspect, …

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City of Waukegan Declares Snow Emergency Sunday

The city of Waukegan declared a snow emergency early Sunday morning as the latest round of snow pummeled the area. The emergency was issued after a winter weather advisory took effect Saturday through noon Sunday for portions of northwest Indiana and central, north central and northeast Illinois. The Waukegan Police …

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Ogun PDP: Court orders INEC, PDP to obey judgment

The Federal High Court in Lagos at the weekend ordered the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to recognise the Adebayo Dayo-led executive in Ogun State. Justice Mohammed Idris held the executive’s tenure will not expire until May 2020. The PDP in Ogun has been embroiled in leadership tussle, leading to factional …

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Give us our guns, we are going back to the creeks, ex-militants tell …

by YOMI AYELESO, Akure | February 11, 2018 1:17 am Aggrieved militants at Arogbo in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, who embraced the amnesty programme and surrendered their arms to the state government, have threatened to return to the creeks. Leaders of the 15 ex-militant camps, ‘Generals’ Bowei …

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CIA: ‘Patently false’ that we lost $100K to Russian offering Trump secrets

The CIA in a statement pushed back against reporting that said U.S. spies were swindled out of $100,000 during secret negotiations meant to obtain stolen cyber tools. “The fictional story that CIA was bilked out of $100,000 is patently false,” the spy agency said in a statement reported by AFP.  …

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Olympics Day 3: US follows its first gold medal with a surprise silver

Want this in your inbox tomorrow? Sign up for our daily newsletter during the Games. Red Gerard, 17, smiles after he captured the gold in men’s slopestyle snowboarding, giving the United States its first medal at these Games. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press) The Washington Post’s complete Olympics coverage can be found here. Underdog Red …

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