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Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis

Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription painkillers from flooding the tribal community and creating a crisis of opioid addiction. The lawsuit , filed in tribal court on Thursday, alleges that the companies failed to properly monitor opioid prescriptions and orders. The tribal government alleges ...

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Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan. “When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. He awarded the medal to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, ...

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Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall . RELATED LINKS Spending bill must include down payment for border wall, Trump’s budget chief says Here’s what the Mexico ...

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Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

WASHINGTON — A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. RELATED LINKS How one exhibit is rethinking privacy in a world that’s always watching House committee seeks new details on surveillance targeting foreigners NYPD settles two lawsuits over post-9/11 ...

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March for Science kicks off in cities around the country

Thousands of protesters are expected to join scientists, researchers, engineers and mathematicians in demonstrations around the world on Saturday for the March for Science. The march was planned in January to coincide with Earth Day and in conjunction with educational and scientific institutions in a call for sound federal science policy and to draw attention to a slew of issues ...

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Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after “assisting in a smooth transition” under President Donald Trump. Murthy was a holdover from the Obama administration. Murthy’s deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is serving ...

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Young immigrants won’t ‘rest easy’ despite Trump’s comments

HOUSTON — Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won’t “rest easy,” even if President Donald Trump says they should . RELATED LINKS Trump: Young immigrant ‘dreamers’ are not deportation targets Cities, states try to protect immigrants’ data from federal officials The difference between refugees and immigrants? ‘Refugees are the unwanted’ Several “dreamers” told The Associated Press ...

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U.S. ‘too important’ to pull back in today’s world, U.N. chief says

0SHARESShare U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday the United States is “too important” of a country to reduce its role in global affairs, something President Donald Trump suggested as a candidate. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW: U.N. Secretary-General Guterres: The world needs a U.S. that is engaged The United States’ engagement is very important “in the many situations we have around the ...

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WATCH: Trump signs executive order to review Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules

WASHINGTON — Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially revamp or eliminate fundamental elements of ...

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For doctors, a clamp down on visas could have an uneven effect in the U.S.

Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely on them, according to a new study. The research, published online in JAMA this week, found that more than 2,100 U.S. employers were certified to fill nearly 10,500 physician jobs nationwide, in 2016. ...

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