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How cracking down on America's painkiller capital led to a heroin crisis

For James Fata, the transition from prescription painkillers to heroin was seamless.

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'Arrogant' Clinton proving to be a tough sell in Sanders-loving Seattle

In the heart of Sanders country, the struggle is not so much for votes now as votes later.

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Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric could lose Republicans the 2016 election

They have come to Florida from across Latin America.

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America's second largest reservoir -- Lake Powell -- is disappearing

As water levels plummet to 45% in America’s second-largest reservoir, new islands appear – and fears grow for a waterway that serves 40 million people

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Portland man: I was tortured in UAE for refusing to become an FBI informant

When Yonas Fikre stepped off a luxury private jet at Portland airport last month, the only passenger on a $200,000 flight from Sweden, he braced for the worst.

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Missouri advances towards goal of ending all abortions, one law at a time

The lawmaker who represents Christian county in the Missouri state legislature has little doubt as to why there is just one remaining abortion clinic in his state.

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Blame poverty, not race, say Ferguson's white minority

Ex-mayor claims segregation isn't bad – it's just human nature

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Central American leaders meet Barack Obama to criticize US border policy

Presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador say combination of US policies is seriously harming their countries

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Supreme Court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act protections in southern states

Case could end requirement for states with history of discriminatory policies to get federal approval for election laws

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Rwandan woman stripped of U.S. citizenship after lying about role in genocide

Beatrice Munyenyezi had been given asylum but now faces up to 10 years in prison and deportation for making false statements

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Experts: Florida's Medicaid turnaround paves the way for Obamacare

Obamacare supporters say Rick Scott's decision to back expansion of Medicaid is likely to pressure others to follow suit

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Guantánamo commander admits listening devices eavesdropped on lawyer meetings with clients

Revelations in pre-trial hearings further undermine US military court as defence lawyers paint legal proceedings as illegitimate

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Chaotic Guantanamo trials face more troubles as confidence in court wanes

The battered credibility of the Guantánamo trials has been further dented by revelations of hidden microphones, intelligence service interference with court proceedings and protests from lawyers who say the US military is preventing a proper defence of the alleged organisers of the 9/11 attacks.

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