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Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales

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| 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.

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.

Facing Economic Devastation, Hawaii Attempts To Revive Tourism


The tourist economy in Hawaii has been decimated by the pandemic, with 1 in 6 people there unemployed. Now, the state hopes new traveler testing protocols will help bring visitors back to its beaches.


The Town Of Asbestos, Quebec, Chooses A New, Less Hazardous Name


The former mining town has watched its name transform from an asset in the late 1800s to a liability in recent decades. Residents voted to change the name to Val-des-Sources, or valley of the springs.

Jeffrey Epstein Update: Court Says Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Can't Remain Secret


The mandate is a victory for Virginia Giuffre, who has publicly accused Maxwell of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse her when she was a minor.

Universities Rethink Building Names In The Wake Of Racial Justice Protests


Many U.S. colleges have lecture halls named after respected scientists who also promoted racial theories or practices that are now rejected. And increasingly, their names are being removed.

U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Stay Closed Another Month


"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Ally Of Socialist Evo Morales On Track To Win Bolivia's Election As Rival Concedes


Luis Arce, a candidate handpicked by former President Evo Morales, is expected to be confirmed as the winner in the country's most important presidential election in a generation.

Armenia, Azerbaijan Accuse Each Other Of Breaking Latest Cease-Fire Within Minutes


Each country said the other had promptly violated a humanitarian truce that took effect at midnight on Sunday, as fighting continues over the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.