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Bouquets of flowers and stuffed animals are piling up outside the Fort Worth home of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson who was shot to death early Saturday morning by Ft. Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean. Jake Bleiberg/AP hide caption

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Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home and killed her after responding to a call that a neighbor placed about an open front door, authorities in Fort Worth, Texas, say.

The overprescription of opioid pain medications such as these oxycodone pills has been blamed for an addiction epidemic in the U.S. — and has spurred a flurry of activity in American courts. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation

The largest-ever federal action related to the U.S. opioid crisis is on the cusp of its first trial next week — and it's complicated. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it all down.

President Trump frequently criticizes the media at his campaign rallies like the one in Louisiana on Friday. His spokeswoman condemned a video that used a fake image of the president attacking opponents and the media. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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White House Distances Itself From Violent Fake Video Targeting Media And Critics

A disturbing video depicting President Trump shooting and, stabbing political opponents and media outlets was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week.

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How Magic Mushrooms Can Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Magic mushrooms — they're not just for getting weird with your friends. Researchers are increasingly looking at psychedelics to treat conditions like depression and addiction.

How Magic Mushrooms Can Help Smokers Kick The Habit

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Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled an ethics plan that also assails practices in the Trump administration. It comes as his son Hunter is making new pledges to curtail overseas business dealings to quell criticism over his role in Ukraine's energy sector while his father was managing policy with the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Takes On Trump With A Sweeping Ethics Plan, Amid Push Back Over Ukraine

Joe Biden is taking aim at President Trump over ethics, as the president continues attacks on the candidate and his son. Hunter Biden is now pledging to curtail his overseas business dealings.

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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

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A Massachusetts pop-up gym aims to strengthen the bodies and spirits of LGBTQ+ clients, who haven't always been made to feel comfortable in other workout spaces.

'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked the height of her fame.

How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

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The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

In the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.

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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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One in 4 high school seniors say they have vaped in the past month. And for heavy users, scary headlines about serious illness and death are no match for nicotine addiction and peer pressure.

High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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