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Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., in 2019. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, have faced hundreds of lawsuits over the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales

Critics say the settlement doesn't hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of OxyContin, which helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic.

Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., in 2019. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, have faced hundreds of lawsuits over the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales

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Increased car and foot traffic coupled with rising sea levels have driven parts of the Tidal Basin area underwater. Sam Kittner/Tidal Basin Ideas Lab hide caption

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Landscape Architects Unveil Plans To Save The National Mall's Tidal Basin

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A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection airplane drops fire retardant along a burning hill during the Glass Fire in Calistoga, Calif., in September. California is one of two states to require wildfire risk be disclosed to new homebuyers. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Of Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfires, But It's Rarely Disclosed

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Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar attended the Legislative BBQ at Colorado State Fair on August 23, 2019 in Pueblo, Colorado. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year'

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