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An FDA contract worker, collects food and supplies from a food pantry in Baltimore. In the face of a Trump administration proposal that could cause 3 million people to lose federal food assistance, mayors from 70 cities are pushing back. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk

Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.

Authorities in Southern California seized a stockpile of high-powered firearms, ammunition and tactical gear from the property of Rodolfo Montoya, who authorities say had been planning a mass shooting because of a dispute involving his work's human resources department. Long Beach Police Department hide caption

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Police Seize Rifles, High-Capacity Magazines From Man Wanting To 'Shoot Up' Workplace

Authorities say Rodolfo Montoya, 37, told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott that he was planning a mass shooting there.

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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that most new heroin addicts first became hooked on prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone, before graduating to heroin, which is cheaper. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'

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Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.

Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'

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Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients

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Some addiction treatment clinics offer IV infusions of a mix of supplements — including something known as NAD. The treatment isn't proven to work and is not FDA-approved for addiction.

Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients

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Kirill Mikhanovsky directs this dark comedy about a young Russian-American man (Chris Galust, pictured here with Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer) driving a medical transport van around Milwaukee. Music Box Films hide caption

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'Give Me Liberty': A Brilliant, Transporting Film About A Medical Driver's Busy Day

A young Russian-American (Chris Galust) drives a beat-up medical transport van full of demanding, quirky passengers through Milwaukee's backstreets in this funny, authentic film.

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How 'Strange Fruit' Defined Billie Holiday

The song, which paints an unflinching picture of racial violence, was an unexpected hit. But it also turned Holiday into one of the first victims of the War on Drugs.

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Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.

Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

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