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Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic
Agency Managing Vast U.S. Lands Experiences Year of Upheaval
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Agency Managing Vast U.S. Lands Experiences Year of Upheaval

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

By Matthew Brown |
A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to ind...

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Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

By Dusan Stojanovic and Sabina Niksic | Feb 21
Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and a lack of opportunity to advance careers are driving thousands of young and educated adults to emigrate from Europe's Balkan nations.

Stuck in an Opioids Crisis, Officials Turn to Acupuncture

Stuck in an Opioids Crisis, Officials Turn to Acupuncture

By Jennifer McDermott, Dake Kang, and Mike Stobbe | Feb 21
Acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

By Scott Smith | Feb 21
Along with four-digit inflation, widespread shortages and a recession deeper than the U.S. Great Depression, Venezuela's economy is now being ravaged by a new scourge: Mass absenteeism.

Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push

Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push

By Tom Murphy | Feb 21
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.

Fighting Gun Violence after Shooting Gives Teens Purpose

Fighting Gun Violence after Shooting Gives Teens Purpose

By Jason Dearen | Feb 20
Given his interest in a military career, Chris said he is not anti-gun and supports the Second Amendment. But he believes assault rifles such as the AR-15 styled rifle that authorities say Cruz used should be reserved for the military.

Trump Urges GOP to Fight Pennsylvania's Congressional Map

Trump Urges GOP to Fight Pennsylvania's Congressional Map

By Marc Levy | Feb 20
President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts.

The Business of The NY Toy Fair, Fun And Games

The Business of The NY Toy Fair, Fun And Games

Feb 20
The 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York City brings together toy innovators, retailers, and first time exhibitors all looking for the next must have toy for the upcoming holiday season, ten months away.

Cities Pitching Diversity in Efforts to Lure Businesses

Cities Pitching Diversity in Efforts to Lure Businesses

By Corey Williams | Feb 19
Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of being open for business.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Lashes Out on Russia Probe

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Lashes Out on Russia Probe

By Calvin Woodward | Feb 19
President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive.

Oxfam Says Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Sex Scandal

Oxfam Says Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Sex Scandal

By Danica Kirka | Feb 19
Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

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