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America's Heroes of 2017: The People Who Inspired Us

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America's Opioid Crisis: How Prescription Drugs Sparked a National Trauma

The trips to resorts in the sun traps of Florida, Arizona and California were a great chance for medics to network, take a break from patients and learn about new treatments. There were even freebies – fishing hats, cuddly toys to take back for the kids, music CDs. And the visits were all expenses paid.

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5 Things Trump Could Do Right Now to Ease the Opioid Crisis

ith an estimated 142 Americans now dying every day from drug overdoses, the Trump administration is poised to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

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In the Grand Canyon, Uranium Mining Threatens a Tribe's Survival

Ed Tilousi knelt down next to the crystal-clear turquoise creek. The only sounds were the gurgling of the current and the sawing of cicadas in a pecan nut tree as the hot sun made the red rock canyon walls towering above him glow.

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Grand Canyon at Risk as Arizona Officials Ask Trump to End Uranium Mining Ban

A coalition of influential officials in Arizona and Utah is urging the Trump administration to consider rolling back Obama-era environmental protections that ban new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

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Ivanka Trump's New Book: I'm a Working Mom Who Can't Always Get a Massage

Ivanka Trump, president Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser, laments that when the election campaign was at its busiest she had to go into “survival mode” and didn’t have enough time to meditate or treat herself to a massage, according to her new book, released on Tuesday.

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Brand Ivanka: Inside the Tangled Empire of the President's Closest Confidante

The jeers and boos that rang in the ears of Ivanka Trump in Berlin last week made it clear that her high-profile presence at her father’s side comes at a cost.

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When Neil Gorsuch Put Corporate Interests Over a Man Freezing to Death

The case took seven years and went before seven judges but in the end, Detroit native Alphonse Maddin celebrated victory against the delivery firm that had fired him for seeking warmth after his truck broke down on a dangerously cold winter night.

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We Will Not Pay: The Americans Withholding Their Taxes to Fight Trump

ndrew Newman always pays his taxes, even if he hates what the government is doing with them. But not this year. For him, Donald Trumpis the dealbreaker. He’ll pay his city and state taxes but will refuse to pay federal income tax as a cry of civil disobedience against the president and his new administration.

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Wife of Israeli Politician Tweets Racist Obama Joke - Social Media Responds

The wife of a senior Israeli minister sparked outrage on Sunday by posting a racist joke about President Barack Obama on Twitter.

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, a well-known face on Israeli TV and the wife of the country’s interior minister Silvan Shalom, quickly deleted the offending tweet – but it was too late to avoid mounting criticism.

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Amtrak Philadelphia Train Crash: Mayor Describes 'Disastrous Mess'

A crash investigation has begun into what caused an Amtrak train to derail in north Philadelphia, killing at least five people and leaving six others critically injured.

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National Guard Referred to Ferguson Protesters as 'Enemy Forces', Emails Show

As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Okay Use of Cannabis Oil to Treat Child Seizures

Cannabis oil used for medical purposes is on course to become legal in Tennesseeafter a bill passed on Monday evening aimed mainly at helping children with uncontrollable seizures.

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San Francisco Prison Guards Forced Inmates to Fight 'Like Game of Thrones'

The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate after prison guards allegedly forced inmates to engage in gladiator-style fights for “sadistic pleasure” and betting, in scenes the authorities said evoked "Game of Thrones."

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UVA Student Traumatized but 'Unbowed' After Arrest that Left Him Bloodied

Martese Johnson, the young student who suffered a bloody head wound as he was being arrested by alcohol control officers near the University of Virginia on Wednesday, stood beside his mother and his lawyer on Thursday night and issued a statement saying he was “unbowed”, his face clearly showing the injuries he had sustained.

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Community Mourns Somali Muslim Teen's Death in Kansas City Hate Crime

Devastated family, friends and schoolmates of a 15-year-old boy killed in a horrific hit-and-run car crash that is being investigated as a hate crime gathered for his funeral on Saturday.

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Cleaner New York Waters See Surge in Whale and Shark Numbers

Humpback whales and great white sharks are surging in numbers in the waters around New York City this summer, in a wildlife bonanza that is delighting naturalists, environmentalists and fishermen – if not necessarily bathers.

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