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New Hampshire's devastating experience with opioids is getting in the way of efforts to legalize pot https://t.co/7yn6WxaM8d
Sidney Poitier turns 92 today. The New York Times looks back at his storied career, which paved the way for other black actors in the film industry. https://t.co/5gBwP70u0X
The announcement about the new investigation was just one of several developments in the case Wednesday https://t.co/8E14IyHO92
Only 8 states have laws that provide an explicit mechanism so that people suspected of having guns — in violation of prohibitions — are actually required to give them up https://t.co/cyPLUKtkMl
A Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist has been accused of plotting to kill prominent journalists and Democratic politicians https://t.co/nJZzwoGbOH
Payments in cash. Invoices by phone. Pushes for silence. North Carolina elections regulators heard about it all this week. https://t.co/uTjwxPaELg
He was one of only perhaps a dozen black mathematicians among nearly 2,000 tenured faculty members in the nation’s top 50 math departments. Then he quit. https://t.co/6sNijTXZKR
“When we are dealing with opioids as the single biggest health crisis this state has ever had, you are going to tell me legalizing more drugs is the answer?” -New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu https://t.co/z1irFDiEmE
American teachers have mounted the most sustained educator protest movement in decades. Here's the latest, from West Virginia and Oakland. https://t.co/w7IMAK8zXc
For years Darin Selnick blasted the V.A. as wasteful. When he was appointed as a senior adviser in the department, he started billing the government for his commute between California and Washington. https://t.co/WvpJDoVWSG

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When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. On Monday, she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom. https://t.co/oNWW6umg1A
In the 5 years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, death threats and online harassment have forced his parents to relocate 7 times. “I would love to go see my son’s grave and I don’t get to do that," his mom said. https://t.co/P7273oZuyG
Cyntoia Brown, 30, is serving a life sentence in Nashville for murdering a man who had hired her for sex when she was a teenager. Her supporters say she deserves clemency as a child trafficking victim. https://t.co/JitleNxg9B
Protesters march up Seventh Avenue in New York City, following the grand jury decision in Ferguson. http://t.co/ZOtGC3TU3A
President Trump’s inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies that house detained migrant families https://t.co/m45j9hdp6o
“It’s inhuman to take a baby from its parents,” says the mother of a detained 1-year-old who has not seen his parents in days. Separating parents from children could become a regular policy under an administration proposal meant to deter border crossings. https://t.co/fT882Lzk0M
The police in Phoenix have opened an investigation into allegations that a woman in a vegetative state at a private nursing facility was sexually assaulted and gave birth to a child last month, the authorities said. https://t.co/gI6Q92xfE7
Stung by midterm losses, Republicans in some states are pushing legislative action to shore up strength before Democrats move in https://t.co/u3pXADCMjL
The discovery offers a window into little-remembered period in which blacks in certain Southern states were essentially treated like slaves post-emancipation. https://t.co/9fdl0FsC4b
This SEAL sniper was repeatedly decorated for valor over eight deployments. But after the last tour, he was arrested for war crimes. https://t.co/fGrMdRAL03
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