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Elijah Cummings, Respected Maryland Rep. and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health issues,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Trudy Perkins. He was 68. #Breaking from @RepCummings his office says he has passed away @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/CHRRR6QNo6 — Anne Kramer WBAL…

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First Federal Trial Over Opioid Epidemic Begins Jury Selection Today

In the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic, two counties in Ohio, Summit and Cuyahoga, are suing generic drug makers Actavis and Cephalon; the distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson; and the pharmacy chain Walgreens. Jury selection for the trial began Wednesday and trial arguments are scheduled to begin…

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Andrew Cuomo Uses N-word in Radio Interview

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the n-word live on-air during a radio interview Tuesday. Cuomo, who regularly appears as a guest on The Roundtable with Alan Chartock on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, was discussing the controversy around celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day simultaneously on Monday. Early on…

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North Carolina Nursing Home Staff Arrested After Facilitating Fights Between Dementia Patients

Three former employees of the Danby House, an assisted living facility in Winston-Salem, N.C., were accused of running a “fight club” from their place of employment. They were arrested earlier this month, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Related Story: Drag Queens Are Helping a North Carolina School Reduce Bullying Taneshia…