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Drug court – giving families a chance to break the cycle of opioid use

Photographer Fred R Conrad visited a Virginia drug court last year and saw how individuals and families had been given a second chance – so when he went back this summer he had a question: did they take it? “Opioid and methamphetamine abuse t

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Jimmy Carter says he is willing to go to North Korea on peace mission

Former president adopts markedly conciliatory tone about TrumpCarter: ‘We greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea’In an interview marked by conciliatory remarks regarding Donald Trump and his administration, Jimmy Carter

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Frederica Wilson seeks apology from Trump and says Niger is his Benghazi

Congresswoman says senior White House officials made false statementsSenators of both parties seek answers on US military deaths in west AfricaCongresswoman Frederica Wilson on Sunday demanded an apology from Donald Trump’s White House for false st

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Trump's secretive voter fraud panel is keeping own members in the dark

Commission member ‘completely uninformed’ of its activitiesRequests from senators and others for information ignoredOpinion: Trump lied about ‘voter fraud’ ... now he wants to steal votesDonald Trump’s advisory commission

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Conspiracy theorists – in the Oval Office and out of it – await release of JFK files

Kennedy assassination documents are set to be released on Thursday. Experts’ weary testimony cannot dampen the ardor of those who say Oswald didn’t do it“What happened in the window is not true,” said Ron Washington, holding a ma

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Five former US presidents attend hurricane benefit - video

Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama appear on stage in Texas to help raise money for victims Continue reading...

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All five living former US presidents make rare appearance together

Presidents gather for fundraiser for those affected by hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsThe five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affect

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Trump does not plan to block release of JFK assassination documents

President says he will allow release of files never seen publiclyNational Archives has until Thursday to disclose remaining Kennedy filesDonald Trump does not plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents rel

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The Resistance Now: Democrats divided over party shakeup

This week, Chelsea Handler announced her turn to full-time activism and celebrity chefs heated up the fight for marriage equalityThe Resistance Now on FacebookSign up for our weekly newsletter about the ResistanceThe DNC is meeting in Las Vegas this week

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Wife of ex-US health secretary Price asks if people with HIV can be quarantined

Georgia state representative Betty Price seeks to ‘curtail the spread’Republican doctor asks committee meeting: ‘What are we legally able to do?’A Georgia state lawmaker who is married to former Trump health secretary Tom Price a

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Putin says 'Mr Trump should be respected' by the American people – video

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said the US president, Donald Trump, should be respected because he has a democratic mandate. Speaking to an audience of foreign Russia scholars, Putin said an unprecedented anti-Russia campaign was being conducted in th

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Johnson & Johnson granted new trial over $417m ovarian cancer award

LA judge throws out jury payment to woman who used J&J baby powderAttorney: ‘We will continue to fight on behalf of all women impacted’A judge on Friday tossed out a $417m jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by usin

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'Bush embarrassed himself' says Bannon at California GOP meeting - video

Steve Bannon hits out at George W Bush in a speech at a California Republican party convention in New York. The far-right editor depicts the former president as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a 'destructive' presidency during his time

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Why does nobody mention that Hillary Clinton is perfectly nice?

The almost-holder of the loftiest office imaginable was on The Graham Norton Show after her recent brush with the NHS“Hello. I am Hillary Rodham Clinton, and this is the Graham Norton Show.” The almost-holder of what was once the loftiest imag

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Three men charged after protesters shot at following Richard Spencer speech

Tyler Tenbrink and brothers William and Colton Fears charged in FloridaAll three white nationalists were also present at Charlottesville rallyAfter an incident that occurred less than two hours after the white nationalist Richard Spencer finished speaking

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Donald Trump will not visit Britain until 2018, White House confirms

Still to be determined whether Trump will meet Queen in UKAnalysis: Was Trump right to blame terrorism for rising UK crime figures?Donald Trump will not visit Britain until next year, the White House confirmed on Friday. Related: Trump links UK crime rise

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Puerto Rico mayor: ​for US response to crisis Trump deserves 'a 10' – out of 100

Donald Trump has faced consistent criticism for his response to the crisis, yet awarded himself a 10 out of 10 when asked to rate the US’s emergency relief effortCarmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rican capital San Juan, responded on Friday to

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Trump feud continues as Florida congresswoman calls John Kelly a liar

Frederica Wilson says Kelly lied about her during press briefing on ThursdayKelly called Wilson an ‘empty barrel’ and lashed out over condolence callFrederica Wilson, the Democratic congresswoman who criticized Donald Trump’s call to t

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Was Donald Trump right to blame terrorism for rising UK crime figures?

The US president got the 13% right, but not the cause – and he risks contributing to another increase: in hate crimeA US study of Donald Trump’s tweets this week concluded they tell you about him more than they spark deep, insightful policy

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Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study finds

Rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine the gains that drove the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic lowThe number of US adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political t

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Trump mistakenly links UK crime rise with 'spread of Islamic terror'

In latest Twitter outburst US president makes terror link even though annual crime figures record all police-recorded offencesDonald Trump has erroneously linked a rise in recorded crime in the UK to the “spread of radical Islamic terror” in h

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