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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.</i><p>At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower …


HURRICANE IRMA: This Is The Scene In Turks & Caicos

The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

Religious discrimination and an increase in hate crimes has spurred more Muslims to run for office and adopt an active role in community organizing<p>More Muslims must seek public office as Donald Trump “fans the flames of Islamophobia”, according to André Carson, who is one of just two Muslim members …

Donald Trump

Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan

WASHINGTON — The closing argument was a curious one: Vote yes, Republican leaders told the holdouts in their conference. We promise it will never become law.<p>After seven years of railing against the evils of the Affordable Care Act, the party had winnowed its hopes of dismantling it down to a menu …

Affordable Care Act

23 Arrested and Tear Gas Deployed After a K.K.K. Rally in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied here on Saturday afternoon in a protest meant to assail the city's decision to remove a …


Rallies, riots and raves

Hamburg, Germany (CNN)Julia Reusing stood teary eyed under a strip of halogen lights in Hamburg's red light district as the late summer sun's …


Hackers targeting US nuclear facilities: report

Hackers have reportedly been breaking into computer networks of companies operating United States nuclear power stations, energy facilities and …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
North Korea
North Korea

North Korea new missile test: A game-changer?

<b>North Korea's confident announcement that it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the US is another iteration in the high stakes game of international poker that Pyongyang appears to excel at.</b><p>Carefully timed to coincide with the 4 July holidays …

North Korea
North Africa

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences

<b>The Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after being charged with sex offences in his native Australia.</b><p>He complained that he had been subjected to "relentless character assassination" during a two-year investigation into the "false" claims.<p>He said the Pope …

Health Care
Middle East

Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family<p>More than 15,000 Americans were losing their jobs each day in June 2009, as the US struggled to climb out of a painful recession following …

Planned Parenthood

Justin Trudeau celebrates both Pride and Eid - while Donald Trump opts out of traditional end of Ramadan celebration

Justin Trudeau combined his celebrations of both Eid and Pride on Sunday, causing the internet to swoon.<p>The Canadian prime minister looked to be having a great time as he took part in the Toronto Pride Parade - only the second time that a Canadian leader had marched at the country's largest LGBT …

Donald Trump

Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results

Brussels claims tech giant abused market dominance by manipulating its search engine results to favour its own comparison shopping service<p>The European Union has handed Google a record-breaking €2.42bn (£2.14bn) fine for abusing its dominance of the search engine market in building its online …


Google won't scan your Gmail anymore for ad targeting

The tech giant will stop combing through emails to tailor ads. But it’s not like it doesn't have all your info anyway.<p>In an era where we've all resigned ourselves to the fact that Google knows all our personal information anyway, the company announced Friday that it will stop scanning personal …


Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs’ and their staffers’ email accounts. Both houses of parliament were targeted on Friday in an attack that sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords.<p>Fewer than 90 email …


Soldiers fatally shoot suspect after explosion at Brussels train station

<b>BRUSSELS --</b> Soldiers shot dead a male suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's …