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Researchers Find a Link Between Trump Voters and Opioid Use

Stuart Ritchie/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A study published on Friday by scientists at the University of Texas and the University of Toronto points to a connection between Trump country and the nation’s opioid crisis. The report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, gathered data at…

The White House Tried to Suppress a Bombshell Study Because They Were Afraid of the PR

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration feared it would be a “public relations nightmare”: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater…

Donald Trump Takes His Fanciest Condo Off the Market

AP Photo/Evan Vucci Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Visits to Donald Trump’s hotels and resorts by the president and people seeking to influence him have been seen as boons for his business empire, but his real estate business seems to be stagnating. Since he took office, there have been few…

Chart of the Day: Immigration Is a Good Thing

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Did the National Enquirer Coordinate With the Trump Campaign?

Left: An example of the Enquirer’s handiwork during the 2016 Republican primaries. Right: More recently, the Enquirer seems to have suddenly soured on Trump pal Michael Cohen. I wonder why?American Media Inc. Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the National Enquirer has been served…

Betsy DeVos Has Scrapped More Than 1,200 Civil Rights Probes Started By the Obama Administration

Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by ProPublica. Whether schoolchildren in DeSoto County, Mississippi, are paddled varies by their race. Black students are almost two and a half times more likely than whites to endure the corporal punishment permitted under school district policy…