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The Takeaway: Calculating The Costs Of The Longest Government Shutdown In History
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Dr. Joseph Sirven: Fake Health News
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Recall Election Set For Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski
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In a detailed memorandum, Attorney General Maura Healey alleges eight Sackler family members and nine Purdue board members or executives played key roles in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
The caravan, which could consist of up to 2,000 migrants, began its journey from Honduras on Monday. The migrants have already become symbols in the ongoing battle over border security.