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Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
The justices' order late Wednesday, Sept. 11, temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some ... (full story)


Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll

Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll

As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after community, killing tens of thousands of people each year with no end in sight.
In Pennsylvania's York County, the coroner investiga ... (full story)


What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

Purdue Pharma could be heading for bankruptcy but the extent to which it would affect the Sackler family fortunes remains unclear.
The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, this week reached a tentative agreement with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states over its role in the opioid crisis that has cont ... (full story)


OSU study examines effects of flu, genetic mutation on heart health

Results of a new Ohio State University study may aid in treatment of flu patients who develop life-threatening heart problems, despite having an otherwise healthy heart.
Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found a link between a genetic mutation, flu and heart irregularities in lab mice.
M ... (full story)


'That was my child': Transgender deaths devastate families

'That was my child': Transgender deaths devastate families

That was Brenda Scurlock's last text from her son, Avery, before he was shot eight times, his body abandoned in a field in eastern North Carolina.
Scurlock had always worried about Avery's safety. He was young and black in a society where those qualities could make him vulnerable.
And to multiply her worries, he was transgende ... (full story)