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Justices hear arguments on Puerto Rico oversight

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – The more they heard, the more hesitant Supreme Court justices seemed to be Tuesday about disrupting the work of the board Congress put in place to fix Puerto Rico’s catastrophic economic problems. If the hundreds of billions of ...

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High-profile trial over who should pay for the opioid crisis begins Wednesday

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. Purdue said Monday, March 4, 2019, that it has asked a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

CLEVELAND – The U.S. opioids epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives and left millions of people addicted, strained health care, law enforcement and social service systems, cost governments billions, and bankrupted the best-known manufacturer of narcotic painkillers. Now, 12 ...

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Appellate court rejects requests to halt landmark opioid trial

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. Purdue said Monday, March 4, 2019, that it has asked a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

An appellate court on Thursday rejected a last-ditch request by Ohio to halt a landmark trial on whether drug companies are responsible for the opioid epidemic, ruling the bid did not meet the strict test for such an extraordinary move. ...

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Several national security officials raised alarms about Ukraine policy before and after Trump call

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – At least four national security officials were so alarmed by the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure Ukraine for political purposes that they raised concerns with a White House lawyer both before and immediately after President Donald Trump’s July ...

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Conservatives call for ‘expeditious’ impeachment probe

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WASHINGTON – More than a dozen prominent conservative lawyers, including George Conway, offered their legal reasoning for an “expeditious” impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, creating a document they hope will be read by Republicans who continue to stand by ...

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Whistleblower’s lawyers: No political motivations

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – Lawyers for the whistleblower whose complaint against President Donald Trump sparked House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry issued a statement Wednesday rebutting Trump’s claims that their client is politically biased. “Our client has never worked for or advised a political ...

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