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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grewNewly released federal data shows that drug companies shipped more prescription opioids as an overdose crisis grew
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People pass the sidewalk area where Eric Garner was apprehended by the police in the Staten Island borough of New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Federal prosecutors won't bring charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of Garner. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is 'gratified'A lawyer says Officer Daniel Pantaleo is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the "lies and inaccuracies" surrounding it.
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FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, on pretrial matters in the case of Ramos, accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)
Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting caseA judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case, will be sentenced in a New York courtroom on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US caseWhether the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" will go quietly is the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar caseProsecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China
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Elephant keeper Monica Uhl cools off "Reba", an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. Forecasters are predicting that the temperature on Tuesday could hit a scorching high of 115 degrees. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Temperature in Phoenix spikes to hottest of the yearThe temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees, making it the city's hottest day so far this year
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FILE--In this June 20, 2019, file photo Deangelo Martin stands for a probable cause hearing, in Detroit. Martin, who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit, will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday, July 16, 2019 on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)
Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate caseA man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped
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The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pillsNewly released federal data shows drug companies accelerated their shipments of powerful opioid painkillers as an addiction and overdose crisis ramped up across the U.S. from 2006 through 2012
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FILE - This May 11, 2017 file photo shows Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, on a street in Oakland, Calif. A cannabis company is suing Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into certain areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed Friday, July 12, 2019 is the latest development in a heated legal fight over who decides where pot can be delivered in the state. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
California pot seller asks court to void county delivery banAnother legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California
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New Mexico leases ranch land to Epstein companyNew Mexico state land regulators are reviewing agriculture property leases to a company controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein in light of federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls
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This Is the Best Big City in the USAll big cities have problems. Some are just able to "tackle their problems and emphasize their strengths more efficiently than others," according to WalletHub , which rounds up the best US cities to call home with populations over 300,000. Three of the top 10 cities—based on affordability, economy, education...
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LA County to pay $53M over strip searches of female inmatesLos Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail
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