Lawsuits Highlight Government Failures In Opioid Crisis

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As the cases proceed, critics say blame for the addiction crisis should be shared by government officials, who saw that opioid sales were skyrocketing years ago but failed to raise the alarm.

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Miami Dolphins Flounder In NFL Play So Far

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Could the 2019 Miami Dolphins wind up being the worst team in NFL history? NPR's Audie Cornish talks to the Miami Herald's Greg Cote about how pro football got so bad in South Florida.

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MoviePass Shuts Down

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The movie ticket subscription service startup was popular with subscribers. It may have ultimately failed as a business, but some say it succeeded in disrupting the movie theater business model.

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Penn. AG: How Proposed Settlement With Purdue Pharma Falls Short

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about a proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma that he says fails to hold it accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.

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Remembering Tony Winner Phyllis Newman

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Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman died Sunday at age 86. She won the award for her role in 1962's Subways Are For Sleeping. She also appeared on TV, as an actress and quiz show panelist.

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Saudi Arabia May Rethink IPO For State-Owned Oil Company After Attacks

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Saudi Arabia had been planning to sell off a slice of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, in a massive IPO. But last weekend's aerial attacks on Saudi oil facilities may scare off investors.

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Sophistication Of Saudi Airstrike Points To Iranian Involvement

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An attack over the weekend crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Evidence suggests the strike may have involved both missiles and drones and means Iran probably played a role.

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The Legacy Of Robert Mugabe

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Zimbabwe remembers Robert Mugabe, its liberator and longtime tyrant, and looks ahead at more troubled times.

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UAW Workers On Strike At General Motors

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brian Rothenberg, spokesperson for United Auto Workers. The union is leading a strike of over 49,000 workers against General Motors.

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U.S.-Iran Tensions Rise Over Saudi Attacks

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with intelligence expert Heather Williams of the Rand Corp. about tensions between Iran and the U.S. following an airstrike on Saudi Aramco facilities.

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Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help

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A stowaway from China, the spotted lanternfly, is eating its way across Pennsylvania, killing trees and grapevines. Scientists are considering importing the bug's natural enemies from back home.

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World Oil Prices Spike After Saudi Facilities Attacked

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Oil prices jumped on Monday in response to a weekend strikes in Saudi Arabia that crippled more than half the country's oil production. It was the single-largest daily surge in crude prices in years.

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Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11

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The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.

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Meet Allie, One Of The Growing Number Of People Not Having Kids Because Of Climate Change

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She is one of a growing chorus of folks opting to forgo having kids because they are worried about the kind of world they'll inherit.

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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.

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