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1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim
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1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim

Matthew Davidson’s death was not unique. It was just one of more than 100,000 deaths to drug overdoses in the US from May 2020 to April 2021 — a record while the country was gripped by the pandemic. His life mirrored those of many people trapped by addiction — in and out of rehab; jail…MORE

Esper says Americans deserve ‘unvarnished’ look at ‘tumultuous’ Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions
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Esper says Americans deserve ‘unvarnished’ look at ‘tumultuous’ Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an “unvarnished” look at former President Donald Trump’s “tumultuous” presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon for not clearing his book manuscript for publication. “My view is that the American people deserve a full and unvarnished history of the last…MORE

Iran nuclear talks restart as participants draw their lines in the sand
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Iran nuclear talks restart as participants draw their lines in the sand

Iran nuclear talks resumed Monday in Vienna, Austria, as the US warned Tehran against further uranium enrichment, Israel forcefully lobbied against sanctions relief for Iran and Iran announced its “willingness and seriousness” to reach a deal — but only if the US lifts sanctions. The flurry of public messaging was punctuated by a report out…MORE

Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019
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Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a briefing on Monday. The review will be conducted by Gen. Michael Garrett,…MORE

‘Patriots 45 MAGA Gang’ planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say
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‘Patriots 45 MAGA Gang’ planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors have indicted a trio of alleged US Capitol rioters — including one who is accused of assaulting DC police officer Michael Fanone — for planning to be violent together on January 6, according to court records and a Justice Department statement on Monday. One defendant, Edward Badalian, a 26-year-old from California, allegedly wrote…MORE

Here’s how your gas could hit $5 a gallon
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Here’s how your gas could hit $5 a gallon

The surge in oil prices this year has angered drivers, tainted Americans’ views on the economy and confounded both the White House and Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, JPMorgan Chase says the oil spike is just getting started. In a new report on Monday, JPMorgan warned clients that Brent crude oil will hit $125 a barrel next…MORE

Omicron poses 3 major threats to the US economy, says Jerome Powell
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Omicron poses 3 major threats to the US economy, says Jerome Powell

Here we go again. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify Tuesday that the Omicron variant threatens America’s economic recovery. Much remains unknown about Omicron. Yet if it prolongs the pandemic, it could keep prices rising, hurt job growth and make the supply chain crisis worse. “The recent rise in Covid-19 cases and…MORE

USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game
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USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game

The University of Southern California (USC) issued a public apology after an ‘offensive chant’ was made from USC’s student section during Saturday night’s football game against Brigham Young University (BYU). “The offensive chant from our student section directed towards BYU during the football game last night does not align with our Trojan values,” USC’s athletic…MORE

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