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Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales
Critics say the settlement doesn't hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of OxyContin, which helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic. Audio
US & World
U. Of Michigan Students Under Stay-In-Place Order, But Football Can Still Kick Off
The public health order does not apply to varsity sports such as the football team, which plays University of Minnesota on the road Saturday. The two-week order was prompted by surging virus cases.
Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?
New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said.
NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020
But Dr. Francis Collins says it's unlikely a vaccine will be approved before late November. He also urges people to trust health experts like Anthony Fauci who "don't really have an ax to grind."
Supreme Court To Hear Cases Tied To Trump's Policies On Mexico Border
One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the "Remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.
Crime & Justice
Michigan Charges 8th Man In Alleged Domestic Terrorism Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer
Brian Higgins participated "in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials," the attorney general's office said.
Environment & Science
Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes
Research published this week finds that home sales volume and prices have declined in coastal census tracts vulnerable to sea level rise, relative to coastal areas less threatened by climate change.
Arts & Entertainment
Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'
This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.