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Pharmacists are seeing unusual and fraudulent prescribing activity as doctors hoard unproven coronavirus drugs endorsed by Trump

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A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators.

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Emergency medical providers are scrambling during the coronavirus crisis — and the federal government is lagging behind

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'If You’re a Predator, It’s a Gold Mine': Police Reports Reveal Shocking Dangers of Immigrant Youth Shelters

Just five days after he reached the United States, the 15-year-old Honduran boy awoke in his Tucson, Arizona, immigrant shelter one morning in 2015 to find a youth care worker in his room, tickling his chest and stomach.

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A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret at His Party's Voter Suppression Tactics

Dale Schultz, a Republican, served in the Wisconsin Legislature for more than 30 years, from 1983 to 2015. His Senate district is located in south Wisconsin, much of it rural farmland. Schultz was considered a moderate, and so much of what happened in state politics near the end of his tenure dismayed him: partisan fights over the rights of unions, a gubernatorial recall election, and claims of partisan Republican gerrymandering that will now be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Videos Surface of a Death in Custody the LAPD Didn’t Want Released

Early on the afternoon of June 4, 2012, Vachel Howard was handcuffed to a bench inside the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station Jail. He was 56 years old, and had been taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The grandfather of seven had been strip-searched, and his shirt still hung open. Howard told the officers present that he suffered from schizophrenia. Police suspected he was high on cocaine.

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