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Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family Agree to Pay 270 Million in Opioid Settlement

Other pharmaceutical companies targeted by the same lawsuit, including Johnson and Johnson, are still scheduled to go to court.

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The Justice Department Discloses That Trump Personally Blocks People on Twitter

Trump‘s lawyers argue that he blocks in a personal capacity, but tweets in an official one. Hmm.

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New York County Takes Extraordinary Action to Combat Measles Outbreak, Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Spaces

Parents who disobey face a misdemeanor charge and a 500 fine or up to six months in jail.

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Trans People Exist Everywhere-Except Stock Photography Libraries. But That Just Changed.

Vice‘s Broadly site now offers the Gender Spectrum Collection for free.

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The Barr Letter Tells Us One Thing Everyone Should Agree On

Russia won‘t stop trying to interfere with our elections. We need to address that before 2020.

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The Angle: Should We Start to Worry About a Recession?

A reliable predictor is setting off alarms. But it‘s just one predictor.

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New Avengers Poster Reveals That Shuri Is Dead (for a Month)

Marvel‘s new Endgame character poster suggests she‘s gone. But probably not for long.

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What We Do in the Shadows‘ New Character Saves It From Simply Sucking the Life Out of the Original

The FX series‘ ‘energy vampire‘ suggests it could transcend its source material.

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Kavanaugh Could Join the Liberal Justices to Rein In Partisan Gerrymandering. Seriously!

If Kavanaugh sides with the liberals, the Supreme Court will, at long last, impose real constitutional limitations on this scourge to democracy.

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Whether It‘s the Mueller Report or North Korea, Lying Is Trump‘s First Reflex

Trump lies not so much to obscure the truth as to render the concept of truth irrelevant.

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One of the Most Important Recession Indicators Is Beginning to Flash. Is It Time to Worry Yet?

As far as wonky market signals go, the inverted yield curve is a fairly ominous one with a good track record.

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‘I‘m Pretty Sure That I‘m Losing Money‘: Two Uber and Lyft Drivers on Why They Went on Strike

‘No one can buy a decent life with only two pennies a mile in profit.‘

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Jimmy Kimmel Says the Mueller Report and Operation Varsity Blues Have Something in Common

Vladimir Putin is the Lori Loughlin of Russian election meddling.

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If Democrats Are Abandoning Israel, You Wouldn‘t Know It From This Year‘s AIPAC

No signs of Jexodus here.

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Charges Against Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Dropped

His attorney said that Smollett‘s forfeited 100,000 bond was not a condition of the dismissed charges.

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Go Ahead and Try a Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce-We Dare You

Our bodies sweat, our noses run, our eyes burn. Why?

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Alabama Congressman Quotes Mein Kampf to Criticize Democrats and the Media

It‘s unclear if Brooks realized that in his analogy, he cast his party as the Nazis and Trump‘s critics as the Jews.

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Mueller Did His Investigation for a World We Don‘t Inhabit

The world we live in is about who can claim victory quickest.

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How the Sexism of the Past Reinforces Wikipedia‘s Gender Gap

The Wikipedia rule that makes it harder to create entries about lesser-known but important women from history.

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The Story of New York City‘s Separate and Unequal Schools

New York City: If you can make it here, you‘re probably not black or Latino.

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On Toni Morrison and Black Difficulty

There are many ways to be ‘difficult‘: stubborn, inconvenient, complex, troublesome. Black womanhood is where they overlap.

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A Guy Dumped Me Because I Can‘t Orgasm. Should I Start Faking It?

Why won‘t men listen to me when I say I‘m enjoying sex?

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From the Invisible Hand to Jazz Hands

What‘s it like to pivot from economics professor to fitness instructor?

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Gerry Allen Always Dreamed of Being a Park Ranger. After 29 Years at Delta Air Lines, He Made It Happen.

He began as a ‘fee collector.‘

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